Friday, October 20, 2006

Friday, October 13, 2006

Friday the 13th

This is what we woke up to this morning~~
Our back yard~~just yesterday the goldfinch were all over this feeder!!
The branches that are touching the ground all snapped off as the day wore on. Heck of a way to trim trees!
Looking out the front door~~just makes you shiver,huh??
The sidewalk along the left side of the house~~the blob in the lower
left is three seven foot high Rose of Sharon shrubs~~many broken branches.
This storm started yesterday afternoon with rain and by dinner time it was a full fledged snowstorm!! I don't remember ever having snow this early in the season~~sometimes at Halloween there's a dusting.
I went to bed last night by 8 o'clock with a terrible migraine which I haven't had in months~~wonder if the weather had anything to do with it? I woke sometime during the night to a strange humming noise~~very loud~~three different times~~then the power was out.
Not a good thing~~snow,wind and no heat!! Nasty!! Needless to say the house was really, really cold!! I can't even tell you how many times I walked into the bathroom and flipped the light switch! Using the facilities by candlelight just doesn't cut it!
KK and I finally left the house around 11 to scrounge up some breakfast and the much needed coffee!! It was unbelievable driving through the city. Some streets were totally closed while workers were trying to clear the trees. Lines were down everywhere. The odd thing was the roads were fine for driving~slushy no ice. Most places were closed~~one gas station had cars lined up at all the pumps and backed up down the highway. The other station was closed.
We finally found a restaurant open and it wasn't busy! Soaked up the warmth and had a nice breakfast and the much needed coffee!! I really hated to leave~~I almost volunteered to do the dishes just so I could stay but I came to my senses!! Got back home and still no power ~~KK went to work and Ds and I went out so he could eat! Wound up at the same restaurant!
They have good pie!
I actually tried to knit a bit but my hands were so cold I gave that idea up. Remembered that I charged up my iPod and added a couple new podcasts so I bundled up on the couch and listened to that. After a while Sophie was whining to go out so I untangled myself from the blankets and got up. I started to go downstairs and I heard a click~~yes!!!! Power!!! Ran to the thermostat and cranked on the furnace!!! I turned on lights, and ran the dishwasher hoping to generate some heat!! I thought if the power goes again at least it'll be warmed up in here! Here it is almost 10 and it hasn't gone out again. We're lucky~~in the city of Buffalo and the surrounding areas there are thousands without power and now they're telling everyone not to drink the water without boiling it first. DD is in that mess~~a driving ban is on so she's stuck there.
After this I think I'm going to look into getting some sort of small heater and a couple oil lamps. I've wanted to get one of those lamps that I see at flea market/antique shops but never seem to pick one up~~I'm going to now. Candles are nice but they don't throw enough light to do anything! As long as I could read or knit I'd be happy and Kk would fall asleep!
OTN is the Wave and Shell shawl out of the yarn I got at the fiberfest. It's coming along nicely. I was a bit concerned that I would run short of yarn but I think there's going to be plenty.
Also working on a Ripple crochet(ewww, the "C" word) afghan one of two I need for xmas gifts. I'm on the third of 15 skeins! Good progress considering the wacky week!! Speaking of which
Off to crochet

Eye Candy Friday

All together now,
Awwwwwww, twins!!