La fête national du déménagement

This is one crazy city I live in — the streets are full of moving vans and people carrying chesterfields, because most renters here sign leases that expire on July 1st. (Why? As Rebbe Tevye would say, “Tradition!”) Of more interest to me are the listings of free events this summer; there are concerts, plays, and what have you almost every night, and usually a few to choose from. All of this is in addition to the large festivals: I caught a few outdoor shows at the jazz fest last night, including this great brass band from Jaipur. I’ve attended this festival before but it’s so much better when it’s just down the street. This is going to be a great summer!

Hmm. I see Environment Canada thinks I should stay in tonight, though:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR METRO MONTREAL - LAVAL CONTINUED Weather conditions for these regions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms. Some of these storms could produce large hail - damaging winds - heavy rain and intense lightning. Persons in these regions should be on the lookout for these weather conditions and listen for subsequent watches and particularly warnings which will be issued if severe weather threatens. This watch is in effect from 11:15 am to 9:30 pm EDT.

Oh well, half an hour ago they were predicting a tornado. Hopefully my garden survives…