My mom and her brother had a good visit with grammy in the care home and they arrived back to my place on Christmas Eve. Now the weather up to Christmas had been especially mild and humid and then things started to cool down significantly around Christmas. All that humidity and then coolness caused some cool looking hoar frost on absolutely everything. I am borrowing the next two pictures from our power companies Twitter feed.
|Frost on power line|
|Damaged electrical structure due to heavy frost|
Despite all the power outages, I was one happy pup to have mom home on December 24th!
|Mommy and Me, Christmas Eve 2014|
Here I am proving that I am in fact an 82 pound lab dog! BOL!
Despite the power outages the peeps did have a good Christmas meal. They got creative when it came to making the stuffing.
So after everyone had a pawsome meal, mom's brother got sick. Poor guy! He was only gonna stay a few days and due to illness, did not feel well enough to leave until January 1. Before uncle left, the momma also succumbed to the flu, the only good thing about this is neither one of them gained any weight over Christmas! In fact, uncle lost around 7 pounds! We still have a freezer full of goodies if anyone is interested.
As uncle was recuperating and mom was starting to get sick, uncle took me for a walk one day. During our walk I decided it would be fun to run over the river bank. Just then mom decided to step out on the deck and talk to uncle and then uncle saw me. I was running on the ice on the river chasing a coyote and there was still open water on the river! Mom panicked and quickly called for dad. Dad got on his jacket and boots and hurried outside while uncle raced down the river bank towards to the river. By the time dad got outside, he heard uncle telling me I was a bad boy and he was putting my leash on me.
|River with open water taken around Christmas 2014|
|Closer view of open water and ice chunks on the river. Christmas 2014|
The river should now be frozen, or at least we hope so. We have been under an "Extreme Cold Warning" for the last few days. Calculating in the windchill one day last weekend, the temperature was -45 C or -49 F for my American friends. Mom and I took a short, quick walk that morning outside.
|Mom and I enjoying -45 C weather!|
Well all the power outages caused the confuser to get very confused so I know I have a lot of catching up to do with the blogs.
Once again I would like to wish everyone the very best for the New Year! Take care all!