I just got in from working on cleaning up the yard some more before the next storm moves in tomorrow and makes another mess of it all. As I was raking up the last bag worth I was thinking to myself, "You know, you really should get a blog post up tonight."
And since I'm not working tonight, here I am, sitting at the computer writing this to you all. I hope those that have been bugging me are grateful. I myself am hopeful to peruse some of the blogs I have lost contact with over this unintentional break from the modern world. I promise, no politics. I just don't have the stomach for it today.
So, what's been going on in our world here you might ask? Well, we fostered this silly mutt in a last minute move to keep him from being euthanized at the shelter.
As I was heading to pick his happy butt up from the pound I got hit by a truck.
As you can see the storm caught us with leaves still on the trees. That is what wreaked havoc and took out the power through the area. We fiinally got ours back on Thursday evening about 7 or 8 while I was at work. That left us without power just about 7 hours shy of a full week. We now have our fuse box and meter up to code. Thursday they were here all day working on it before we could get the power company out to hook us up. I got about 45 minutes sleep that day before having to go into work... Because my stress level wasn't high enough lately. I ended up being sent home because as the lead stated, "I can see the tired all over you."
Today as I was doing some more raking and running of the chainsaw to add to the fire wood pile we depleted heating the house this last week, I found this.
Through all this, the dogs have been a bit stressed. The poor old girl with the rickety joints did not fair well without her heated beds and warm house. She is loosening back up over the last couple days though. Sullivan and his feline buddy Smudge were often caught near one another for comfort and warmth.
The chainsaw freaks them out a little bit too and we've been wielding it frequently over the last several days. I think we are going to need to get a new chain on it after all the use it's been seeing, or at the least sharpen the one that is on it. On Tuesday as I was running loads from our yard and the neighbors to the dump areas, I was loading the kids up one by one on each trip as I went. I realized we had never taken Sullivan the big guy in the pick up for a ride. And I now know why. A small truck cab and a Mediocre Dane... Brings a whole new meaning to whiplash, and I don't mean the neck injury. That tail to the head hurts!
As for my fiber crafts, very little has gotten done. When home I have been working on the clean up process when it's light out, and without power, when it's dark it's really dark. I did get a little spinning done by firelight.
Well, that's about all I have at the moment. I need to go find something to do to keep my eyelids open just a bit longer tonight. My two hour nap when I got home this morning from work before taking Bob to meet his new family is wearing a bit thin. Hope you all have a great night.