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Comment by Mary Moore on October 10, 2019 at 12:05am

We knew a couple of days in advance.  But the stores are runniing out of emergency supplies, and some businesses just close, schools too.  There are shelters with generators in some towns.  We offered to plug in a small freezer for a friend.  We can only do so much with our generator/solar combination.

Comment by Riana Noyes on October 9, 2019 at 9:53pm

Mary, we have power outages here when there's an ice storm ( power lines come down due to ice or broken tree limbs). We have a fireplace, a generator, and most importantly a treadle sewing machine! 

Linda, l think they must have to phone those with medical aids so they can arrange for something...a generator or battery backup, for instance. As well, gas stations would not be able to there must be a warning issued by radio, tv, and social media.

Comment by Riana Noyes on October 9, 2019 at 9:46pm

I do the same with batting them to 15 x5 if not big enough for swiffer, Elizabeth. Plus l also use them for dusting furniture . But my home has carpet too, so l have to get out the vacuum, especially with 2 cats. Right now a lot of leaves are getting into the house. Our little dog doesn't shed, but she's fuzzy, and having short legs, seems to pick up dry leaves, then brings them in,lol. Others just seem to blow in any time door gets openned.

Comment by Linda Koller on October 9, 2019 at 3:47pm

What a clever idea Elizabeth! I use all my scraps sewn together to make kennel quilts. However, I may take some to make swiffer mop pads. Will save some money.

Wow Mary. I'm surprised they would turn off banks, medical facilities, etc. What do older folks with electrical medical equipment at home do?

Comment by Mary Moore on October 9, 2019 at 12:57pm

The Electric company has turned off power to over 800,000 homes , businesses, and everyone here in  N. Calif. for the next day and a half because of high winds and low humidity.  The Paradise fire last fall was caused by a down power pole. It is nice to be off-grid today, I'm surprised my internet is working. I was thinking about alarms, banks, and older prisons.  My son sells large generators to big casinos and hospitals-his job is secure.  He is feeling sorry for small grocery stores and surgery centers who will be in trouble today.  At least it isn't a summer hot day.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on October 9, 2019 at 12:51pm

No fun! Riana.  Do you know I cut batting into Swiffer and duster sizes for my friends.  I wanted to spruce up the condo between cleanings and I used batting for dusters, even with water.  I only use them once but I have strings of batting about 5 inches wide that I don't recycle into a scrap batting and my friends like to have them.

Comment by Riana Noyes on October 9, 2019 at 12:40pm
  1. I need to set aside a day for cleaning , sigh.( frown face).
Comment by Riana Noyes on October 9, 2019 at 12:39pm

Elizabeth, that quilt is lovely in it's fall colours. If it's a QOV, why isn't it rwb or red/ wht?

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on October 9, 2019 at 12:38pm

Thank you, Kris.

Comment by Mary Moore on October 9, 2019 at 12:34pm

I made a quilted jacket with African prints and and Indonesian Batik elephant on the back.  Moths have gotten to the wool cuffs.  Wear it anyway.

Prints Charming is a cute name.


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