Today was another day of no electricity. They shut it off at 8am just as I was finishing up a batch of rice pudding on the stove.
For someone whose job depends on computers, having no electricity is challenging. I spent the day getting a few odd jobs done. I organized some fabric. I paid bills. I did a little tidying around the house. I took the new quilt batting roll upstairs and tidied up there. I loaded a backing for this quilt onto the frame.
I was a busy girl…but bored. I finally caved in and went to town and did some errands. I was to the bank and of course, to my local thrift stores. I bought a bag of sewing junk for $2 and got a bunch of pins, velcro and some lace…I was happy with the find. I found some cotton sheets for charity quilt backs too.
I came home about two hours later to a house FILLED with smoke and all of the smoke alarms in the house were wildly beeping.
Remember that rice pudding I made. I never turned off the burner…the electricity went out but I never turned off the burner and I had left the pudding to cool on the burner.
I don’t know how soon the electricity came on after I left. I just know that I came home at a good time. There was no fire…just smoke and thankfully I had left Ruby outside when I left.
All is well. The house still smells a little smokey but we are all safe and that’s all that matters.