I can’t believe how cold it is here in Toronto this week.
Monday was the worst. It was -27 Celsius (16.6 f) with the windchill (-18 C -.4 F without it which is cold enough!). Our furnace was on most of the day. On and off, on and off it went. On top of that, our power kept going out all day too, which of course is very scary when it’s that cold out.
I remember waking up just after 7 am because the furnace made a weird sound and I realized that the power had just gone out. I think that was the first time it went out that day and luckily it was only out for about five minutes. It didn’t go out again until about 3 pm and at that time it went on and off quickly three or four times. Then it went off again around 6 pm, then 7 pm and then at about 10 pm it went on and off several times over a half our period. Then it did that again at about 11 pm and then 11:30 pm. I think our power went out about 30 times on Monday.
We did call the power company and heard a recording about the power outages in our area. I guess the problem was called Auto renewal and they must have had power crews working on it all day. I think it actually took until some time on Tuesday to fix it because I know the power went out at least twice on Tuesday morning.
Every time the power went out on Monday I got a little more stressed. I kept being afraid that the power would be out for hours. The house would be freezing cold in no time if that happened!
Anyway … since Monday it’s been a little warmer, but it’s still extremely cold. It was -18 Celsius (-.4 F) with the windchill on Tuesday and I think it was -16 Celsius (3.2 F) with the Windchill earlier today as well.
If this keeps up I’m going to go rooting in my closet and try to find our electric blanket and if I can’t find it … well I just might go out and buy one! Our master bedroom is the coldest room in the house so anything that can keep us a little warmer as we try to sleep in this cold would help!
Has it been extremely cold in your area too? We’ve had some snow, but compared to the cold it’s nothing to complain about.