Well, this was not the weekend I expected! Or at least, the last 24 hours wasn’t.
I had Friday off (I know, I didn’t give you a list!) and mostly did chores. All the laundry (which turned out to be an incredibly good thing), the grocery shopping, got a hair cut, did some cleaning.
I did manage to make the bias tape I need for the dress. What a lot one gets from a fat quarter!
It’s kind of fun to make, but involves a lot of ironing. And sewing tiny little seams.
I also knit a little bit. Everything is moving along nicely.
Saturday was about puttering in the morning, then Whorls and Purls in the afternoon. That was rather fun, as one lady brought her new rigid heddle loom and Deb taught us how the warp it.
The weather was rather nasty, but I didn’t pay much attention. I did notice the wind was howling as I crossed the Penobscot River on my way home, but at least it was raining, not snowing!
A couple hours later, as we sat watching TV, the power went out. No warning flicker, just sudden darkness.
We did the only sensible thing – reported the outage and went to bed.
But we hadn’t really prepared for an outage, no water in pots on the counter, no flashlights at the ready, cellphones not fully charged. No cooler of ice ready on the porch for fridge contents, no easy stove top meals planned.
We did joke the it made turning the clocks back much easier, but it was no fun getting launched back 150 years so unexpectedly!
Sunday we got up to still no power, and phones nearly dead, so we got dressed and went out in search of breakfast, charging phones as we went.
When we got home, we brought in another ton of pellets, and I finally planted next year’s garlic.
And then we sort of hung out, feeling off kilter. I did quite a bit of knitting, A lit a fire in the wood stove in the cellar, and we tried to figure out how we would manage to get clean enough for work in the morning. Worst case, heat water from the pool for a sponge bath. Not a pleasant thing to look forward to.
Meanwhile, the house was pretty chilly, and darkness was looming. We weren’t looking forward to another dark cold night.
At about 2:30, suddenly the light beside my chair was on and the fridge was humming! Yeah! Less than 24 hours and the power was back!
We scrambled about putting things right, washing dishes, shutting off lights, plugging in phones, fixing clocks,etc. Checked fridge and freezer, all was well. Ice cream a little soft but everything else OK. Whew! That’s usually the worst of a storm outage, when it isn’t cold enough out to save the food in the freezer.
Then we settled in with hot supper before the TV like any other 21st century Sunday evening.
How was your weekend?