by Rita Squier
This morning we awoke to no electricity. It was about 2 degrees fahrenheit outside and a lovely 51 degrees inside. Luckily my painting table is near two windows and the sun was shining brightly and reflecting quite well off the snow outside. I was able to finish up a little painting I am donating to a charity auction. The deadline for mailing out the painting is Wednesday and I was planning on getting it out into the mail today, Monday. I am really good at procrastination. The painting is complete, packaged and ready to be taken to the post office. No power, no electricity and I can still paint!
Of course, after I painted for a little while it really started to feel rather cold. So, I came up with a brilliant idea ... oiling and polishing furniture and woodwork. The movement and concentration reduced a lot of whining because it is very cold. Then finally around 11:30 am, 6 hours and 45 minutes later, we regained power. Hot cocoa, hot oatmeal, furnace turned up and a quick check of our Etsy shop, emails and a blog post ... then it will be back to dusting and polishing. May as well get it done and the place will look great and will be ready for holiday decorations.