Saturday, February 9, 2013

Finding NEMO Pine Bush Here We Come!

The Super Storm Nemo (SSN) Log
February 8, 2013

I figure that the TV people are going to drive us crazy with their running commentary and speculation today about the storm.  So, I decided to document the day myself.

Thatdog had another restless night and that meant so did we.  I let him out at 3:15 a.m.  There was nothing going on with SSN at that time.
Rico up again at about 6:15.  Raining steady, no wind.  Dog made believe he wanted to out, but once he saw the rain, he changed his mind quite quickly.

At around 6:30 a.m. or so

I put the tea kettle on, came into the den and got caught up with browsing Ravelry patterns.  I have decided to attempt "The Wonderful Wallaby" by Cottage Creations.  Over 6000 others have made it, maybe I can too.

 I have read the pattern many times before, decided it was too complicated, have gotten discouraged and never even attempted a cast on.
Today, while waiting for SSN to arrive,  might just be the perfect day to concentrate on the instructions and at least get through the 1x1 ribbing.
While I was immersed in checking out the photos of the other Wallabies and seeking helpful hints, I forgot about the tea kettle.  Actually, I don't think it whistled.  Perhaps that might have something to do with the change in the atmospheric pressure, you know with SSN on its way and all. I'm sure it probably affected the whistles of all of the tea pots in the area.  Okay, maybe I just didn't hear it.
Anyway, when I panically remembered that I forgot, the kettle that is, I rushed in and of course all of the water had boiled away.  So I refilled, and waited this time.
As I was pouring my tea, for some reason, and I'm sure this had to do with my distraction due to my heightened anticipation of the arrival of SSN, I held the hot, very hot, double boiled hot, tea pot next to my body.  Since I had on my super thick, plush, 20 year old, fleece robe, I didn't feel a thing.  But, now I have two holes in my favorite robe.

Now off to actually have my tea.  It's 7:52 a.m.  Ross is still in bed, watching the weather. <sigh>
See, we had plans to go away for the weekend.  We were going to go to a jewelry auction in Pine Bush New York.  It will take us about 2-1/2 hours to get there.

We wanted to try this B&B in town.  It is called Pine Bush House Bed and Breakfast.

I wonder why they don't have a winter photo, hmm...

Apparently, though,  Pine Bush may be getting more than a few inches of snow between today and tomorrow.
Ross still thinks we can go.  That's why he is obsessed with the weather.  We'll see what tomorrow brings.

It's 9:00 now.  I am dressed and heading out to go to Curves. It's still only raining.


On the way home from Curves
Neither the Road or the Bridge are Freezing Yet

Noon now.  It seems to be raining a little harder now.  The wind is gusting a little also.  The temperature remains the same.
Ross went out to get some food.  He has the app on his phone so that he can keep right up to the minute with the storm :)

We pretty much spent the rest of the day doing what we do.  I started the Wallaby.  Ross spent time with eBay.  It rained steady and hard all day.
7:00 p.m.
At around 7:00 p.m. I noticed that nothing was going on, weather wise that is.    It wasn't raining, no wind.  In fact it was eerily quiet. is still predicting that it isn't over yet and that we are still going to get snow.Good thing I went out on Thursday to get heavy duty, fur lined, snow boots.

I posted this picture on face book and Jodi noticed that I was wearing Target PJ's, because she has the exact same pair.

We are watching the Netflix Original Series "House of Cards"  There are thirteen episodes, each about 50 minutes long.  The plot is dirty Washington Politics.  It stars Kevin Spacey.
Here is a description of the plot From Netflix:

"Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Oscar® winner Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara (“American Horror Story”) and Corey Stoll (“Midnight in Paris”) costar in the first original series from David Fincher (“The Social Network”) and Beau Willimon (“The Ides of March”)."

We are up to episode 8.  Spacey is playing a pretty dastardly character.  I hate him.  The character, not Spacey.  I don't know Spacey.

So now it is 10:00 p.m. I checked one more time .

Yay! We found NEMO!
February 9, 2013
8:00 a.m.

Pine Bush here we come?


  1. TOO Funny! I loved this! Loved the narration, loved the photos, loved the suspense, loved the whole darn thing! Thanks for making me smile through the headache that is killing me!

    1. I am glad that my post made you smile. I hope your headache is better. I hate those things.

  2. I am sorry the storm stalled your plans to go away for the weekend. And that you burned a hole in your robe. I guess better the robe than you!

    I have knit a Wonderful Wallaby and it wasn't too difficult. There are a couple of bits where the instructions are iffy, but if you get stuck there is a Ravelry group for this pattern and they can help you out. Have fun!

    1. Thanks for the advice about the Ravelry Wallaby group. I think I am going to need it when I start the pouch. That’s the part I am a little confused about.