We lost power to the house at 7:30 AM, just after posting this morning's blog post.
Trees are down everywhere in my area, we have lost several trees on our property – luckily nothing hit vehicles or the house. There are many powerlines down due to falling trees.
We are some of the lucky ones – we have a wood stove insert in our fireplace.
We have treadle machines and hand-cranks and lots of fabric –
There are lots of recycled shirts to cut up with scissors that require no electricity or ironing.
We have had to run and get ice for the coolers to keep the contents of the fridge and freezer safe.
We have a gas grill that may be cooking us burgers tonight.
As I watch the daylight ebbing its way towards twilight, I know it will be an early night to bed – and I feel powerless without power.
We have some kerosene lanterns, but the light is not bright enough to read by or to stitch by.
We have talked about those Quilters past, and marveled at all they were able to accomplish in homes without electricity, working by the light of a window or the dimmer light of the kerosene lanterns.
There are plenty of quilts to keep us warm tonight and we have plenty of firewood to keep the fire going in the living room.
And no matter how cozy it sounds, you can bet I am hoping that they get the power on as quickly as possible!
Sending this by phone as my laptop battery is about dead, and this is quicker.
Please keep us in your thoughts –
Bonnie and Tonya