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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snow~Day 3

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!


Diane said...

I like how you are ready for anything.
It is amazing how much noise we live with and don't realize it.

fancystitching said...

It sounds like you have managing power outages down to a science! Happy knitting!