This has been an interesting week. On Monday morning we lost our power due to the Nor'easter that went through. Houses to the left of me, houses to the right all had power except a few. Two houses down, there was a tree laying across the lines. I assume they had shut down ours for safety reasons. In the entire state there were more than 127, 000 houses without power so our little corner of the world was not top on their priority list. As much as I understand this, by the third night without lights and running water the adventure had worn thin. We were prepared so we were never in any danger. I cooked on the cook stove
and it heated the house. We got up early to get to our jobs in time to shower (luckily
that was an option). I had drawn water so we could flush. Boredom was our biggest problem. (I missed Dancing With the Stars)
The first night we tried to read and knit with flashlights. It was challenging to say the least. I have a few battery powered camp lanterns, but they just don't give a lot of light. The second night I stopped on the way home and bought head lamps. These were a big
help although they drove the kitties a little crazy.
They were a little confused and not sure what to make of the situation. Since I couldn't sew, I knit and finished knitting a prayer shawl I was working on while I was sitting with my mom in the hospital.
My hero was on the pole when I came home from work on Wednesday. The tree had been cut up and he was up reconnecting. I have never been so happy to see anyone. It felt so
good to take a shower in the morning to wake up. We lost a fridge and freezer full of food so spent a lot of time and money this weekend refilling. Cleaning had fallen behind with no running water so we got the routine tasks taken care of as well. I would say we are pretty much back on track with nothing more than our normal clutter (which I hate to admit is significant).
I did get a little time to sew this morning and got some borders put on. I didn't get a picture so I'll get one tomorrow and post it. I am really happy with the way this quilt is turning out. :cD