Thank you so much for everyone who has taken the time to comment on my give away for two of Sherry Serafini's Bead Embroidery books. I have so enjoyed the comments and getting to know you. I am sorry that I had to limit the give away but I have a very hard time getting the to post office. Not that it is far away, but for some reason probably stemming from my childhood when I had to take packages to the post office for my Mother & those people were awful to me (not enough tape, not enough address, not enough brown paper...it was brutal back then to mail a package). So I have this mental block when it comes to mailing things. Honest, I have to write myself messages & have Chris push me to go to the PO. Think I might need some therapy!? Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know how happy I am to greet so many new followers.
We had a horrible storm last Friday that knocked out our power here in Ohio. 36% of all residents were without power, and we are under a state of Emergency. Just here in Central Ohio, a quarter of a million people were without power. There were runs on the stores open to get ice, and all the hotels in town that had power were booked up fast. We had power right after the storm, but the next morning it went off when I was trying to sleep (yes, I am temporary back working third shift). Power outages were spotty all over the metro Columbus area without any type of pattern. Let me tell you that when you don't have any A/C and the temperatures outside are in the low/high 90s it is absolutely unbearable to deal with. I think about growing up in the 60s when we first moved back to Ohio from California having to deal with the hot muggy temperatures and wonder how in the world did we survive as we didn't even have fans back then. Could it be that we got use to the heat, the sweaty nights tossing and turning, the praying for rain even a light shower, or could it be that I was just a young girl and could tolerate the heat and humidity more? I think a combination.
|Fiona giving up her "throne" on the vent|
|Oh yes..it was this hot at 10am Friday|
Things I learned...GET A GENERATOR just for the freezer, refrigerator, a fan and television (Chris' thing). Also, you know those garden solar lights some people have lining the walks...they work great inside. We brought two in to light the house...perfect! And people are wonderful here in Central Ohio helping out and donating their time to make our community run. All the guys who came in from out of the area to help get our power back on...thank you thank you thank you!
Now back to beading, loving dogs, and enjoying the cool air while the temps outside still hit the 90s. And yes, people still have no power. One gal from the Dublin area came in saying they were still without...wow! You'd think Dublin would have been first...oh well...I shouldn't shot, but I'm just happy we have power now. Doing a dance around the vent...that is if Fiona will move.
And another thing I want to add...French milled coffee is delicious...just had to hunt all over when I couldn't find my camp coffee pot. Thank goodness we had gas to heat the water to a slow boil...and I had ground coffee! Delicious.