So far, we are making it through the snowstorm without incident. I suppose that being prepared is one of the reasons why. It always seems that if you spend the time to get ready for things like this, more often than not you sail through the event unscathed. If you are lucky that is.
I woke up this morning to much less snow than I anticipated. While we did get our share, I am quite sure we still have more in store for the day. But it seems like the worst part of the storm is already north of us and hopefully we may be spared power outages and such.
There is quite a bit of snow to move, as the high gusts of winds and cold temperatures have caused extreme drifts. As I look outside, I see that there are piles of snow behind each car up to the license plates, while places on the front lawn only a few feet away you can actually see the dry brown grass peeking through.
All in all though, I think we did well. I spent yesterday cooking some soup and a dinner that would be able to be heated on the grill if necessary. We made sure that we had propane for the grill, as we were out of it since the warmer summer months. I also purchased a small oil lamp, as I had lost the one I had in my last move. I had found out last week when we were without power that the candles that I had didn’t adequately light the room for me to at least read in an outage, so I wanted something not only brighter, but a bit more stable than a candle. We are all set.
I didn’t get a chance to begin working until later in the afternoon. I had intended on buttoning up the pattern yesterday, but these things needed to come first. I wound up working until nearly 9pm and I reached a point where I needed to call it a day, as I still had emails to respond to and other things to do.
Today, I am going to work as much as I can. One good thing about getting everything ready is that it frees me up for the entire weekend to make progress on my work. I want to use this time to my advantage and get caught up a bit.
One other thing that I wanted to mention today is that I wanted to thank everyone who voted for my Harlequin Mask Brooches for the jewelry contest here on Lumberjocks. I am very proud to have come in third place among the wonderful entries. It was a fun contest and it was great to see how creative others could be too! Thanks to everyone who made it possible for us to participate in this event. I look forward to others in the future.
Well, that’s it for today. I hope all of you in North America who got hit with storms stay safe and warm. It appears that we still have some winter left after all, even though it got a late start.
Have a great day and have fun!
“Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"