There were around 400 000 people left without power - it was pure luck that I was one of the few not affected! - after winds of 80 kilometres per hour (that's 50 mph for my American readers!) knocked over trees and knocked out hydro lines in neighbourhoods all around British Columbia's lower mainland.
And in yesterday's aftermath, picking up my husband from the airport - he was returning from a business trip to Calgary - ended up taking rather longer than I had anticipated; I needed about half an hour just to get from our home to the freeway...something that usually takes all of five minutes!! Needless to say, I was late!!
But since yesterday also happened to be my birthday(!) my hubby seemed happy enough to forgive my tardiness...I even got treated to an extra Starbucks chai latte!! :)