Where to start? I went to work on Monday, but worried about the weather all day. It had started sleeting at 9:00. On my first break, I scurried about like a rat picking up everything on my shopping list so I could pay for it when I took my lunch break and take it out to the car so I could leave quickly. Clocked out for lunch and discovered that I had left my wallet in the purse I had taken to the birthday party on Saturday. No problem. I keep a credit card hidden away in my lunch box just for these occasions. Got up to the check out lane and had all of my stuff on the belt when I looked at the card and realized it had expired in October! Good news? I don’t have to use it very often. Bad news? I had no way to pay for my groceries. Good news? I caught it before the checker got to them. Bad news? I had to put all of them back on the shelf. It took me a lot longer to put them back on the shelf than it had to take them off. So, I ate lunch and went back to work.
The store was really busy. All the fresh French and Italian bread was off the shelf by 10:00. Not so much business for cakes, thank goodness. The weather wasn’t improving so we closed the bakery at 4:00 and I headed for home. Quite a bit of ice and slush made for slow going. It took me an hour to get home, and I was glad to be there.
I might have been able to get to work on Tuesday, but the forecast was terrible, so I called in. We let our older dog come in the house at night during the winter, but Tuesday, we let her come back in right away. She thought that was a good idea.
A few minutes later, we decided that we would have to do something about the other two dogs. They could go to the barn and snuggle up in the hay, but were afraid they would miss something. Here’s what Gonzo looked like out on the porch.
We took their boxes and shook out the snow, then moved them into the garage. It got them out of the wind and kept off the snow. They came out for a few minutes later in the afternoon, but went right back in. It wasn’t too cold at this point, but the wind was blowing the snow everywhere.
This is my most interesting snow picture. This is inside my laundry room window. We don’t have it locked down tight because it is the window where we have the monitor for our remote thermometer and the wire for the prob goes to the outside. The wind was strong enough to force the snow under the almost shut window and up onto the window sill.
The other strange thing that happened, was snow in the dryer. My dryer vents to the same side of the house as this window. When I opened the dryer door, there was snow on top of the lint trap!
I called in to work on Tuesday. They had closed the bakery anyway, so I wasn’t needed. Did some work on the computer in the morning, then started a download while I fixed lunch. Soon after lunch,the lights began flickering, then they went off for just a few seconds, but it was enough to disconnect the computer. It restarted by itself, so I didn’t think too much of it. I did turn it off because the lights were flickering a lot by this time.
That was the story for the afternoon. More blowing snow and the lights flickering and then going out as the power lines touched and shorted out. But they always came back on. I went downstairs to my sewing machine and worked on another table runner. Here’s the one I finished on Tuesday.
When I took a break Tuesday evening, I turned the computer back on and tried to get back online, but nothing happened. The computer worked fine, but no internet. Too late to worry about it then, so snuggled up and went to bed.
Wednesday morning the snow has stopped and the wind isn’t howling anymore. We ended up with 12 to 14 inches of snow with lots of 2 foot drifts and some deeper ones. No going anywhere on Wednesday. Hubby did dig us out, but the county road wasn’t plowed.
My first project was tried to figure out what was wrong with my computer. Called my ISP provider and it looked like it was a poor connection that wasn’t allowing me to get through. I must have my modem plugged into a phone jack since I still have dial-up. I dug around and found some new phone wires, but none long enough to reach from my phone, which is downstairs to my computer which is upstairs. (I know. We are way behind the curve when it comes to technology!)
So it was back to the sewing machine to finish another runner set.
This table runner, table mat, and set of coasters in made from the Dream On collection for Moda. I love the spring colors.
I finally got a call from my ISP that it wasn’t my computer after all. There was an issue with the phone lines at a switching station. So last night I was busy playing catch up on the computer and trying to set Etsy listings up, Etsy. Everything seems to be working fine except Facebook. I can open it, but not post or leave comments. I’ll have to deal with that later.
The mail truck was able to get through today and delivered five more sets of Moda collections that I had ordered. Now I really have my work cut out for me. I have done some cleaning since I’ve been home all week, but not too much! I wouldn’t want anyone to get the wrong idea.
Sorry if I have missed you in the confusion. I’m still here! Just have a lot going on right now. I’m sure you know the feeling. Stay warm and dry!