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I am a 40 something year old mother of 2. I have always been interested in crafts since my sister and I spent summer weeks with my Grandmother, who was a very crafty lady, while my mother was in college. I mostly quilt since I seem to have an obsession with owning large quantities of fabric, but at one point or another think I have tried almost every craft out there.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

a week in review

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

7 Comments:

Blogger QuiltingFitzy said...

Having no power sounds fun, unless you're living it! Glad everything is ok!

9:26 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

So glad you were only out of power for a few days. Living in a more remote spot I know if there's a major storm that hits Houston and/or Austin too we're gonng be the LAST priority for getting services turned back on. Back in MS we once went 11 days after an ice storm! good thing we were able to borrow a generator to keep the fridge and freezer foods from spoiling.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Libby said...

That really sounds like an adventure. We have only gone without power for a few hours at a time. You came up with some great ways to cope *s*

10:34 AM  
Blogger Happy Valley Quilter said...

Oh, what an adventure! Sounds like you came through it all like a pro!

11:27 PM  
Blogger Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That just doesn't seem fair after your fortnight. I am so sorry to hear about your Mum, prayers are with you, Tracey

2:40 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Your prayer shawl is beautiful, where did you find the pattern? I'm making one now from a pattern online. Do you work with a group to make them? We're looking at incorporating a prayer shawl ministry into our Caps and Laps group at church and I'd love to get some input from you! Sorry about your power failure. We had one this morning (showering was NOT an option!) and I was so happy when the lights came on at 7am!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Tanya said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I really feel I must tell you that that particular post is not really me! Please try me again when hopefully I'll be a bit more reserved.

Hope you are remembering the good things in your mother's life and can put them to practice in your own. Said a prayer for your comfort.

6:59 PM  

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