Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I love snow days when I don't have to go anywhere. Who am I kidding??? I do not go anywhere when it's snowing. I stay home, stay inside as much as possible and do the things I love to do.
If I think there is any chance we will loose power, I fill my buckets with water for flushing. I fill my water pitchers and bottles for drinking. There is firewood stacked on the porch and a nice fire in the wood stove. There are jars of soup that can be warmed up on the wood stove. The Kindle and mp3 player are charged and I make sure the batteries are charged for the dvd player-just in case I need to watch a movie. This is what I always do. I don't want to be caught unprepared. I always have something to do--be it quilting, knitting, crocheting or reading. Some people nap....I don't.
This morning we lost power for about an hour and a half. I knew we would but was quite surprised how fast the PUD guys got it restored. Don't get me wrong, I'm quite happy it wasn't off longer.
I did get to knit for a while. It was quite dark so I pulled out my brand new Beam N Read and gave it the test. It passed with flying colors. I read in Denise's post about it and when I looked it up, I knew I had to have one! I love that little thing. It is going to come in quite handy for several things. Thanks Denise!!!
When the power came back on, I realized just how loud my house is....the radio was on quite loud, the fan on the wood stove, the fridge........noises I live with everyday but never realize how loud they really are until it is completely quiet. Again, I'm not complaining!