After five long days without power and phones, due to yet another winter storm things are finally starting to get back to normal.
I had plenty of time to catch up on reading and snuggling with the cats – no phones, no internet distractions.
Charles and I spent two days with the chainsaw removing the fallen trees and limbs just so we could get out of the driveway. The highway department did a pretty good job of clearing the roads in front of our house. They also came regularly to clean up the many, many fallen trees from our property that were blocking the road. Also I must thank several unknown citizens (at least half a dozen that I am aware of) that stopped and removed our trees blocking the road. We simply could not keep up with the tree removal.
Over the years we had become quite accustomed to going for days on end without power, it used to happen pretty frequently. In more recent years it has only been for a day or two here and there.
I was able to brush up on my wood stove cooking skills this storm. I did enjoy myself, however it is quite nice to have the power back.
Among the many things we cooked on the stove our favorite was the roasted chicken with mixed vegetables and fresh herbs!
You may notice in several of these photos, I do use art that I create as well as objects from other artists. The platter and dishes above are from one of my favorite artists, Diane of DianeArtware, an artist who went to the Caribbean with her husband on vacation and stayed. Her personal story inspires me. I bought my first piece of her pottery our first trip to St. Thomas and I continue to add to my collection during my travels. The colors in her pottery were also the inspiration for the colors we painted our home.
I think I have almost as much of my sister Holly’s work of Hurricane Art Metal in my garden as I do of my own. One of her trellises is picture with the Rosemary.
Power restored, yesterday I spent the day doing computer work, behind the scenes stuff, including creating a new page on Facebook, please follow 3 Wishes Studio on Facebook.
Paige, a young woman that lives and works as a farm hand across from us; spent some time with us during the outage. Paige is young, 95 pounds maybe with her pockets loaded and her heavy work boots on and is cute as a button. I would just hate her if she wasn’t so darn nice! She said it was like “going back to Little House on the Prairie Days.” Yes it was – and in-spite of the 5 days without a bath thing it was okay – although I believe I was at my limit. I conclude today by saying I am thankful for good neighbors and good neighbors bringing wine!
I’ll pick out another one of my favorite warm weather photos and leave you with warm thoughts!