Friday, April 9

Crazy Weather

After enjoying a couple of weeks of what seemed like the beginning of Spring...
This happened out of the blue...
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Last night the annual April storm blew in to Southern Alberta knocking out power all over the city.  We were without power for 3 hours.
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It was kinda fun actually.
But somewhat freaky as well.
I felt so isolated.  No heat, no phone, no stove to cook on.

Always makes me think about Little House on the Prarie, life before all of our modern convieniences, and how much we really take for granted.

Not to mention 3 hours without checking Facebook !!!! (Oh the horror)

21 comments:

Rebekah said...

Wow, I hate the limbo between winter and spring....here is has just been days and days of deluge.

Mrs. D said...

Power outages SUCK! It's sad how dependent we are on our technology, isn't it? We were without power for an hour in Feb and I thought I was going to die of boredom! I hope it warms up for you fast :-)

SamiJoe said...

Crazy storm for sure!!!
At one point, it was full on snowing and it was thundering and lightening.
My power was gone for hours too--bad night to have guests for dinner.
Nice to see you were taking pictures while driving--LOL!

Emmy said...

It is so true! Just a few hours make us all wonder what in the world we would do without it and how we can survive.
Hopefully spring comes and winter leaves you alone.

Nancy C said...

Oh, Spring Snows are the worst. After March, I'm mentally done with the white stuff.

Amo said...

We had an ice storm last January and we were without power for seven days! On day two, my mother's power came back on, so we moved in with her for the rest of the week. Spring is always so tricky with the weather! You think warm temps are here to stay, and then whammo! There's a frost. Or a snowstorm!

SamiJoe said...

Michele (aside-i can't find a way to contact you),
could you point me in the direction of how to watermark my photos?
I'd like to start doing this after that lady--well, we won't talk about her!!

carma said...

we had crazy weather here, too; the 'stormwatch' weatherpeople were interrupting normal television programming for over an hour to talk about tornadic (is that a word?) activity. the nerve!! ;-)

3LittleMonkeys said...

Yes, that storm sucked! We didn't lose power but I hate seeing snow on the ground! They are predicting 30 cm next week! UGH.

Power outages kinda freak me out. They are eerie!

Respectfully Yours said...

Mother Nature is such a tease.

That One Mom said...

I can't imagine a power outage in the winter... Brrrrrrrrrr....

ModernMom said...

Mother Nature is such a tease!

otin said...

Yea, it has only been 90 here! LOL I think that we are safely out of snow season.

Brian Miller said...

oh wow. craziness....was in DC all day and a chill wind kept it around the 50s....no more snow!

mama-face said...

ha. Today the internet wasn't working (turns out a cord had mysteriously unplugged itself. darn neighbor children) and you would think my arms had been cut off. I didn't know what to do.

We woke up to 6 inches of snow on EASTER. weird.

:)

Mrsblogalot said...

I don't know how we did without electricity before!

Can you imagine Laura Ingalls running home to turn on the internet? (-:

gayle said...

I hate being without power especially when it is cold!! But I will have to admit that being with it made memories when my girls were living at home.

Kmama said...

Oh wow. That would have freaked me out. I hate having no power. I'm glad you were okay with it though!

mudmama said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrr!! I have a power outage story in my book ... the NIGHT I brought my guy home from the hospital (UGH!), so I now have a "thing" about power outages. Glad you had fun and made the best of it, Laura Ingles Wilder! But, yeah- I totally relate to the horror of not being able to check facebook---what ever did we do before it existed??!! :)

Jenners said...

This is just wrong! There should not be snow when it is officially spring!

Arizona Mamma said...

That is some crazy weather. Once we are on a warm up trend here (which we have been for a solid couple of weeks), there is no turning back.

We have something called monsoon season, and once our power went out during a particulary strong storm. Not a good thing when it is still 95 degrees at night even with the wet weather. Ugh.