Friday, April 20, 2007

Power-less

Mother Nature is kicking our collective asses here in my household. On Monday, we (NH and Norther Mass.) endured the brunt of a nasty, wet, Nor'easter during which we lost power for the better part of 2 days. EVERYTHING in my house relies on electricity -- the furnace, the water (we have a well), THE STOVE, etc., etc. So after having to drive all the way around the world to get back to my house from 3 streets away since all but one route to my house was blocked by downed power-lines and flooded or eroded roads, I took the kids and beat feet to my accomodating sister-in-law Sinead's house. (GOD BLESS HER.) And that is only the start. As it turns out, Verizon's central phone office in nearby Raymond NH was flooded and determined to be a total loss, as well, leaving the area with limited cell phone access and no land-line service. Yeah, and hubby works for Verizon wireless. The poor man has been working NON-STOP. Literally. Yeah, he's kinda tired. And, well, I've been busy. So...
No dyeing.
No spinning.
Limited knitting. (Although I have managed a few stash enhancements...)
VERY little blog watching, commenting, and writing. I hope I will be forgiven. ;)
HOWEVER,
just before the lights went out, I finally "opened" Sereknity.com!!! I'd love some feedback, and there is also a new poll up on the site. Be sure to register before Mother's Day, and I will send you a Grand Opening coupon code! Now that the power is on, phones are being restored, and we are getting back to normal (well, as normal as we get, anyway) I'll be posting all that fiber I want to dye, and some more bags, markers, and even soem lovely jewelry.

8 comments:

Gigi said...

Visited the site. It looks great! I went click happy, but managed to resist for now. I hope you get all up and running again soon!

Rachel said...

Sorry to hear about all the power troubles!!
Your site looks awesome. As soon as I've knitted up some of the bajillion skeins of sock yarn I own, I'll be over there for more.
(I voted on your poll and saw I was the only one to vote for the subtle tone-on-tone yarn so far!)

Amanda1 said...

Aw, Heather... sorry you've had a rough week. Is there anything you need? I'm happy to lend a hand if there is something I can do.

Amanda

Nichole said...

Welcome back to blog land hun! :) I can relate and totally feel your pain - as you know, we are completely reliant on electricity as well in this house and we had lived without IN the house for 3 days in Jan. argh. Glad you had someplace to go - what an adventure! Give Jim a big 'ole hug... he needs it!
Site is coming along really nicely and I can't wait to see all of those categories "stocked up" soon! Did you think anymore about Lisa's Bella Perlina (not sure if you ever made contact with her on that)?

Sarah said...

sorry about your rough week. wow. but, we have had some lovely weather here (west of you) so it is headed your way - sun and clear skies.

congrats on the new site!

YogaGardenGirl said...

We missed you today! LOVE the website!

Cheryl said...

Your site is looking great!

My sister's family and my parents are both with verizon and looking at no phone sevice for a while. The wierdest thing is driving through Raymond and seeing the National Guard everywhere. Take care!

Nora said...

Love the site!! The yarns are absolutely beautiful. Good luck with it. x