|January 26th, 2004
Sorry the other page is way too
long. I have been so busy that I update it and just try to keep it going.
I will try to not make the pictures so
big. When I am on my laptop they look smaller. I didn't realize
big they are.
Email me when things are too long
or big and I will start a new page!
Toronto is in the midst of what
could be one of the worst winter storms in many years
We already have a lot of snow on the
ground and they are calling for 15 more inches through
tomorrow. I wouldn't even guess how much snow we will end up with by the weekend.
I have never witnessed the computer models
spitting out so many winter storms, not just here
but everywhere. This is
going to be a wild week of weather for a lot of people.
Look how much snow is on our patio. I took
this photo earlier today. Lot of snow.
Snow is falling hard here in
Toronto, and the winds
are strong. 4 p.m. and my patio is disappearing
under all the
Deena says they have Lightning and Sleet
back home in Western Kentucky! Wicked weather.
Snow continues to fall here in Toronto
Thunderstorm with sleet back home. Paducah Radar
All I can say is there is going to be some
severe winter weather over the next week or so. Everyone
can hang on for the ride.
Heavy snow and thundersnow is blasting
Toronto. We had thundersnow overnight, heavy snow is
Visibility is about one block. An impressive winter storm - even for
Power outages reported across the
Snow in Mayfield, KentuckyTony sent me this photo
We are buried here - I took this photo - my
Hundreds of thousands of people
across the Eastern US are without power because of the
snow and ice storms.
And it keeps on coming. Outside my townhouse.
We are buried here in Toronto!
Snow has ended for now
Buried up over the seats of the chairs
Erick seems to enjoy watching me enjoy the snow!
:) He asked me if it would ever end! I said nope! I guess it
EVENTUALLY end. Spring will be here...one day!
Dru stayed over the last few days.
Not sure this has been a good thing. I seem to find myself in
trouble when he stays.
It isn't his fault though, it is mine. I let these things happen.
You know there are times when I feel controlled by these addictions.
It is as if I am out of control - as hard as I try to stop, I can't.
It is like a dragon that swallows you whole. You fight it but in
the endit is something that is bigger than me. You can't escape
the grip - you can't escape the fire breathing dragon. He burns
you everytime. You can run from it...you can hide from it...but in
the end it will find you. It will destroy you. Either all at
once or slowly. It takes what little life you have left and then
spits you out - back on the streets. Until you do it all over
again - it is a never ending cycle of substance abuse. Why can't I
find control. Why can't I slay this beast.
It is killing me to see my friend
battle cancer. I don't think I have ever experience pain like
this. Not for another human
being. It is like every ounce of me is being ripped apart into a
million pieces. It is like god is pouring acid over me. It
is something that I wish I could beat for him, but yet I can't. I
can't do anything but watch his pain. I can't make
him feel better. I can't say anything that makes it go away.
I can't express these emotions in a way that helps at all.
All I can do is watch him. All I can do is try and stay positive.
He tells me that he will likely never survive this. He
tells me that it will kill him. That his days are short. It
could be weeks or months. How can this be? For someone who
has done so much for me. How can something like this happen.
I don't understand it. I don't understand it.
My whole body screams. My whole
being screams. My spirit screams. I need a miracle for my
You know you have had enough snow when
You find yourself looking for the tape measure instead of the ruler
Free snowcones - pouring grape juice over a cup of snow
You look out over your patio and not only can you not find your
can't find your lawn chairs, table, or BBQ Grill!
You no longer need the fire ladder to climb out your third story balcony
You find yourself storing perishables outside your back door
Instead of making ice in the freezer you simply open your backdoor
up a glass of snow
Your downtown home begins to look like your cottage getaway in ski country
Instead of asking your neighbor if you can borrow his shovel, you find
asking to borrow the backhoe
You yawn when Jim Cantore (off The Weather Channel) says another foot is
You find yourself bored at the promo of "The Day After Tomorrow" (the
disaster movie coming out this summer)
You begin to think that global warming is a good thing
are keeping Norman in the hospital one more day, as they try to get
situated for him at home. There is some equipment that
they are waiting
onbefore they release him. I will be seeing him today
and will post
an update later!
Pictures from Omaha, Nebraska (winter is
not just here in Toronto)
Unknown photographer - not my photo
Nebraska - unknown photographer - not my photo
Nebraska Blizzard - unknown photographer - not my photo
Potomac River. - Unknown photographer - not my photo
Potomac River. - unknown photographer - not my photo
Hudson River, New York - unknown photographer
not my photo
Hudson River, unknown photographer - not my
(Reuters) - Thousands of air and rail passengers have been
left stranded and
road traffic has been paralyzed across Europe after
a cold snap brought heavy
snow and bitterly cold temperatures from
London to Moscow.
The severe winter weather
to be everywhere.
Observed at Key Lake, Canada
Temperature -62 °F / -52 °C
Can you imagine it that cold????
This weekend a BIG storm moves
into the Ohio Valley, it may be mainly rain in the Paducah
area changing to
snow. BIG snows north of there though, a real winter storm.
Meanwhile, temperatures will
be minus thirty and below, in the Northern Plains and very cold
air for the Ohio
Valley as well.
Well, when I said a few weeks ago that some
extreme weather was coming I didn't imagine it
would be this bad. The signs were
there though and so here we are. It isn't going to get better, the
10 days look cold and stormy. Stay tuned.
Pentagon's Weather Nightmare
Hi everyone, sorry I have not been
updating as much. Things have been busy and a bit stressful. I feel
a little lost at times (probably an understatement). I am struggling and
fighting those things that cause
me grief the most.
David and I spent the day taking pictures
of Lake Ontario and running errands. Just having fun
doing nothing in
We decided we would have steaks for supper
and so we bought four. When Doug came home he said,
he would start up the
grill. :) I was like GRILL???? Yes grill! :) So we had a
BBQ :) in the SNOW and
falling snow! We picked up
another inch or two of snow tonight. It seems like the snow never ends.
Norman is our of the hospital and is at
home. YAY finally! I thought they had kidnapped him or
were not going to let him go! :) Anyway, I am sure he is THRILLED to be
and getting in the groove of things!
David is leaving for Hong Kong this
morning and will return on Thursday. I am going to stay
here in Toronto for now. The reason for this change of plans is that David
wasn't feeling well and
we thought it best just to have a shorter trip. He has been sick for
awhile now. Hopefully everything will be
Hmmm, what else what else - it was a
difficult week. There are a lot of things going on but I do feel a
better now especially since some of the people around me are in a better space.
:) Life isn't always easy,
nobody said it would be. I try to take it one day at a time. There
are major battles in my life with addiction.
I can't seem to get control. It is my battle to fight though. Nobody
can fight it for me.
Mother is excited about her house.
I am happy for her.
I will post some pictures later.
More weather information about global
The greatest environmental catastrophe
in recorded history is now unfolding. The Woods Hole Oceanographic
announced that the North Atlantic Oscillation is failing, and, along with it,
the Gulf Stream. The
Institute has observed "the largest and most dramatic
oceanic change ever measured in the era of modern
instruments," in an
analysis of Atlantic ocean currents from pole to pole. Woods Hole has found that
levels are changing in ways that they have changed in the past leading
to periods of abrupt climate change.
Is it for real? It is interesting to
Doug going to BBQ Last Night :)
Lake Ontario - photo I took when David and I
went out to
check on the ice. Lots of ice to see.
Lake Ontario = another photo I took while out.
Lake Ontario - ICE!
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