Looking Ahead, Getting Prepared

In an attempt to avoid another catastrophic event like the one we Texans had to endure in February of this year we are making plans for a whole house generator. We are looking at a Generac Guardian 24kW system. It will require propane so we need to have a propane tank installed. It will run everything we need to run in case of a power outage as long as we don’t try to run everything at once. Not a problem.

It will be three to four months before we can have one installed unless we get very lucky. Our electrician ordered ten of them and has only received two so far. In the meantime we have ordered a Honda portable generator that will keep us up and running with essentials if we have another power outage like before. It’s gasoline powered and when the Generac is installed we can either sell the portable unit or take it out to the farm for our daughter and son-in-law to have a backup, backup generator.

We are continuing to enjoy gorgeous Autumn weather with windows and doors open and fresh air chasing dust bunnies out from under the furniture. I’ll play catch up with the dusting and sweeping tomorrow. I’m on a roll with my knitting and enjoying the sampler scarf…finally got started on the next mini skein.

I’ve got a bit of a Doctor Who theme going on there. Exploding TARDIS bags, mug and bookmark. I really, really want to finish the fifth mini skein, only two more to go. I wound them together, end to end, in a center pull cake and started with the center. I’m reminded of how I prefer to use the cake from the outside. Had a rather spectacular yarn barf just as I started with the fifth mini skein. All better now though.

I’m off to the chiropractor in a bit. He’s really doing me a lot of good and I’m going to keep up with the weekly visits until our new beds arrive. The dryer just beeped at me. I have shirts to put on hangers. Have a blessed day, ya’ll.

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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