Today will be overcast with a chance of snow. The high of -6C will be dampened by a windchill as low as -19C with winds from the NNW at 20 to 25 km/h and a 50% chance of snow.
Tonight will be overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy with fog overnight. The overnight low will be -17C with a windchill as low as -25C caused by winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 km/h.
The Queen was home yesterday and cooked a ham and ribs for our New Years feast. I hardly had room on my plate or in my stomach for the meal.
I remember as a kid New years celebration was always held at my grandparents. As many as their 10 children and grandchildren who were living in the area congregated in the small 2 room log home and feasted on turkey. Names were drawn and everyone received a gift. Besides being crowded that little house was really warm as the oven was in a wood fired cook stove. My grandparents never had electricity or phones until the mid 50's. When they did get a phone it was a party line and you had to count the rings to find out if you should answer the phone. The phone rang on a combination of long and short rings to identify who the call was for and to make a call you turned a crank and gave the operator the 3 digit number or name of the person you wanted to talk with.
my grandparents lived on an angled road which at one time was a railway. My mother, born in 1927, didn't remember ever seeing tracks on the abandoned line.
If someone got stuck on the unploughed trail my grandfather had a team of horses to pull the family members out. The horses were used in the winter to bring firewood into town to sell for extra income for my grandparents and in the summer to plow a huge garden and round up cattle on the 1/4 section( 160 acres) of sandy bushland my grandfather owned.
The log home burnt years ago but I have a wood framed mirror, with used to hang by the door, that an uncle restored and left to my mother when he passed. When my mother passed that is the only thing I wanted of hers.
Has technology ever changed since those days long ago.