Welcome to New Brunswick, the coldest place in Canada yesterday. That is not supposed to happen but it did. In the Fredericton area, it was -34C and north of here, in Edmundston, it was -43C - all that without the wind chill too. Warnings on the radio were sent out that exposed skin could freeze in 5 minutes. They also warned people to not let their pets outside too long - poor Brie freezes up on her trips outside.
DH has removed the rest of the old cupboards yesterday so I am literally living out of boxes for a couple of days. I am having to do dishes by hand - hard life. LOL I am looking forward to a whole new kitchen though, and all new cabinets. Because of the many interruptions DH has had, it didn't get done in the time frame he had planned. He is feeling a lot better with his bout with the cold and I'm starting to feel better as well. It is a miserable cold to catch and really hard to get rid of. There is a lot of colds and flu going around this area at the present time. Even the Nursing Home where my DM is was closed to visitors and is restricted to only immediate family right now.
We still have the Fat Cat Simba with us and he will be here until next weekend. At home, he will only drink water out of the bathroom tap, where he sits by and meows until they turn it on and when he is finished, he meows until they shut off the tap. Here, he has a dish with water in it on the floor and he drinks out of the dish no problem. His masters called the other night and when DH told them what Simba was drinking out of the dish on the floor, they couldn't believe it. DH told them that Simba has them trained instead of the other way around. LOL
DH and DD went to Moncton and moved my MIL into her new room at the Special Care Home. She was released from the hospital on Thursday afternoon and allowed to do the move that day. It will take her a few days to get used to her new surroundings and hopefully, she will be happy. I didn't make the trip as I was still quite sick with the cold and did not want to pass on to any seniors there.
Today, the sun is shining bright here and it is still quite cold. The little birds at our feeders are fluffed out and looked much bigger than they really are. It is so cute to see them like that. They sure can eat though, I suppose they have to get their energy to keep warm. I find it amazing that such little things like that don't freeze to death. Even the squirrels don't travel as much in this cold.
Hope everyone is keeping warm and safe!
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