Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

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Post by Olga » December 23rd, 2011, 11:09 pm

Two videos from yesterday:



A Magpie and a Blackbird tasting the fatball.



The visitor of today, the same as yesterday, I think:

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Post by Olga » December 25th, 2011, 6:55 pm

I wish a Merry Christmas to all from Squirrel Hill in Finland!

This year the Chrismas was black as you can see. Nappu is there watching the little Christmas tree on the rock. Nanu is tasting his snack under the table. People have eaten and gone to rest.. :D

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Post by Lussi05 » December 25th, 2011, 8:30 pm

Merry Christmas Olga, and thank you for sharing a piece of your celebration with us. It looked very nice :wave:

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Post by macdoum » December 26th, 2011, 1:13 am

Happy Christmas to all our friends on Squirrel Hill,especially to the 'mother' of all the animals. :D
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Post by alice44 » December 26th, 2011, 4:26 am

As usual I find Nappu especially cute.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

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Post by Felis silvestris » December 27th, 2011, 1:59 am

Thanks, Olga, for sharing the pictures of your Christmas with us, I hope that in the meantime the storm is over and it did not hit you too badly and also all the furry friends will come back for their nuts soon without being harmed! :wave: I think we all here are a bit worried about you and Ame out there!
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Post by alice44 » December 27th, 2011, 4:05 am

Especially with all those beautiful trees on Squirrel Hill -- I hope you are all well there.

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Post by Kitty KCMO » December 27th, 2011, 6:13 am

Your Christmas table looked so inviting, Olga. I hope the storm did not cause terrible problems for you there. We read of all the damage caused by the winds, & we wonder if you & your family & animals are OK?
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Post by Lussi05 » December 27th, 2011, 5:55 pm

Olga, I hope everything is ok with you all, people & animals, on Squirrel Hill?

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Post by Jo UK » December 27th, 2011, 10:23 pm

I found some news about Finland's power cuts
Poor Olga. Electricity and mobile phones are affected.

http://english.eastday.com/e/111227/u1a6278489.html

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Post by Jo UK » December 27th, 2011, 11:48 pm

Olga's Squirrel Hill is in Kirkonummi.
Here is a news piece about power and water cuts in that area.
Please can someone translate?

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Post by alice44 » December 28th, 2011, 12:26 am

Jo
I found this story in English

http://yle.fi/uutiset/teksti/news/2011/ ... 53255.html

it says lightening in that region was the big problem.

I suspect the problem might be near her house, so with only one or two houses effected those power problems are the last to be fixed

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Post by Jo UK » December 28th, 2011, 12:31 am

Jo UK wrote:Olga's Squirrel Hill is in Kirkonummi.
Here is a news piece about power and water cuts in that area.
Please can someone translate?
I forgot the link
http://www.kirkkonummi.fi/ajankohtaista ... konummella

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Post by macdoum » December 28th, 2011, 1:49 am

Google translated;
Electricity and water situation returning to normal in Kirkkonummi.
. Monday's storm in a large part of kirkkonummelaisista households remained without electricity and / or water. On Tuesday, the problem is mainly concerned Veikkola area where power lines have been widely under fallen trees.

The water pump will start soon now that the Espoo side, this pump station has been introduced. . Veikkola health center has been closed today, but tomorrow, since customers can once again be received. Veikkola People can still apply for their own water containers for the transport of water from the car Rapids Square. Myös Lapland is also the village sports field, next to the water distribution point. Veikkola day-care centers, health clinics and libraries have been closed on Tuesday due to a power outage.

Municipal day care, the situation has returned to normal in all areas and are on call day-care centers are in operation from Wednesday to earlier indicated that. Gesterbyn exception of kindergarten, which is closed on Wednesday and the kids still managed Finnsbackan kindergarten. Jolkbyn kindergarten days in the treatment of children has been moved to Heikkila in preschool.Children can be picked up at day care Heikkilä. 18 asti. 18 up. Then turn the treatment of the children go back to Jolkbyn preschool. Since Veikkola area there is no electricity and no water is considered a safety risk due to on call day-care centers closed today, Tuesday.

Municipal officials and management in West Uusimaa Rescue Department Fire Chief Martin Sneck have met regularly to assess the situation.

We inform on the situation on a regular basis.

A water supply plant Briefing: tel 0800 0700 1 (24 h, recording the listening is free of charge)
For more information: Communications Manager Patrick Fagerström, tel 050 414 0627 or
s-posti e-mail . .

(Updated 27.12. At 21:30)
Best I could do and google too. :mrgreen:
Did translaation but copy/paste,google insisted in putting both texts. :rant:
I do hope that by now Olga has electricity back
Ame signalled in 'Boarsland' that her power was back.!
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Post by Olga » December 28th, 2011, 1:56 am

:loveshower: We got electricity, water and heating back at 00:00! For 50 minutes ago!

This was how it looked last night. The picture is from the only road to the human world from Squirrel Hill!

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In the morning:

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But we were lucky here on the Squirrel Hill. All houses are all right here on the neighborhood. Just 15-20 old, half dead spruces have fallen down. We were without el just about 40 hours. I baked cookies in the fireplace :laugh: and coffee with a little primus.
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Post by Olga » December 28th, 2011, 2:04 am

I corrected the wrong photo above..

In the morning today, the 27th:
a female:
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soon after the female had gone, a male:
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Some more pics in the daylight, and perhaps some kind of storm videos. My camera was the only machine that had some electricity left!

It is still stormy, but it is not so bad anymore. What great that they corrected the problems that fast. We were scared to be without road, el, store, food, water for five days! :headroll:
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Post by Kitty KCMO » December 28th, 2011, 2:06 am

Olga!! :loveshower: Welcome back! What a relief to hear you are OK & the damage was not too severe (bad enough, though). Thank you for the pictures. And the story of baking cookies in the fireplace. There are more storms coming, if reports given here are correct, so I hope you stay warm & safe.
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Post by Olga » December 28th, 2011, 2:17 am

.. in Kirkkonummi
Päivitys 27.12. Update 27.12. klo 21.30: Veikkolassa vettä jälleen klo 24. 21.30: Veikkola water again at 24

That Veikkola village is where I use to drive every other day, 7 km far from here to the bigger store. Veikkola was mentioned in our radio on every news today. There are the worst damages here in Kirkkonummi, I guess, but no people harmed, some houses got damages by fallen trees.. We got water from Veikkola in the afternoon, after the road was possible to drive again.

Oh, it feels so good to be back here again!

Good night :wave: dear squirrel friends!

hhah.. :rotf: my cookies in the fire place.. we had eaten all, and there was no other possibility get more than to put the cookies on the embers!.. yummy yummy, roasted cookies.

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Post by macdoum » December 28th, 2011, 2:21 am

Olga wrote:I corrected the wrong photo above..

Some more pics in the daylight, and perhaps some kind of storm videos. My camera was the only machine that had some electricity left!

It is still stormy, but it is not so bad anymore. What great that they corrected the problems that fast. We were scared to be without road, el, store, food, water for five days! :headroll:
I am happy Olga that things are slowly returning to 'normal'. So happy that you and the family are safe. :nod:
I hear of more storms for Thursday ? Prepare,if you can,you never know !
I hope the soup is heating up right now ! Bon Appetit.! :D
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Olga,better boil the water for the coffe,if it has been off,its safer. :wave:
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Post by Kitty KCMO » December 28th, 2011, 2:22 am

Those cookies look fantastic, Olga! :thumbs: I think they were a source of comfort during all this trouble. Goodnight, sleep well, tomorrow will be better let us hope. :wave:
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