It was surpris-
ingly warm when I woke up this morning so I took my wheel and coffee to the front porch for my morning spin. If you look closely in the shadows, you can see Sammie who endures with anguish my spinning ritual. Get to the walk already is her message.
This is the turn-
around point of our walk. It's also a school bus stop, as you can see by the bike rack. You can also see that kids don't ride bicycles. They ride quads. This is quad country.
I walked in short sleeves but the weather started to change by the time we were walking back. The wind had come up and those funny little lens-shaped clouds are indicators of high winds aloft.
They look like a little flotilla of white space ships to me. They also are harbingers of weather change. I've learned that East Coast weather doesn't have day-long notice that something's coming. You get clouds, hear thunder, see lightening, get rain, get wet.
By this afternoon, clouds were sending up smoke signals - change is coming. I sat on the deck and read until the gusts of wind made it impossible to enjoy any longer. The forecast is for 100% rain tomorrow. The winds this afternoon finally knocked out the power. Ian put us on generator power about 5:00 so we could eat. It was out for at least four hours. It's so nice to have it back since we're on a well and need power to flush toilets.
I was trying to wet-finish my samples when the power went out. I don't know if this will work or not, but I've hung them over the balcony and hope they'll dry flat and look like I meant to finished them. I sure don't want to start over.
I washed one set and sent them through the drier since I want to know what they'd look like as towels. The shrinkage is much less than I had anticipated. I'm so anxious to cut them apart and put them in my sample book. They are my first ever samples and I am in love with them!
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