Well, we've dodged the bullet so far.
Monday night, in preparation for the ice and blizzard coming our way, I made a huge pot of ham and beans and baked some corn bread. I also made a huge pot of potato soup. Two meals we could heat up on the camp stove if we lost power like we did in 2005.
Our neighborhood looked like Bastogne must have looked like after the German shelling. If you've ever watched Band of Brothers...the tops of the trees just exploding and raining down destruction.
We went to bed that night fully expecting a tree to come through the roof. Finally falling asleep, exhausted from the stress. The sound of the branches cracking and breaking from the weight of the ice was nerve wracking. We have huge, old trees everywhere in our neighborhood. I've never seen such a mess, except when we watched those scenes in that miniseries.
Thankfully, we've not had our power company have anyone out of power for a long time. 7 hours at the most is what I've heard. Kudos to the power company crews!
Schools have been cancelled again today. When Bean's school and Middleman's school are out...we don't do homeschool either. And since I cleaned and prepared like a madwoman Monday, I've had time to sew.
I took the Jack's Chain quilt top to the guild meeting.
KT and I had a late brunch. (yes, grits are on the food pyramid and I did find someone who serves them this far north of the Mason-Dixon Line) We went to a sewing machine sales store and they had their machines out for us to use. I'm glad I brought mine because some of the ladies spent a lot more time figuring out their machines than they did sewing. Met some fabulous women and KT and I got to visit a LQS where I added to my Kaffe Fassett collection.
Jack's Chain is a fun block to piece, but I took a slight break from it to try this,
just a simple bow-tie block. I wanted to play with the Kaffe Fassett fabrics so badly. This is out of the box for me normally. But I'm really liking the effect. So does hubby-muffin. That always helps.
Sending us all sunshine, warmer temperatures and tropical breezes!