Storms Have Arrived

This was the view out of the living room window at 4:15 this afternoon. It’s 7 pm now, dark, and the second round of storms has arrived. We got some work done in the garage today, moved some things around, blowing the dirt and debris out. We were finishing when the worst of it hit. The sky was really dark around 5 pm and we were ready to come in the house.

We still have a few things to do in the garage, but we are ready for the new freezer when it arrives next week. After we take a load of things to the farm we’ll have a lot more room along the south wall. We’re going to start working on finishing the inside of the garage. We’ll buy particle board and insulation as we need it and put up a little at a time until we’re done.

I finished my laundry for the week and got a little knitting done. We’ve got an online order of groceries to pick up tomorrow, grab some lunch and come back home to enjoy our wedding anniversary in peace and quiet. I’ll try to get back in the studio and see if I can finish up that bobbin on the wheel and move on to another unfinished spinning project and get back to Brad’s socks.

It occurred to me earlier today that at some point I’ll not feel like knitting socks on size 0 needles so perhaps I should keep working on socks for both of us and stash them back for when we wear out what we’ve been wearing. I love knitting socks but at 68 I can see a day coming when that just won’t be feasible.

I thawed some left-over roast beef and veggies and we had that for dinner. I also took a roasted chicken out of the freezer and put it in the fridge to that. We’ll have that this weekend with some fresh veggies. I’m really looking forward to cooking meals up ahead of time and freezing them after the new freezer arrives. We can stock up on meat as well. I’m shopping around for vacuum sealers. There is a brand that Audrey likes and it’s available online. That would be a big help and eliminate freezer burn. We can buy frozen fruit and re-bag it in vacuum bags so it keeps longer. I’ll need some way to label the containers, especially for the make ahead meals I’ll be freezing.

This is the storm system on top of us at the moment, with another one right behind it. I guess I’d better go ahead and have my shower and get settled in for the evening and work on my knitting. We are so glad we no longer have 60 ft tall pine trees near the house!

Hope your Thursday night is safe and quiet. God bless.

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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