Wednesday, December 25, 2013

We Wish You A Merry Icemas

So, yeah, that all happened. I still remember watching news reports of the 1998 ice storm, people without power for weeks and transmission towers buckling under the strain of all that ice; while Toronto wasn't hit quite as badly, it's a purely academic distinction for the seventy thousand homes that are still without power, nearly four days after the first outages. I may still be one of them; my apartment complex, along with pretty much the entirety of East York south of the Don Valley, lost power at 11 PM on Saturday night.

It'll be ages putting this all back together, and all those snapping trees are going to echo well into the future.