Hello from a coffee shop… We have been in a big storm here on the central Oregon coast and have had no power for 2 days now. We were hoping to have power restored this afternoon, but so far no such luck. There is major flooding in parts of our local area, and lots and lots more rain in the forecast. Some of the wind gusts in the last couple days have been as high as 90 miles per hour and there is damage of various kinds throughout our town. On the way into town today we saw many trees snapped or fallen, a power line down, a business that had been hit by a fallen tree, and many patched roofs. Grateful our house is fine and dry, but we have had some mishaps in the yard. A newly built section of fence was blown to bits, a planter box was blown off the wall, and cold frame glass has been blown out all over the place. It seems like the winds are calming down at this point. Sure hoping so.
Obviously this puts a hamper on production in studio a la infusion. It’s hard not to be able to get any sewing done right now. We’ve been making the most of this time though, cleaning and rearranging the studio, cleaning house, early to bed… And with a camp stove and a little inverter we have been able to make coffee in the morning (big deal here! : ) and have warm dinners by the fireplace. Hope to be back up and running soon.
Update…Here is a video we found, taken just a few miles inland from us: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiRAQQgeA2w&feature=endscreen&NR=1 We have friends that live out this way. Really gives a sense of how major this storm has been.