knitnana: Winds of Change?
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Monday, February 11, 2008

Winds of Change? was a good thing I posted when I did yesterday - we lost power at 2:30 (right after I left the house for an orchestral matinee and it didn't come back till noon today. The winds knocked out power to the Jefferson Center, causing the orchestra to play in darkness (the house emergency lights came on, so the audience could see!), and the muscians more than earned the standing ovations due to their perserverance in awkward circumstances!

The winds have kicked up wild fires (one even right behind the mountain behind my house) shutting down the Interstate for awhile last night in addition to uprooting ancient trees. After all those howling "breezes" the temps dropped into the teens overnight. It was very cold with no power.

I had candles and an oil lamp, but we went to bed early. The Meezer burrowed under the comforter with me all night. Then I was up and on my way with the elder CC this a.m., running her to the vet for her checkup on my way to work. I knew she'd be warmer at the vet's!

Knitnana's world is being rearranged a bit with the eldest grandson staying here with me after pre-school for the 3 nights his parents work the late shift every week. We went to a pizza buffet tonight (which he loved, I'm sure you guessed?).

Elder kitty is home, doing as well as can be expected for an almost-17 year-old. And DGS1 learned the word "curmudgeon" because of her tonight! A five year old, he heard me say the word in passing, and later said, "Nana, What's a 'mudgen?"

I was impressed. Don't know why, his mom was just the same!

I managed a couple of rows on Catharina tonight, but otherwise, I'm just too tired to think of doing much. Thankfully, I think we'll be warm and snug now...

And what of the Winds of Change? We would have seen Hillary Clinton in the area last night - I understand her flight could not land because of the winds, and the last I'd heard, Obama's appearance this morning at 7:30 a.m. was also cancelled (tho' I'm not certain of that). Bill Clinton was here this evening (and in Blacksburg last night) and Mike Huckabee is supposed to also be here tonight.

I think McCain avoided us.

Hmmm...what does that say? We missed our moment in the spotlight, I guess!

I am so glad the primary is over tomorrow. And the winds of change will move on...


Blogger Chris said...

My goodness, you sure are having an exciting time out there!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Such wild weather! Stay safe!

12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you're migraine headed out. They are truely gruesome. They issued a Winter Storm Warning for us and - with .5 inch of ice expected - power outtages, too. I hate it when the power goes out in the winter - scary.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

It was very windy and cold here, too. I'm all for the wind bringing change, though. How about spring?

7:36 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Glad your power is up and running. It is too cold to be without it! :)

7:48 AM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Wildfires? When it's freezing cold? These two things seem to be at odds, but then again I've never lived in your part of the country.

Glad all survived unscathed, even the 'mudgeon.

6:50 PM  

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