August 28th, 2011

House - summer

Oh - hullo Irene

Guess it's here.  It's certainly raining hard enough out there, and we've had some thunder.  Apparently it gets worse from here.

I, on the other hand, managed to weave the entire warp that vynehorn put on my loom this afternoon.  I needed to do something while the laundry was washing, didn't I?  The first bit of it really sucks, but then I got the hang of the tension.  I'll have to see if I got enough "good" weaving to make a scarf for Charlotte.

I really wish they'd stop talking about tornadoes.  THOSE give me the heebee jeebees.  *Especially* at night.

Sounds like Bob is out of the shower.  Time to fill the tub and go to bed.

Goodnight, Irene.  (Sorry, as a Kingston Trio fan, I really couldn't resist.)
House - summer

Good morning, Irene

So far, so good.  Lots of flooding, record power outages, lots of streets closed.  We're still snug.  I'm not sure how the trees have fared, but our driveway is clear, and I'm not going out there yet.

I cut the weaving off the loom, and have wound a skein into a ball.  I think I'll warp it up again later. For right now, I think I'm going to go empty a closet.
Weather - radar

Dear Weather Channel


Hurricane Irene has been hammering Connecticut since yesterday morning.  We've gotten two months worth of rain in 24 hours.  We have a *record* number of people with no power - more than in Hurricane Gloria.  I hear that the section of town where my daughter's daycare is located has been evacuated because a dam upstream is failing.  You have a lovely page for New England.  It lists states of emergency, mandatory evacuations, parking bans, closings, shelters, mass transit status - all the sorts of things that people riding out the storm would need/like to know.  You list these for all the New England states: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

Wait - I thought there were SIX states in New England.  But I guess you've decided that Connecticut is no longer part of New England.  After all - we're so close to NYC that we MUST be part of NY.  Right?

Rest assured, you have reinforced my inclination to use Weather Underground as my primary go-to website.

No love,
Weather - satellite

No damage

I know we're not supposed to, but we just took a walk around the property.  We lost some deadwood - not as much as I would have liked.

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That's about it, unless something gives up the ghost tonight.  I got a couple of nice weather related userpics.  Does that count as a plus?  Hey galingale - get your husband's attention because later I'm going to post pictures of the bumper crop of mushrooms we've got going back there.

I'm going to go set a shelf standard in the closet, and then warp up the loom.  I spent a big chunk of this morning rolling yarn into balls.  Tedious, that.
Weather - satellite


I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to get to work tomorrow.  IF I'm going to get to work tomorrow.  You see, work (and Charlotte's day care) is on the other side of the Pequabuck River from me.  And the Pequabuck River is rather... larger than it was.  It is currently rampaging down Route 72 in Bristol.  My first thought was that since it is probably up over Route 229, I'll take the back route - the one I take coming home from day care.  Then I saw the pictures on the news of four feet or so of water galloping down Route 72 - and recognized the left turn I take on the "back route."

I could go through Plainville, but Plainville is flooded.  There's a lot of water between me and the office.

Heck, I'm not sure day care will even be open.

Could be an interesting morning following the Garmin.