Several days ago, I mentioned that under great strife, the US would be
up here helping us Canadians out.
Well, that statement was a little prophetic. Toronto area is going
through a major cold snap, ice storm and power went out last Friday
for hundreds of thousands of Torontonians. Even today, four days
later, over one hundred thousand are still without power. Our eunuch
of a Mayor is too ignorant to request disaster assistance.
A number of hydro workers from the US are here and more are on the way
to help us do repairs.
I just wanted to say "Thanks" to the US for the help that we're
Best friend lives out in Scarborough. His home was out from Friday to
Monday morning. Must have been a real pain added to by lost food and
the worry about bursting water pipes.
Generally, I'm pretty lucky. I live in the centre of Toronto where
most hydro lines are buried so that kind of outage is very unusual.
Add to that the number of financial buildings near where I live and
electricity is usually the last thing I need to worry about.
On Tue, 24 Dec 2013 22:54:22 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Big problem is when, like my friend's son's place in Scarbooney, you
need a sump pump to keep the basement from turning into a swimming
pool. By the time the power had been out for half an hout he and his
wife and 3 kids were running a bucket brigade to keep the basement
dry, while my friend threw the little 2500 watt generator in the back
of the Cadillac in Kitchener and headed down the 401 - where the
generator has been running pretty well steady for about 70 hours and
the basement is still dry. They were able to run the furnace for a few
hours, and heat up meals in a small crock-pot.
On 12/24/2013 9:21 AM, email@example.com wrote:
By way of translation, 'hydro' in this case has nothing to do with water.
If you are in the US, substitute 'power'; we are talking power linemen (or
linepersons) helping get the distribution system back into operation after
the big ice storm took a lot of it down. I'm glad they're doing it but I'm
also glad that it isn't me working in those conditions -- working up a pole
is bad enough when the weather is good.
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