Friday, January 16, 2009


It's cold here in the North!
Last night there was a big power outage here in Toronto -- our power was out for about 12 hours -- it just came on around 10am. That might not seem like much, but last night it went down to -20C (that's about-4 F). The inside of my house went to below 10C -- (that's about 50F). We were worried about our pipes freezing, and our little dog freezing, so I stayed home from school today. I've gotten so much work done (school planning!!)-- because we had no electricity -- I had no computer! Now that our furnace is back on, the heat is rising by about 2 degrees an hour, so I still have my winter coat on and my hat. Hopefully I'll be able to do some art soon -- it's like a snow day! The little dog has burrowed under the covers on the bed. What a wussy. Although I'm one to talk -- this is what I'm wearing today -- my flannel jammies, running shoes and my down filled winter coat....


Leslie Jane Moran said...

Oh Martha!

Do hope that your home is warming up bit by bit. Even though it's not funny, it is a cute picture of you..
Nanook of the North!
Let me know if you need rescuing.

Maija said...

Very sexy.....

Anne said...

Oh my! I don't think I could even stand it if it got that cold INSIDE the house! :-O

Down here in the southern US, they don't even give us "pipes". Under our house is what appears to be large-bore aquarium tubing! Seriously! It saves money during construction and since we don't get a freeze/thaw, it works down here.

But they would surely freeze at -20! Yowzers! :-)

By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog during OWOH.

Glad you found a way to stay warm!

Sarah and Jack said...

This picture makes me laugh.

(I hate my down coat, it is just SO SO puffy! LOL)