We still do not have electricity, but I cannot really complain about our hardship when I see what the storm did to so many others. Yes, we are inconvenienced, but at least we did not loose our possessions, home, car – it is heart breaking to read the stories and to see the pictures.
We really do count on electricity way more than I realized, so filling the day and evening
takes some thought. This morning I really took a look at the garden – and we will not be having a fall garden – the rain washed away the soil and killed some plants and the wind took a toll on other plants. I will try and do some seeds tomorrow, but the growing season is only about 60 days – so not a lot of time. I will try again for spinach and kale – if it comes up I will cover and then have an early crop in the spring. I will definitely do lettuce and arugula and I hoping that I will not forget this year to plant the garlic. Each year I sprout the garlic and then the next thing that I know there is snow on the ground and I forgot to plant the garlic!
We have gone to the park, taken the dog for many walks, gone to the library, read books, played and knitted. I usually have several books sitting on my night stand – I like variety and something that fits my mood – knitting is pretty much the same. I have 3 projects going: felted knitted bag, knitted faceless doll and a felted knitted water bottle holder. I have never felted anything that I have knitted – so this is a first, but something that I have wanted to do for awhile. The doll is a Christmas gift and depending how the felting goes so will the other 2 projects.
Last night was spent drinking wine by candlelight and catching up with girlfriends that live on the block. None of us have lights – the next thing we knew it was after midnight! For me it is hard to tell the time during the evening. I have noticed that the stars are easier to see – no street lights or light pollution – so good things. I really like the candles at night and wish I could do my oil lamps, but was out and could not find any before the storm – but this may be a continuing thing at night when we finally do get our power turned back on.