It is the dead of winter. The first weeks of February offer winter a perfect opportunity to show off its most extravagant weather, its coldest temperatures, and time that stretches anxiously towards eternity or March 20. Here at Mist Cottage February is the challenging month in the struggle towards spring. At the country house it… Continue reading Dead of Winter
Well, well, February has arrived with a cold and sunny flourish! A wind chill of -25C this morning makes for a foot stomping outdoor experience. The curtains in the house remained closed this morning, to keep the heat in, until the sun was well up and ready to add a little warmth to the day.… Continue reading February!
Self-diagnosis is a perilous endeavor, and it needs to be approached cautiously. All diagnosis, from all sources, should be treated with skepticism, curiosity, and exploration. Some years ago I began to experience intermittent bouts of gastrointestinal distress. The cause was unknown. Measures such as more carefully washing vegetables, washing hands more frequently, things that could… Continue reading Self-Diagnosis
The hydro suddenly shut off at 9:30 this morning, with no warning. Hydro One claims it was a “planned outage”. Poppycock! The message informing us came via email, which was received at 9:45 a.m., fifteen minutes after the hydro service was cut. If it was indeed planned, they might have warned us ahead of time,… Continue reading This and That
It is sunny here this morning. As you can see from the weather information below, our weather is all over the place. Wednesday night is supposed to be -19C, and then the temperatures will swing up again. It has been a bit of a roller coaster through February. We are enjoying a Statutory Holiday today,… Continue reading A Great Snack!