Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzardgeddon! Not.

Firstly, thanks for your well wishes, and I'm happy to report that my tum is almost all back to normal now.  Yay food!

Also, I think one of my Sea Monkeys just released another batch of eggs.  We'll see.  Something unusual was coming out of her back end; I hope it was eggs.  Anyway, obviously they are delicate creatures and there's no guarantee that these ones will fare any better than the last batch, but there is a sliver of hope.

In other news, the MAJOR STORM! that Torontonians were warned about for days has come and gone.  It did not nearly live up to the hype, leastways not in my part of town.  Yes we got a considerable dump of snow overnight, and yes the roads were slippery, but that's about it.  There were no waist-high snowdrifts, no blizzardly white-outs.  I left my house around 15 minutes earlier than usual to account for traffic delays, and got to work early.

The buses were chugging along as usual.  There were hardly any other vehicles on the road.  Everyone decided to stay at home, I guess.  Amazingly, most of the sidewalks that comprise the walking segments of my route were already cleared.  God bless those snow-clearing folks.

Apparently the East end of the city and suburbs beyond it got blasted.  My co-workers from those areas did not show up at work today.  It didn't matter much, since it was such a quiet day.  I love quiet days.  It was a nice treat.

11 comments:

Jenski said...

Same here - not as bad as they predicted.

Good luck with the sea monkeys. :-)

Warped Mind of Ron said...

We had a bunch of freezing rain, but the main roads were nowhere near the panic they predicted. Glad you're feeling better youngster.

G said...

We got cruxified with snow and ice this week.

Feh.

Glad you're back up to speed again.

DarcKnyt said...

We got BLASTED. Below 0F wind chills, almost two feet of snow some places, blizzard through and through, and with God's help, we got our car dug out in only about half an hour. I'll have to explain someday. Heh.

Glad you're feeling better and the storm had petered out before reaching you.

Lulú said...

My sea monkeys are so small, I can't even tell their sex yet! Hopefully soon...and I hope your new batch thrives!

Miami was warm and wonderful today (I know you probably don't want to hear that...my FB friends from NY hate me today!), but honestly, I miss snow days...and SNOW!!

Jameil said...

Man I'm glad I don't live in one of these blizzard places!! And I'm glad the snow wasn't too much for you to handle! Quiet day & possible monkeys? Wheeeee!!

DarcsFalcon said...

Yay for being passed by on the blizzard and woo for sea monkeys. I thought they all died? I guess I misread that last post.

Especially yay for food! Nomnomnom, you could probably eat a real monkey. ;)

Glad you're feeling better!

Lynn said...

A quiet day of work IS a nice treat. I'm glad you are feeling better.

wigsf3 said...

I had really high snow drifts. Just saying.

Hevenly said...

Yes--I do like it when everyone stays home. So much quieter out there.
If your sea monkey colony is still going, here's a suggestion for the water change.. don't put it in directly from a bottle or anywhere else; let it stand in an open bucket for a day or two to get more brackish. Then it becomes less of a shock to their system.

Sparkling Red said...

DarcsFalcon: All the babies died. The adults seemed OK for a couple more days, then one of the boys died. Things are balanced on a razor's edge!

Hevenly: Brackish, eh? I didn't know that was desirable. I'll sure give it a try. Nothing to lose.