All told, about two feet so far.
And it certainly caused a lot of headaches road wise on little old state Highway 66. We are allotted one state plow. When it's bad up here it often travels to help out on the Interstate 5 over the passes. Well, they'll just have to go fish (and so won't we!), because our designated plow is 30 feet down an embankment in Mill Creek where it will likely stay for a while. No injuries, but it went off at the beginning of the storm. That was just the start of a long day that included a jack-knifed big rig, a second Klamath Falls plow off the road, crashed tow trucks and numerous vehicles sliding into one another or off the road. Highway 66 was closed from 3:00 p.m. Friday until 3:00 a.m. Saturday when the jack-knifed tractor trailer was finally pulled up to a large turnout area. There it sits. Poor Gene got called out at 9:00 Friday morning (1st ODOT plow), and arrived back home a little before midnight. This is what his truck looked like yesterday morning. I wonder just how he got home quite frankly.
But yesterday dawned clear and beautiful.
For all the headaches a remote location provides, it also gives us breathtaking beauty.
A fair trade most times.
In other news, a little sewing has gone on. The chairs have been recovered and I'm happy with them.
It is certainly easy enough to do and change. One curtain has been completed and the other cut and awaiting hemming.
To stabilize the fabric I put fusible interfacing in the curtain header and also a strip in the lower hem. This is a very loosely woven fabric, which is why I like it, but it's heavy too and would stretch out at the top then hang uneven at the bottom. And it's hard to sew. Many of the warp and weft yarns have threads wrapped around them, giving texture and interest. The sewing needles hate this stuff. Friend and fabric/sewing guru Sandi suggested not using the Pfaff walking foot, and doing a long and narrow zig-zag stitch. Worked like a charm!
I had some fun making a set of four napkins.
I was able to go to both November and December's Swig & Stitch in Medford and this is one of the great little projects that was covered in November.
Oh, and the beer and food pairings are pretty dang good. It's usually a big rowdy group at the Medford S&S and Ginger from Women Enjoying Beer brings her amazing energy and sense of humor making for a thoroughly enjoyable two hours.
Christmas is now down to hours, and like every year, the fine folks at NORAD are taking on the task of tracking Santa. You can follow his progress too, right here. :)
But wait, there's more. Last week I got a call from my vet about a Jack Russell Terrier pup in need. Her family had to rehome her. A nice pup, well bred and just 9 months old, spayed, UTD on everything and known at the clinic. Could I, would I, should I? We all know the answer to that one don't we.
Meet Lucy, who is quickly learning how to be one of the pack.
And everyone, have a happy and safe holiday. Eat and be merry. Laugh lots and count blessings. Gosh knows, we have a number of "blessings" to be counted here and not just the four legged variety.
Parting shot: Oh, so you DO rest once in a while.