Friday, December 01, 2006

A teeny tiny rant

I was supposed to volunteer at the Old Courthouse last night for a candlelight tour. An ice storm was forecast, but that morning I got the following note from the ranger [his typos, not mine]:

"Through Ran, Sleet or Snow!!!! The candlelight Tour will still go on! For all of you planning to attend the candlelight tour Thursday night from 5:00 to 10:00PM. The doors of the Old Courthouse will remaion open, no matter what the weather is doing outside.. Please drive carefully."

So I get all dolled up, corset, 1806 garb, and everything. In the middle of an ice storm mind you. I risk my neck on the roads to get down there, climb the icy stone steps and find out that the courthouse is closed due to bad weather. WTF!!!

Knowing that I was going to be down there for 5+ hours, I had picked out a semi-period appropriate knitting project to work on: the Princess Royal scarf in black and turqoise.

I had made it once out of Blue Sky alpaca & silk in very pale pink and blue, but it was in a modern weight yarn. The original calls for fingering weight or finer.

Since our power and phone are out due to the storm, I have something new to work on while snuggled in front of the fireplace. It's knitting up very quickly because there isn't much else to do, but I'm not looking forward to making 16 pompoms.

On the plus side, I had my very first snow day in sixteen years of teaching. Jesuits never take a day off, but community colleges have nothing but non-resident students and staff. Hope everyone is surviving the ice safely.


Larry said...

Hi, Deborah. I just noticed a trackback from your blog at mine, so I wandered over here and have been reading your posts. Some nicely thoughtful writing! I liked the "I'm A Little Girl" post!

Lucinda said...

How annoying that you made that trip for nothing, in that weather. Grrrr. I'm not fond of driving on bad roads even in my comfy, modern clothes.

I didn't get a snow day, but I did manage to work from home while my kids had a snow day.