This morning we received a call from Attila’s Mom, her husband, Attila’s stepfather, passed away just after 8:00 a.m. this morning. He was not in the best of health, but still his passing is a shock. He was a gentleman, who always treated us with largess and welcome; he will be mourned and missed by his family. Safe journey and God Bless to him.

The floodwaters continue to rise, perhaps they will peak today. We remain unaffected, but others are not so lucky. At least the flooded waters near our house are lazy bodies, not fast moving rivers.

There is a steady thumping on either side of the house, as the snow comes off the roof in great plumping gobs, splattering as it hits the deck and roof of the ground floor porch. At this rate there will be nothing left of it by lunchtime.

This is a somber day.

Flood waters down the road. The road goes right to the dock, the dot in the middle.
The same scene, closer.

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Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 102.0 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 9.3°C
Dewpoint: -2.1°C
Humidity: 45%
Wind: SSE 24 km/h


“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.”
Rabindranath Tagore

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You have our condolences in the loss of your loved one. It’s never easy, no matter how old or sick a person it, to lose someone, never never easy. With love, Bex & Paul C.


Our thoughts are with Attila, his mother and all of you.


This is a sad day, and my heart goes out to Attila and you. I’ll light a candle in his memory.

Joan Lansberry

My sympathies to you on the loss of Attila’s stepfather. May memories of him be a comfort.


Thank you so much Bex & Paul, Wendy, Sarah and Joan, for your kind words, which Attila appreciates very much. And thank you for the candle lit in memory Sarah, lovely.


So sorry to hear this about Attila’s stepdad, and to see the flooding this close to you.


Thanks Kate, I will pass your kind thoughts along to Attila and his mother.

The flood has peaked, but the levels aren’t going down significantly, not yet. We are so lucky to be away from the water, and that our water supply is not from the lakes or rivers. The septic systems are a worry in that department. UV systems and filters are fine, but I wouldn’t take a chance myself, not with raw sewage percolating into the waterways.


The water levels show here were not at the peak after all, the level went up to immerse the trunks of some of the trees just above the water level. Today we are still at the peak level in some areas, and a few cm less than the peak in others.