Sunday, 13 March 2016
We knew the storm was coming. I just hoped the power would stay on so I could work on my Grandma blog, with which I am obsessed. I so wanted to get to the end of the series of posts today from her old photo albums.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
837 AM PDT SUN MAR 13 2016
…HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING…
* TIMING…THE STORM IS MOVING FASTER AND WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
BEGIN RISING SOONER…AROUND MID MORNING. THE STRONGEST WINDS
ARE NOW EXPECTED DURING THE LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY
The wind did indeed roar, with 66 mph gusts in Ocean Park (on our little Peninsula north of Astoria), 87 mph in Naselle, and with the power out from Ocean Park to Oysterville. Our power stayed on and I kept blogging, along with a long tech call to Dotster to find out why my ancient website had disappeared. (Verification email had been sent to ancient address even though all the sales pitch and billing emails find me at my current address.) I had to spend some time on customer support with a pleasant fellow with an Indian accent, and it was most enjoyable and beautiful to listen to, even in the very few moments when I had to ask him to repeat something. I gave him top rating in the customer survey that followed the successful call. (And the website is back up.)
At four, the wind began to die, the sun came out, and I took a few garden photos.
Even though I “don’t do heathers”, I like that one in a pot because it looks like a little conifer. Then back to blogging. I was so busy I missed a rainbow.
At 6, I had actually reached a point where I could have been satisfied to stop for the day. As prearranged, we met our friend J9 for dinner at Salt.
Home again, I thought of a more complete ending for the last entry of the Grandma photo album posts, and added it, and now I have all the scrapbook and photo album posts set to publish once a week through next fall. Because I am eager to get them out into the world, I will probably post them much more often than once a week. At least the tribute is now ready to go (somewhat unproofread and untidied) with or without me, for all two of my Grandma blog followers. It is a sense of accomplishment indeed. I’ve been focused on the project to the detriment of reading books and my favourite blogs, and of having civil household conversation (“Please don’t talk to me right now!!“), so I am sure we are all relieved to have it more or less done, even the cats (as I have not been providing much lap time).
Tomorrow: Two tests, including the answer to the interesting question of Am I claustrophobic, which should be answered by having an MRI. I’ve seen it on Dr. House, so I’m only a little bit anxious. I kind of want to tell them that if I am losing my marbles for real, I don’t want to know about it. Then I hope to have a nice meal in Astoria to make the trip more fun.
Here’s a preview photo from the Grandma blog:
Ginger’s Garden Diaries
from my mother’s diaries of two decades ago
1998 (age 73):
March 13: 12:00-4:30 The best day’s work so far. I finished potting the DG perennials then I started taking the dahlias out of the bags. I spread them out into low boxes with peat moss. I only got about half done so will continue to work in it tomorrow to finish.
Then it’s time to start some of my seeds—next week.