There were two funnels, actually. One touched down in Gatineau, the other tore through the township of Dunrobin. I was extremely fortunate. No damage to the house that I could tell, and we only lost power for half a day. It went out around 8:00pm Friday night, and returned almost exactly at midday Saturday. We were really, really lucky. There are people still without power as of this morning.
Some people are without homes entirely.
I'd like to take this opportunity to the hard-working folks at Hydro Ottawa, who have been working in the cold (it got very, very cold immediately after the storm, because everyone's heat was out, so naturally it did) for ridiculously long hours to get power back on. Thank you so, so much.
Weirdly, despite being relatively close by, Carleton University did not lose power, so I headed there Saturday morning to teach as usual. Glad to see that most of my students showed up and were well. Following that, I headed over to my friends' place to celebrate my God daughters second birthday. She is such a little person now, and so very sweet. It was an absolute delight. I watched Wreck-It Ralph for the first time. It was adorable.
Sunday was spent cuddled in bed with the cats. They were snuggling for warmth, because it was cold, but I didn't mind. It was wonderful. It's so nice to cuddle something warm and fluffy, and purring.
Right, I have things to do today. I should do them while I've the time.
I hope you're all well and keeping safe and warm.
Correction, courtesy of Lina via Facebook:
One tornado touched down in Dunrobin, and crossed the river into Gatineau. The second tornado touched down in Arlington Woods and ripped through Craig Henry, all the way through Merivale (where the power transformer was destroyed).