We had a storm come through on Saturday night – actually very early Sunday morning and lost our power around 2 AM — the power finally came back on at 6:15 in the evening – a long day without power – thank goodness for generators! Melanie and Ric were just getting ready to leave their house and come up here to charge things up and get something hot to drink when the power came back on for the whole road of houses on both sides.
I forgot to shut off the overhead light before I took this photo to show what I finished on Saturday night – but I finished the first row and the corner and then I was ready to roll the quilt down Sunday afternoon and continue on with the next section.
The next design is a little different. I have half of the design drawn and then started to quilt some of it to see how I like it – I love it and the quilting flows from one line to the next really well without a lot of stops and starts.
We had a couple more dead branches fall out of the trees and I picked some of them up before it started to rain lightly again
Still some more scattered around that I will pick up over the next day or two. Not an excessive amount. There was a little damage in the near by town but I don’t think it was a lot. There was a tree down between where we live and Melanie 2 1/2 miles down the road from us – we believe it was this that caused the power outages in the area.
And one branch that wasn’t dead.
Being without power just one day makes me wonder just how the people of Puerto Rico are managing – it was kind of driving me nuts just having one day without power. We didn’t turn the generator on right away but waited until mid-morning when it was finally – “I got to have a cup of coffee”! I could have went out and found the propane campstove and the old fashioned coffee pot but it was easier to just get the generator going! We did go out for an early supper as the generator doesn’t supply enough power to the stove, or the hot water heater, AC or heat – we do have the microwave, small appliances and lights in every room and the fan to blow heat out of the fireplace if needed. We can survive but so nice to not have to!! I could have cooked something in the electric skillet or whatever but I needed to get out anyhow.