Happy Monday! The next few days are going to be a bit of a whirlwind around here. I live in the Albany, NY area and the weather forecast currently says that starting this afternoon we will be having 50+ mph winds with gusts towards 75 mph. They're expecting widespread power outages and about 2-4" of rainfall. Needless to say, we've been busy preparing.
Thankfully, I usually keep at least a weeks' worth of essentials around the house anyway, so we have lots of Gatorade, granola bars, canned goods, items we can heat up and cook with the propane stove and the fireplace. I bought one small case of bottled water just to be on the safe side. We also have iced tea, soda and gatorade to drink, so we should be fine. Other than that, our preparations were really just getting wood stockpiled inside the garage, filling the bathtubs with water (we're on a well, so when we lose electricity we lose water), and getting the laundry clean and dishes clean. If we do lose power for several days, we'll have plenty to eat/drink and clean clothes.
The house is located at the top of a hill which is bad from a wind standpoint, but good from a flooding standpoint. We didn't have any issues with the basement flooding during Irene last year, so I think the house will be fine this year. We may have water on the driveway, but even during Irene it wasn't deep enough that we wouldn't be able to drive across it.
Depending upon what actually happens with this storm, I may get a lot done this week, or I may get nothing done as I won't have any power. :-)
Here's the list from last week. I wasn't very productive last week as there were a lot of things going on with work and I spent the weekend at my parents.
1. Cut fabrics for the boy baby quilt (I have to work on a name for this). Done. All fabrics are cut and 96 of the squares are sewn together.
2. Start sewing blocks for the boy baby quilt. Done
3. Select backing and quilting pattern for 2nd baby quilt. Not done.
4. Load baby quilt on frame and start to quilt. Not done.
5. Play with EQ6 to get fabric amounts/colors for a smaller version of Judy's Sing A Happy Song quilt pattern for 4th baby quilt. Not done.
This week's list is going to be fairly short and simple as I don't know what the power situation is going to be.
1. Press sewn blocks for boy baby quilt.
2. Take photos of quilt blocks sewn/pressed.
3. Select backing, thread, and quilting pattern for baby quilt.
4. Start creating freezer-paper templates for a wool applique mini-wall hanging.
Hope you all have a great week and stay dry!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations