It is a beautiful day here today, but yesterday was definitely a different story. The temperatures plummeted from spring like to -11 Celsius within hours and with the brisk 60 kg winds (higher at times) it was not a day to be outside.
The Skyway Bridge that is between Niagara Falls, ON and Toronto has terrible crosswinds. When a strong wind comes up the Skyway is to be closed. Well someone forgot to do that yesterday and the winds blew a tractor trailer onto its side. We saw the picture on TV and you would have thought that big rig was a toothpick the way it blew around on that bridge.
Other places the winds were as high as 122 kg per hr. Trees were blown down and houses were damaged. Electrical wires were blown down and many people throughout Ontario were without power. It was a bad day to not have any heat.
The visibility was zero in many places because of whiteouts and blowing snow and many roads were closed. My SIL was not able to get home from work. His company put him up in a Bed & Breakfast.
I'm having a
Valentine banner give-a-way.
If you'd like to have this banner please leave a comment between now and Feb. 1.
I will pick a name at 7:00 AM est on Friday Feb. 1..
I will then add your blog name to this banner and email it to you..
I LOVE YOU ALL!
Deena at Can I Be Pretty in Pink is having an Easter Banner Gift Away on her Tattered Works of Whimsy blog. She will be giving away the above banner that will be personalized for your blog. This is what Deena has to say.
Mary , it is the one below, customized for the winner!!
Just leave me a post
about your favorite Easter outfit
as a child!! I so love such fond tales!!
Mine was white patent leather shoes, white patent
leather purse with a flower at the snap, white gloves,
a yellow bonnet and a sweet frilly yellow dress.
I'm going to try to find the black & white picture
of me in this little dress..I know I remember the outfit
because I remember the colors..I think I was THREE!!
I'll draw a winner on Friday February 15th!!
tell your friends..and if you post about my Gift away on
your blog, let me know..I'll add your name to separate drawing
for an Easter surprise from ME!!
Be sure to stop by Tattered Works of Whimsy to enter and tell Deena about your favorite Easter outfit. It will be a lot of fun to read about the Easter outfits that we wore as children.
Be sure to keep Deena in your prayers. She is fighting breast cancer and was supposed to start chemo last Friday. Because her white blood count was high, she was given antibiotics and the chemo was rescheduled for this Friday. Today is pre-chemo day and she has to have blood tests and see her oncologist. She needs prayer to get through her journey.
That's about all the news for today. I wish each of you a blessed Thursday. ~Blessings, Mary~