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June 11, 2017

From Susan — No Power!

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 1:32 pm


We got hit with a bad storm this morning.  The temperature dropped 40 degrees since yesterday, and we got lots of hail.  The backyard neighbor’s tree is resting on our power line so we have no power!  I have resorted to French press coffee!  When will this insanity end!!??!!

6-11 at 5 pm: still no power! 🙁  There are a lot of trees down so no ETA on removing the tree on our line.  It is dark in the house already and my projects are dark and/or complex.

6-11 at 9 pm: Power is ON!!  Hallelujah! !  I have never been so happy to see trucks and workmen in my life!


  1. Ack! My family lives in the SW corner of the Twin Cities. We certainly got the storm, thrashing wind, green skies, and all, but didn’t see a speck of hail. I was certain we were going to lose a tree limb or two. But somehow they all stayed intact. Hoping the offending limb is removed promptly and you get power back! But thankfully you don’t need electricity to knit, saving you have candles.

    Comment by Celeste — June 11, 2017 @ 2:27 pm

  2. Oh no! It is currently 91, sunny and no wind here. Stupid weather! Hope your power company gets out soon.

    Comment by Penny — June 11, 2017 @ 3:48 pm

  3. So sorry to hear that. Across the river, we still have hail in the yard, and we’re afraid what we would find when we got home early late this afternoon after a weekend up at the cabin, and our yard is quite the litter zone, and my rhubarb. Well, I’ll pick and freeze like mad. Should I tell you that after a similar storm a decade ago, we were without power for 5 days? I know all about keeping the stuff in a deep freezer safe…

    Comment by Susan — June 11, 2017 @ 9:58 pm

  4. I have a head lamp that is for running at night. I also use it for knitting when the power is out or I just need extra light while knitting!

    Comment by Carolyn E. — June 12, 2017 @ 7:05 am

  5. We were once without power for TEN DAYS from a summer thunderstorm. We had a small child at the time. I sure could have used those headlamps but I don’t think they were widely available at the time. Glad your experience was more short-lived! Chloe

    Comment by Chloe — June 12, 2017 @ 9:07 am

  6. I have a head lamp from restoration hardware and a crank radio/flashlite/cellphone charger. I also moved to FL to avoid those sudden hail and snow storms. Good luck.

    Comment by Robin F — June 12, 2017 @ 2:27 pm

  7. I have a set of CraftOptic magnifying glasses which I use for needlepoint. Probably too much concentrated magnification for knitting but I’ll try them next time we have a power outage. And FWIW I am ALWAYS delighted to see trucks and workmen!

    Comment by Pru (tigermum) — June 12, 2017 @ 3:18 pm

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