Battening Down The Hatches

We have a storm headed our way and it’s moving fast. It stretches from central Texas to north of OKC. We are under a tornado watch until 2 am. Brad and I were just discussing the subject of a whole house generator to avoid what we went through back in February when the state of Texas let us down with the power grid. Never thought that could happen here, but it did.

Our daughter and son-in-law have a good whole house generator at the farm. They rely on a water well for water and when the power is off they have no water. David got the generator hooked up after they had been without power for several hours and it saved the day. Their house is larger than ours so it shouldn’t be a problem to get us hooked up with emergency power.

The sampler scarf is coming along nicely. I started the second mini skein before I went to bed last night. I’ve not done any knitting today but I’ll work on it after I get out of the shower this evening. We both want to make sure we are ready for bed before the storm hits. We have flashlights and Coleman lanterns ready to go if needed. Knitting is my go-to activity when life gets stressful and this is garter stitch so it will be perfect for ‘no brain cells needed’ knitting.

There isn’t much worth watching on TV tonight so we might put in a DVD. Animal Planet has Louisiana Law on and it’s not as good at Lone Star Law or North Wood’s Law as far as we are concerned. I’m tired of Law & Order reruns and I’ve had enough of Big Bang Theory to last me for awhile. I can only take so much of Sheldon’s voice and it begins to grate on my last nerve.

Brad took the grand-kids to church this morning and brought us lunch from Cotton Patch when he came home and Audrey had eggs for us. One of her hens consistently lays double yolk eggs and she is also the one that likes to peck anyone who gets close to her. I think I could put up with a hen that likes to peck if she gave me double yolk eggs!

Brad just checked the weather online and it looks like the storm may break around us. That happens more often than not with the worst of it going north and south of us. I can live with that! Sure enough! It’s separating right at the Red River, heading east.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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