And, oh, how I miss it when I don’t have it. We had looked forward to the opening ceremony for the olympics. I had hoped to get dinner done early but that didn’t happen . . which is a blog post all by itself. At one point, Vince said “let’s just go out to eat” and I didn’t want to do that so I kept on and did come up with dinner.
The first project for the Ravellenics could be started during the opening ceremony so I was all set.
And, what do you think happened about 5:30 p.m. . . right in the middle of dinner preparations? It thundered, it sprinkled a few drops, it thundered again and our power went off.
It was kinda worth it though because I had two burners going on the stove and I thought with all the newer gas stoves, they didn’t work when the power was off because of some electronic sniffer that’s supposed to shut off the gas when there’s an issue. My two burners kept going. Yay! I was afraid to turn them off but I wanted to run take a shower before the water in the holding tank was gone. I turned on another burner, lit a match and yes, it lit. Vince said that maybe they only lit because there were two other burners going so once I turned them all off, I tried again and they do light with a match.
This is how much knitting I got done before it got too dark in the house.
Notice there are two! That’s because I got so screwed up on the first one that I gave up, took the needles out and started over. I may be in way over my head with this project. I worked on the second one for a little while but gave up . . couldn’t see well enough by candlelight and I didn’t want to go dig out the lanterns and we didn’t want to fire up the generators. The UPS guy told us the power guys were working right out on the highway past our house so we figured power would be on soon but I gave up and went to bed.
Today I’ll be gone all day and doubt I get any knitting done til late tonight.