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News of the Week ~ Dec 30 2013

Posted by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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News Of The Week!

It's been a crazy week, up here in Ontario Canada we had an ice storm which knocked out hundreds of power lines, and left around 350,000 homes without power. It started on Friday the 20th, and there are still around 5500 homes in Toronto without power. Luckily we only lost power for 17 hours, but we were still in panic mode not knowing when it would be back. As an autism mom, keeping to routine is pretty important. I don't know how many times we had to explain that we could not watch the Wiggles Christmas, lol. Doing the special diet is nearly impossible without power too. I rigged up a makeshift stove from 10 tea lights, tinfoil and a stand from a fondue pot to cook an SCD pancake for Violet, and some almond flour hot cereal. Lordy, what a hassle. There was not a bag of salt, propane heater, camping cooker or anything of the sort to be found in this area. I wish we had bought that barbecue. We were fortunate, the power returned for us that evening, and we got to have an awesome Christmas at home in the warmth. What I learned from this is to be prepared! I will certainly pick up those camping essentials, and maybe even a generator in case these kind of situations arise again. ~Robyn


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JeffysGreenMom
by New Member on Jan. 2, 2014 at 2:12 PM

I hear you. We're in southern Ontario also and, knowing the bad weather was coming, I cooked up a storm of SCD compliant food before it hit. We have a generator, so it kept the house warm, fridge and freezer cold, and allowed us to reheat the stuff I'd already cooked. We were only without power from late Saturday night until early Monday morning. Jeffy thought doing everything by flashlight in the evening was pretty funny. 

VioletsMomTown
by Robyn *Group Owner* on Jan. 2, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Hey! Fellow Canadian, awesome. Where in Ontario are you? Our DAN doctor is in Burlington, we're in Port Hope about an hour east of Toronto.

That's lucky you had a generator, my Dad lives near Guelph and his power was out for 4 days, luckily he had a generator too. This weather is THE PITS.

Quoting JeffysGreenMom:

I hear you. We're in southern Ontario also and, knowing the bad weather was coming, I cooked up a storm of SCD compliant food before it hit. We have a generator, so it kept the house warm, fridge and freezer cold, and allowed us to reheat the stuff I'd already cooked. We were only without power from late Saturday night until early Monday morning. Jeffy thought doing everything by flashlight in the evening was pretty funny. 


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