rain was coming down when we woke up this morning. It
could not be heard on the roof mind, because it was
soaking into the thick blanket of snow that was still
clinging there. It all came down, snow and rain water,
around eight this morning, with a tremendous thud and
We briefly toyed with the idea of the long trip to see our girls. Tomorrow's promise of heavy rain followed by a deep freeze caused us pause though. This is not a trip that can be made in a day. We will be keeping alert and watching for a window of opportunity, but today and tomorrow are out of the running.
Mist had a lovely morning. While we were sitting before the fire, waiting for the flames to take hold, Mist was dashing about madly from room to room. When the fire began to take hold she returned to the living room and played with her wrapping paper, throwing some of it to the floor, where she settled finally to watch us, and the fire, with adoring eyes. We sat oh so companionably this morning, before our roaring fire.
Today Attila and I are puttering about, I on the computer with my genealogy and he in the kitchen preparing refried beans. Mist is now parked ceremoniously in my easy chair, avoiding eye contact with me lest I demand my rightful throne. Worry not Mist, my attentions are engaged elsewhere.
Attila took down our Christmas Tree this morning, removing glass ornaments and lights. He opened the sliding glass door, to toss the tree out. Due to the mild weather this did not cool the house down significantly, making it an ideal time for the task. And so our Christmas here at Maggie's Smile is over and our Christmas visit is yet to come. There is much celebration this year!
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Mist is all wrapped up.
By The Easy Chair
by Diana Gabaldon
"Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught."
Sir Winston Churchill
(1874 - 1965)
RAINFALL WARNING CONTINUED
Significant rain starting early this morning and ending Sunday morning.
A significant weather system is developing over Minnesota this morning that will bring widespread rain to much of southern Ontario beginning early this morning as it tracks northeastward. The rain is expected to continue through today and tonight and finally taper off Sunday morning. Current indications still suggest that the regions extending from northern Lake Huron through the Bruce Peninsula and Muskoka to the Algonquin area will receive between 30 and 70 millimeters of rain by Sunday morning. Temperatures will gradually rise today. Potentially reaching the high single digits in some locales. These relatively high temperatures will accelerate the melting of the existing snow pack and compound drainage and runoff concerns.
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