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Aug 132014

The weatherman predicted heavy rains for yesterday and he wasn’t fibbing! It started coming down just after midnight and never stopped all day long. Sometimes it eased up to just a light shower, but then it would pour again. It was still raining 24 hours later when I was getting this blog ready to post last night around midnight. The news said some areas around Harrisburg and Lancaster County received over two inches of rain and the ground was saturated. I’m glad we’re high and dry in our space here at the Hershey Thousand Trails preserve, because there were flash flood watches throughout the area.

Every time I talk about wanting to get a boat, my pals Ron Speidel and Greg White tell me that’s not a good idea. If this keeps up much longer, our Winnebago might become a boat!

It wasn’t a good day to be outside, unless you were a duck, and even though I waddle quite well, I’m not one. So I spent the day working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and by the time I knocked off a little after 11 p.m. I had twenty pages laid out.

Terry was busy getting her new weaving project ready to put on the loom. Remember those 578 pieces of thread I told you about a couple of days ago? Here they are, all threaded onto the reed. That took several hours.

Yarn on reed

And then they had to be individually sleyed through the metal heddles on the eight shafts of her loom. The next step will be winding it all unto the warping beam. And then she can actually start weaving!

Yarn on loom

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for a new contest. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Longnecks & Twisted Hearts, the third book in my friend George Weir’s excellent Bill Travis mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawings link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Longnecks cover

I’m not sure what’s on the agenda today. We may stay home and keep on doing what we have been, or if the weather breaks we may poke our noses outside and get a breath of fresh air.

Thought For The Day – If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.

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  2 Responses to “Waterworld”

  1. The aftermath of the rain in the Detroit will take a long long time to return to normal.. They are still checking the cars that are still submerged for bodies.

  2. Isn’t it wonderful to just stay put when the weather is nasty?? So nice you can schedule your life as you go…

    Terry’s project looks so complex…but those colors are very gorgeous…I am sure the finished product will be awesome!! Thanks for sharing as she goes along…very interesting to see the projects progress….

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