Found a couple of new fee surcharges (taxes) on our daily living expenses. Also shout outs to some great YouTube channels. Links are on our YouTube page.
A winter storm came through Southern Ontario and the Eastern USA yesterday. We were just on the edge of it. For most of the day we had pretty steady snow and as the day went on stronger and stronger winds. All night we could hear the winds howling. Compared to many we are very lucky. We simply had a driveway to blow out as it had drifted in badly. Over a million people lost power in the USA from the storm, close to 5000 in Ontario. The news is reporting that not one highway in the Toronto area was accident free. Mainly from people not driving to conditions. We have had such a mild winter here and people seem slow to remember you need to slow down when the weather is bad.
New York had 40cm of snow and for the 2nd time in a month (4th time in 6 years) had to close schools.
I do sit and wonder when I read the news how many people are really prepared for emergencies?
Especially in the Eastern USA that rarely gets heavy snow storms. They certainly have been hit hard this year. I have seen photos showing empty store shelves when heavy storms are predicted. If that is any indication, it is obvious that most people are not prepared for emergencies.
How many people wake up to no power and have no way to heat their homes? Or no food on hand that can be prepared easily? Many people don’t even own a manual can opener. It is so important to have our family’s prepared for emergencies. I honestly can’t count how many times having a well stocked pantry has helped our family. When a sudden job loss, storm, or blackout hits you don’t have to worry about how or what to cook.
Hubby took this vid this morning, having some fun blowing out our long driveway. The second video was shot last year. You can really see how much more snow we had then!
A quick vid about the hummer deal that I have been following.
1,200 drop side cribs have been recalled in Canada. This follows a recall earlier this month for the same brand in the
USA. The cribs were sold under the names Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS.
For more information visit Health Canada.
We are staring another mini series, Here comes the taxes. In some places they are going to charge a very high price for 911 calls.
What do you think about Tracy’s government putting up such high 911 fees? Unfortunately it will make people think twice about calling for help.
The way I see it the American realestate market was first to go down and some realitors may have found ways of continuing through the bad times. I believe in being proactive not waiting for it to crash in the event of a Canadian downturn want to be prepared.
I had a few articles I wanted to share. To much to put into this vid, thought you might want to take time to check them out.
This vid was done about 4 days ago, but I still wanted to share it. Some interesting points, we could be getting a lot of taxes coming our way in the next year!