Monday, April 16, 2007

Glub!

Lucky Sheepie managed to hang onto the sweet, sweet electricity today despite what is something of a weather trainwreck. The flooding is widespread and there are a number of homes in the town next to mine that are not going to be there tomorrow once high tide hits tonight. I happened to see some footage from Mommy and Daddy Sheep's neck of the woods on the news not too long ago and the waters are swirling pretty impressively there as well.

It's not over yet, but it's looking like we've gotten between five and six inches of rain since yesterday and it has just run out of convenient places to land. I'd held out hope that the ocean might swing by and take my stupid truck along with it, but I don't seem to be on its travel itinerary today. Probably for the best...with my luck someone would find the thing and return it to me.

I know that I told everyone that I was going to be laying low over the school break and didn't really have plans to go anywhere. But this wasn't what I had in mind. "Relaxing at home" is not quite the same as "trapped at home." I'm just saying...

But, it was time well-spent in some respects. No...I didn't clean the toilets or paint the living room. But, I did start blending the lamb that I picked up at SPA back in February with the tussah silk that I dyed last spring. In an ironic twist, the silk was the stuff I dyed during our last round of flooding. There will be a "theme" to this yarn when it is finished, methinks.

I also parked myself behind the wheel for a bit and finished the second bobbin of merino/silk blend that has been languishing for weeks.



Plying was also begun, but I needed a nap so you will have to wait to see anything in the way of actual "yarn."
We here at Casa de Sheepie are keeping our respective fingers and paws crossed for continued lights and television this evening. The governor tells us that any outages will be long term and Sheepie gets grumpy when she can't have her cartoons. But weather is weather and you know what they say...
April Showers Bring May Insurance Claims

SA

15 comments:

trek said...

Here at chez trek we are saying, "Ow, Sheepie!"

Hang in there and we are thinking dry electrified thoughts for you.

Teri S. said...

It seems like your day was productive...playing with fiber, followed by a nap! I hope the electricity stays on for you. Have a great winter...er...spring vacation!

Julie said...

I'm glad to hear you are okay; we made out pretty well too. We didn't lose electricity, although we did lose internet and phone for a few hours. I didn't realize how bad the storm really was until I watched the news. Lots of destruction all around.

Lazuli said...

Good luck with it all! The rain has stopped down here but there's still tons of flooding. Coffeeboy spent an hour driving to and then from the grocery store, usually a 15 minute trip... yikes! I envy you the vacation, though. I made myself do work during the tempest despite the temptation to knit instead.

Sheila said...

I'm sending sunshining thoughts your way.
It sounds like the parental sheep were wise to stay away a little longer.

Beth said...

I'm glad you're still doing well. And your yarn is beautiful!!! I love those colors.

mehitabel said...

Okay, I am officially no longer jealous of your rain and snow and wetness. I still wish you would be sharing some of it, though. Please stay warm and dry and above all safe, and keep us posted,too, please!

Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

The past two weekends have been snowstorms. This past Friday is was snowstorm with lightning. There is something really wrong with those. My trees were leafed out and are now all brown and frozen. Come on spring!
Deb

B. said...

I've been thinking of you during your latest bout of inclement weather!

But at least you have your babies to keep you company (...and warm), your spinning, and of course, there's always knitting.

Hang in there!

B.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a good day. I hope you were lucky enough to keep your electricity.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Mia said...

NICe spinning sheepie! Can't wait to see it after you ply.

Yeah. April showers. Very funny. I shoveled yesterday .. we had a good 15-18 inches or so. The heaviest snow I have ever seen in my LIFE. Wet, wet snow. Our power blinked about a hundred times too, but it managed to stay on. However, unlike you. I had no motivation and decided to stay safe on the couch :)

catsmum said...

It IS supposed to be spring there, right?
just checking!
at least you have plenty of woolly insulation to hand, er, hoof.

Lorraine said...

Been watching the weather with you. We're sunny and warm here but anxious for our East Coast friends. Keep high and dry.

Geraldine said...

Yikes, sounds like some spring weather down there, hope the worst is over for your area.

My quest for toe graft info. continues....this looks like a good link:
http://cc.msnscache.com/cache.aspx?q=8089435193935&lang=en-US&mkt=en-US&FORM=CVRE5

I tried to send you an email just now, but the egods were acting wonky.

Happy Spring Vacation, Stay dry and warm!!!

G

Debby said...

Glad to hear that you and the parental sheep are doing OK so far. I've been worried about you and Julie, though things down here are only slightly better. Paws are crossed for you all to make it through with minimal damage.