Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

Happy Birthday America! The DC area is slowly but surely coming back from the "Derecho" we were hit with last Friday night.   Some people are still without power.  We lost power Friday night and it came back 36 hours later.  It was tough, by Saturday night my heart was beginning to feel it.  The temps were in the high 90's with the heat index at 104.  But thank goodness Sunday at 11am we got it back, unfortunately we lost everything in our fridge and freezer.  My biggest concern was Max's med, that has been compounded and needs to be refridgerated, but we kept it packed on ice. 

We have a big silver maple in the front which lost 2 branches, one landed on my husbands truck and the other part on our porch.  We lost a tree in back but no other damage.  But the neighborhood had some serious damage.  The wind during this storm were intense, we felt and heard the branches hitting the house.  We never had anything like that even when we went through hurricane Isabel. At least the village had power and AIR so we went out to eat and ran some errands.  This kind of storm is not typical for the area, and I hope they are right because I don't want to go through this again, for awhile.  We keep saying this every time we have to sit without power, but we are going to get a GENERATOR.  We lost one cat to the basement, but I finally got her out on Monday, and now when they hear a little thunder they scatter...We have had a few little thundershowers and rain since last Friday, like right now, but not with the wind intensity.

I have gotten some stitching done...
I made a small error on the right hand side of the cross, and while frogging cut a piece of the fabric, but I weaved it and I think it came out okay.. well I'm pleased, that's the down part of stitching over one, when you have to frog its tough. 

I hope everyone had a lovely 4th, we had a quiet one.. and stayed in the cool house. Watching "The Revolution" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy".  Its still hot here, temps are in the upper 90's to 100. It's suppose to hit 107 this Saturday, but next week it will be in the high 80's.  But its July in DC.

I leave you now with Edward who helps me while I stitch... and
Farewell to Andy Griffith, a true boy of the South... watching Andy of Mayberry was like going home for me.. Not to mention his friend was that Good Ol' boy "Don Knotts" from my own Morgantown, WVA..


  1. Jean, I'm so sorry about your storm damage and your loss of power. I know what it's like since we went through similar things a lot last year. Not fun. That storm sounds so scary. I hope it doesn't happen again to anyone. Not good! Hope your porch and truck are ok. :(

    Your stitching is beautiful as always.

  2. Glad the power is back on, that must've been miserable with the heat and humidity there. I too was so sad to hear about Andy Griffith..what a treasure he was and seemingly so like a regular person compared with many of today's celebrities. I watched a few clips on CNN and the one of Pres Bush presenting Andy with the medal of freedom really brought a tear to my eye. When I was in college they ran the Andy Griffith reruns every afternoon at 4:30 - they guys in the apt next to us would whistle along with the theme song every time. Lots of good memories.


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