It’s a real frosty morning here waking up in Port Loring. The temperature was sitting at -0.2 C | 31.64 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. Tomorrow will be even warmer. Which will be nice. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning in-spite of the heavy frost.
On another note I did manage to get our vegetable garden rototilled up yesterday, and in the afternoon we planted our garlic for next year. We don’t put in all that much but enough for planting the following year, along with enough for us for winter. I also noticed some tracks going across our freshly tilled garden, which turned out to be bear tracks, when I went out for a closer look. I think he is after our apples on a tree we have out back. He isn’t a large one, but where there is a small one, there is usually a large one not too far off.
We also had our power go off around midnight last night and it didn’t come back on till 6:30 AM this morning. They said they were upgrading our lines or something to that effect. It would have been nice if they had warned us ahead of time, like maybe a phone call. A few folks put it on the internet, but that isn’t much help for those that doesn’t have internet or a computer. If we knew it was going to go out, people could be more prepared. When it did come back on it stayed on, at least so far
My wife and I did drag out our Generator around 5:00 AM and let it run for a bit while our house warmed up. Nice to have for sure. Again there are a lot of folks that doesn’t have a generator, or to old to drag it out and get it working. We have a hard enough time ourselves. Takes the two of us. The only heat some have in our area is Propane or Oil. So with the hydro being out for over 6 hours the house can get a bit chilly.
With that I am off for a bowl of oatmeal and will then see what the day has in store. I didn’t get to cleaning my shop yesterday, but we did get a lot of other things done up for winter. I still have to close up the cottage winterizing it, but we are waiting till after Thanksgiving as our boys are coming home for a visit for a few days. We are cutting it a bit close with it being so cold. I did put some antifreeze in our toilet outside, which should save any issues with freezing. Not much just a bit. After the kids leave we will do it up right.
In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well.