I heard on the American news while visiting the Buffalo area this weekend that there was going to be a very large mass hurricane and everyone was battening down and getting supplies in for a nasty siege by hurricane Sandy. The weather people in the US unfortunately forgot that the weather does not end at the border and I did not find out until I got home that this hurricane is so large that we here in southern Ontario and the province of Quebec were to be affected too with high winds and lots more rain. I also found out that there was a large earthquake on the west coast of Canada. My brother and his wife live in Kitimat, B.C. very near the epicenter around Prince Ruperty and they felt the whole house shake for a minute or so. It was scary. Fortunately it subsided and they carried on watching the baseball game. So from the comfort of my favourite chair I am wishing you all to be warm, dry and safe.