Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Further North

My thoughts are with those further north of Maryland (and south in VA, too) who are dealing with a much worse situation than power outages, though no power makes things even harder. Houses and towns destroyed or seriously damaged, limited access by road, the list goes on. I just don't even know what to say about what they are going through up there.

Our power was back by the time I got home last night but we ate out anyway. I knitted a few Rock Island edging repeats and turned out the lights at 9:30. At 10 PM the phone rang. That's usually not a good sign, but in this case it was a friend from Colorado touching base. I think it's been 5 years or more since we've spoken with him. It was good to talk with him, though I feel really old now. He started having children much later than Bob and I but 2 of his are in college and the youngest, twins, are seniors in high school. Oh, my. I can remember, on a trip back to Colorado from Texas to visit, holding his first born infant. I think my kids were 5 and 8 at the time, so I really enjoyed cuddling a baby, especially one I could give back when it got cranky. ; )

I spent about 20 minutes spinning my lace weight from the Grafton batt when I got home yesterday. I am still entranced with it and find my self very happy to take my time and get it right. I hope to have time to post photos today or tomorrow if the power stays on.

1 comment:

EGunn said...

That Grafton batt is wonderful! Looks like a real pleasure to spin. Things in VT are pretty bad, by the sounds of it. One of those moments to count your blessings and try to help those that were less fortunate, I guess.