As I mentioned Thursday, we had severe thunderstorms move through the area. Any time we get unseasonably warm temperatures (like the 74 degrees we got Thursday), we know to expect bad weather. And we were not “disappointed” Thursday, although the storms weren’t the culprit this time … it was the strong winds that followed on the heels of the thunderstorms. Places in our area reported winds as high as 60+ mph. Needless to say there was plenty of damage caused by those winds. DD’s neighbor’s freestanding pergola was toppled, landing just inches from one of DD’s landscaping beds. On my drive home yesterday, I saw several trees that had been uprooted. And there was damage here in our neighborhood. One neighbor will need a new roof.
Another will need to have the ceiling fan on their deck repaired/replaced.
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I feel that I need to clarify something else I mentioned on Thursday ... I wasn't complaining one little bit about my busyness keeping me from spending time doing what I wanted when I wanted. As much as I love working with needle and thread, it doesn't even begin to come close to bringing me as much joy as spending time with DD and my Ts!! So I gladly give up stitching time in order to have some T-time!
My weekend plans have certainly changed! I had planned to watch the USA men’s hockey team play Sunday morning … instead I’ll be watching them play today … for bronze instead of gold. It’s hard to believe that the Olympics are almost over … I’m already looking forward to the 2016 summer games … all the more because we have swimmers in the family now.
I’m sure that most of you have heard the saying “Sharing is caring” … I’m here to say maybe NOT! At least not when it’s an upper respiratory bug that’s being shared! Thankfully I don’t think I’ve got it quite as severely as DD and the Ts, but even a mild case is no fun. I’m going to take it easy this weekend in hopes that I can keep this just a mild case … and can be back to normal by Monday.
In spite of my puny state, I will be spending my weekend stitching … as much as I’d like to get back to work on my Storm at Sea, I think that basting my hexies is a better choice, given the URI-induced brain fog I’m in. I’ve got 13 Martha Washington’s Flower Garden blocks completed … I plan to set them in a tumbling block setting to make a lap-sized quilt … I have no idea how many blocks I need to do that … maybe next week, I’ll lay 3 blocks out on the floor to get a rough idea how big a block that creates and use it as a rough guide on how many blocks I will need.
Have a wonderful weekend!