It was the big storm that never amounted to much here! We sat in the evening listening to the ice pellets bounce off the windows for several hours, while the wind howled around the cabin, seemingly coming from all sides. At any moment I thought a branch will break somewhere, and the lights will go out. But they didn't, and I didn't read of any major outages in the news this morning. There were lots of fender-benders in Toronto of course, but that's more about stupid drivers than the weather! We only got an inch or two of icy snow.
Here the temperature rose to above freezing, and the slippery layer of ice on the deck and the car (I forgot to put it in the garage...) this morning melted away. I waited for a break in the rain before walking the dog, and managed a good hour walking through to the farm next door. I'm walking there a lot these days; tomorrow I'll share some pictures of their amazing stone fences. But I did find out that crunching through 2 inches of semi-frozen slush makes for hard work. I could have worn my lighter fall jacket. My coat stayed open, and my gloves came off half-way. But we got in our hour of cardio.