Imagine the sound of those tree limbs cracking, then falling to the ground in the pitch-black night!
On Monday morning, the temperature outside wasn’t too much colder than it was inside the house, so I headed out to take some photos – but only around our house since walking anywhere was risky business (especially with an expensive camera in hand) because everything was covered in super-slippery ice. Here are some of those photos:
Later, on our way downtown (via the Scarborough GO station), I took some photos throughout our neighbourhood. It doesn’t surprise me to now hear the mayor report that Scarborough was the hardest hit area in all of Toronto. Here are some of the photos I took in our Cliffside neighbourhood near Natal Park in Scarborough:
Quite the storm!
Rogers was very apologetic when telling me that they wouldn’t be able to reconnect our cable line until Sunday, which means no internet for now. (I’m tethering to my iPhone to get these photos up.) Michelle and I were planning on spending the holidays watching movies on Netflix, but honestly, we’re just glad to have electricity and heat again! After seeing the war zone in our backyard and the mess that has become of our neighbourhood, I wasn’t expecting Rogers to get us up and running for quite a while anyways. So all things considered, Sunday seems pretty quick.
The worst part of all of this is to hear that there are still thousands of people without hydro… It pains us to hear that! Michelle and I have invited over our friends without electricity but since all of them seem to have things under control, we’re now trying to see how else we can help. Maybe we’ll go volunteer at a warming centre tomorrow, or some place where we can help people with pets – we hope no one has to endure even for five minutes what we went through for two nights!