So, what to do with 8 days of no electricity?

Thank you all, for such kind messages. The compassion comes through, for those of you that have been through it – Amy! You know exactly what I’m talking about! In fact, when Mike went out to turn off the generator, the lamp and tv went off and I just about freaked! Then remembered they were powered by the generator. Like I need more things to freak me.

Dede – this experience is far better as a memory!  You hit that nail on the head.  Barbara, we didn’t have any freezing pipes. Thankfully the temp hovered right around freezing. What I don’t understand is how we can have freezing rain at 39 degrees. The roof is dripping, but it’s still freezing on the trees. I don’t know.

But, it left me with nothing but time. And I am, as Amy said, a modern girl who is connected at the hip to my computer, my tv, my dvr, my sewing machine, my iron, my lights placed in strategic places… so now what?

I started my second GAAA block –


I got out my crochet hook and played with some stitches, finally landing on this one as fun and pretty –


I worked on some tiny yoyo’s for a doll quilt –


And I did some handpiecing that I can’t find right now 😦

I started another scarf with some Knit Picks yarn I’ve been wanting to knit up –


Then, I was watching some Christmas decorating programs on HGTV and got inspired to “make” our own Christmas tree. This power outage has just about ruined our checkbook and the money we have left we want to spend on gifts, not tree’s that will be thrown away. I think I did a pretty good job here –


I made it Christmas Garland, cut into lengths and stapled to the wall at the top, and then bent the wire to hook on to the round table underneath it. It took 3 lengths, and the rest of it I put underneath to make it look full. I put a string of lights on it, some Christmas balls and some ribbon…voila!

And of course, on Tuesday, our little Riah was here, so I got some pictures –



She was just about smiling when I started this picture, but right as I ‘clicked’… she stopped and showed off her tongue 🙂 Oh well, she’s cute everywhere.

That’s what I did with my time. It was lovely being ‘marooned’ with my honey. 🙂 I was sad when he had to go back to work. And today, I’m catching up on laundry. And happy to be able to do it I might add. 🙂


11 Responses to “So, what to do with 8 days of no electricity?”

  1. Joanna Says:

    Oh wow I just read your saga – I had no idea! And here I was dying to know what you had decided to do with the basket and there you were dying to know how to keep warm!!! Oh my it surely puts things in perspective. It will be a great story to tell for the rest of your days! And I am most impressed with all the knitting etc you got done – blessings in disguise!

    And as for your tree – if you had not told me you made it out of a garland, I would have thought it was just a nice fake tree you had bought! It’s beautiful! I love your resourcefulness 🙂

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