on pins and (pine) needles
First it was the flooding with contaminated water, then a freak snow storm appeared out of nowhere a couple of weeks ago. Now hurricane force winds are buffeting the Pacific Northwest from Oregon right up to British Columbia. Vancouver's beautiful Stanley Park has has been hit hard with between 1,000 and 3,000 trees down.
If you have some time, take a look at these news reports to view the extent of the damage.
I heard from my family this past weekend and they were all fine, but one of my brothers was without power for 4 days. Ordinarily I wouldn't be too worried, BUT more storms are expected this week and my sister-in-law A was scheduled to have her baby girl by c-section yesterday.
No one has contacted me yet and I'm getting antsy.
Update Friday December 22: I tried phoning all afternoon with no success but my dad finally gave us a call this evening to say that everything was fine and that the baby had been born on Thursday night. More tomorrow...