Storm Hit, Generac Running!

Today 12 yr old Joshua and I had a day together. We stopped at Best Buy and found some movies. I found the complete boxed set, entire series of Magnum PI, the original series, for Audrey. He picked out two movies, one is a newer Spiderman movie that his sister has been waiting for and the other one is something he says his 2 yr old brother will love. BTW, this was a late birthday shopping trip for him and he’s buying stuff that he knows his siblings will like!

It was raining hard when I left to pick him up and the rain let up after a bit. After our little bit of shopping we went thru the drive-thru at the coffee shop and picked up lunch for the three of us. He helped me with photographing some of my hand-spun yarn before it was time for me to take him home. We went to GameStop on the way back to the farm and he picked a couple of PS4 games that I bought for him and he had an in depth discussion with the guy at the store about several things related to the PS4 and a couple of games that aren’t playing properly. Our last stop was at Chick fil A to get him a strawberry shake and he asked to take chocolate cookies home for the rest of the family. I bought two six packs of cookies so every one gets a cookie! Again, he’s thinking of his siblings and parents while I’m getting him a shake.

It’s 6:45 pm and our power went out about half an hour ago and our Generac kicked on. It’s still running. For some reason the lights and outlets aren’t working in the garage so we’ll need to get hold of our electrical guys tomorrow.

The freezer was delivered before I left to pick up Joshua and the green light on the bottom of it had stopped blinking when I got home so it had reached the set temperature for frozen food. Interesting that the power went out today and we discovered that the breaker box in the garage isn’t connected to the main breaker box where the Generac is wired in. At least we didn’t have food in the freezer yet. We’ll get it sorted out tomorrow.

The storm cell is right on top of us and it’s nice to have power during an area wide outage. Finally! After all these years! We have power, internet and TV connection, and the heat pump is set on regular heat setting and running like a charm. They haven’t lost power at the farm on the west side of town so that’s good to hear. Brad finally reached someone in the office with our electric coop and let them know that our generator is running so when they come out they’ll see us with power, but it’s from the generator.

I’m making progress on the current cowl and you can see the gradient showing up in the section I’m knitting now. The next section will be similar to the first section with a different colorway, kettle dyed I believe.

As I was dozing off in the recliner last night it dawned on me that I hadn’t posted anything but when I looked at the clock it was just past midnight so there wasn’t any point. My daily posting streak running for 131 days is now broken. Oh, well. One day. At least I’m not totally forgetting to post anything for weeks on end.

The Generac just shut off and when I checked the garage the green light is back on at the bottom of the freezer so we have power back after an hour’s outage. And with that I’ll end my post and get back to my knitting. Have a blessed night, ya’ll. Stay safe.

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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