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So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Blessed sleep

Yesterday was an all day (and I do mean all day) art festival in which I participated with 5 others with whom I "play" on Fridays.  In anticipation of it being all day I went to bed quite early the night before (yes 7:30 is early) because I had to get up really early. Just because I went to bed doesn't mean I went to sleep right away. I had the same thing for dinner, except the brand of cheese was different.  Around 2:45 a.m. my body decided it was time to get me up to go to the bathroom......in a hurry.  I don't know exactly how long I sat but my legs started to go numb.  I didn't know if this was going to continue during the day so I took my friend Immodium before I went back to bed to try to get at least another hour of sleep.  I made it through the day with no problems except being exceptionally sleepy so when I got home around 6:30 p.m. I ate a bowl of cereal and went to bed.  I fell asleep almost immediately and didn't wake up until 8:15 this morning.  I think I was tired.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Isn't it amazing how much we rely on electricity?  We've had so much rain that the ground couldn't hold some of the trees when the winds picked up.  I went about 30 hours without power along with over 2,000 other folks here.  For all I know there are some still without power.  The EMC called out for help from other places and yesterday I observed at least two dozen power trucks parked together in one spot one town over.  When I called the power company to let them know I still didn't have power the young lady on the other end started to explain about how there were so many people without power and that others had been brought in, etc.. I then asked her about all those idle trucks.  About 20 minutes later I had power.  Hmmmmm. 
Being without power shows us just how much we rely on it.  I'm fine for a few days if need be but miss the light most.  I can stay warm in the winter.  I wish I had a gas stove, but can cook on the wood stove in the basement.  I'm beginning to rethink food supplies.  Hate to think of those in the cities if the grids go down.  Gives one something to ponder once in a while.
Y'all have a good day.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Still soggy

It's still raining here...and lots of other places which are getting it worse.  For the first time in my memory the John C. Campbell Folk School has cancelled their big crafts festival this weekend.  There's a big race going on at Road Atlanta today that is supposed to last for 1,000 miles but it may be cut short to 5 hours due to the weather.  We used to joke that the former owner made a pact with the devil for good weather but ever since NASCAR took over well.......
Since I can't work outside I reckon I might get some sewing done. Y'all stay dry and have a safe weekend.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Feeling Soggy

I'm beginning to feel soggy.  I've lost count of how many days of rain we've had.  There was one day where the sun peeked out for a bit but not long enough to amount to anything.  It's supposed to rain all weekend.  Guess I won't be getting any yard work done.  There's a group of us that meet at a local gallery every Friday and that will be the bright spot of the week.  These ladies are fun to be with.  There is another bright spot, though.  It's my new truck.  OMG, this thing has more bells and whistles than I could ever imagine.  I haven't bought a new vehicle in 12 years (I'm keeping my 12 year old Astrovan).  I'm going to have to sit in the truck with the manual and get acquainted with all those bells and whistles.  Of course, to me, it means all that gadgetry just means more to go wrong but one cannot buy a simple new vehicle anymore.  At any rate, it's going to have to last a long time so I'll take care of it just as I have the van.  The reason for the truck?  The ability to haul stuff from the big box store and 4-wheel drive.  I had a truck before and liked that ability, especially when we've had snow or ice storms.  I've decided that, if I can't figure something out, I'll take it to the dealership and let them show me (if they can).  I think I'll wait until tomorrow to get acquainted 'cause I don't have anything else scheduled and it may take me all day.
Y'all have a good weekend and I hope you don't get too soggy.