So, I’m learning what one does when one’s freezer has been offline for three days…
So far, I’ve got two dozen rhubarb pecan muffins (and I’m still throwing out several pounds of nearly-thawed rhubarb that, if I try to refreeze it, will be freezer burned beyond recognition) and am in the process of two dozen blueberry muffins. We’re having half-thawed tortellini for dinner (which should be none the worse for wear).
Ooof. My colleagues (and my students) are going to LOVE me tomorrow; there’s no way I’m keeping all of these goodies in my house….
The power came back on at a little after 11:25 this morning. It’s
going to take a while to set everything back to rights (and warm the
place up) and we’ve still got to eat out because we lost everything in
the fridge, but the power is back on!
I’d have made a lousy pioneer woman…
The power is still out, and now it’s 29 degrees and snowing outside.
Bean and I spent the night across the street (Punkin couldn’t sleep
and went back home at a little after midnight). I’m house sitting for
my neighbors, and they invited us to stay here where their hard-wired
generator runs most of the house, so we were, at least, warm. Mr.
Chili spent the night, I’m sure, locked in combat with the borrowed
generator, trying to coax it to give out energy the furnace would like.
In short, we’re all cold, cranky, and sleep-deprived. Maybe now Mr.
Chili will take me up on my request that we consider moving to a more
Mr. Chili has a borrowed generator pumping the pool out of our
basement and running one heating zone. I’m bunkered in the guest room
reading by candle light.
Someone tell me again why I live here?
The wind knocked the power out at about midnight. The power runs the
sump pump. No sump pump + lots of rain (LOTS of rain) = water in the
Chili basement (LOTS of water). This is probably the straw that
breaks Mr. Chili’s generator-buying back. Wish us luck…
It’s cold, gray, and rainy here today, and I’m completely uninspired to anything. Blah.
On my list of things to do are laundry (I’m working it – I’ve run two loads already and two more are in the machines), grocery shopping (I’m composing a list as I make my way through my morning), lesson planning (which I’m doing in bits and pieces), and making some phone calls.
So far, I’ve determined that I am NOT on the rotating Saturday schedule for yoga class at Local U. (which is a relief; I was reasonably sure that I was, but that I’d not put my days on my calendar. It occurred to me last night that I may have completely blown off a class, and that’s not something I wanted to do) and I’ve been in touch with my chiropractor and have secured an appointment at three this afternoon. On my way in I’ll stop at CHS and print out some PDFs of articles I downloaded off of the LU library site, and on my way out I’ll drop by the market and pick up supplies. My plan is to make a loaf of strawberry bread (it’s a new recipe I’m trying out; if I love it, I’ll post it in the kitchen), but I have NO idea what to put together for dinner tonight, so any suggestions anyone might have would be greatly appreciated.
Boy; for not being motivated, I’m actually getting a lot of shit done, huh?