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de-icer

de-icer
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It’s my winter obsession.  A sprinkling of eco friendly stuff on the steps and rockway every morning, noon and evening.  

I read that sugar-free beet juice – though not perfect – is another alternative.  Mixed with salt rock, it stays on the road longer.  Plus it’s biodegradable.  

The amount of salt we use now will affect our drinking water in the long run.  

Still looking for sugar beet product around here.

 

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Sandy

Sandy
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All the news about Hurricane Sandy made me panicky.  I looked up Eastern and Central Ontario, the places that would be hit hardest, they said.

Maybe, I thought, we are far enough to be considered Eastern Ontario.  Then we’ll be safe.

No such luck.  I brought in all the Halloween adornments from outside.  I even made my husband wheel in the barbecue.

The wind whipped across the farmer’s field that night.  I could barely sleep.

In the end, we escaped what they have endured south of us.  Just a bad night’s sleep.

 

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