Tuesday, February 03, 2009


So, as many of you know, there was a major ice storm that hit my area of the country last Tuesday. We lost power about 8pm Tuesday night. We got power back on Thursday afternoon. Now before you start cheering, we lost power AGAIN on Saturday morning. As of today - Tuesday, February 3rd, we still don't have power back. They are saying 2-3 days yet, but I'm guessing it will be longer. They need to sink a new pole (or maybe 2 or 3 - I'm not sure). Tonight it's supposed to be about 18 degrees, so can we say BRRRRRRR...... We do have hot water (hurray for a gas hot water heater - with NO electric starter) and a gas stove, so we are doing ok. I've been staying with a friend who does have electricity since my alarm clock isn't working well without power. The 6am alarm went off at 2:15 one morning. I think we can assume the backup 9v battery isn't quite working correctly. I'll be staying home tonight probably as I did last night, but if there is still no power, I'll be back at my friend's house on Thurs and Friday. Here's the real kicker - I rented a Wii game - Super Mario Galaxies on Thursday of last week - after all - we had power. Guess what I can't return due to it being inside my Wii and no power to eject?????? /sigh

On another note - I've managed to finish 2 books in January -
1. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
2. Ender's Shadow - Orson Scott Card

I have other books "in progress" but considering I may have read about 6 books all last year, I've made a tremendous start on this year's reading. I'm working on The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens as part of a reading group on Ravelry. I'm also about to go check out The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith as part of another reading group. I attempted to listen to A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, but I just couldn't get into it. I like audio books because they allow me to knit while reading but this one just didn't do it for me.

Enough for now. Just wanted to touch base since I've been a bit out of touch.

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