Sunday, August 28, 2011

Goodnight Irene

Irene has been downgraded to a tropical storm but she’s still packing a punch and giving us a good whipping, even here 40 miles from the NH coast.  

My lights have flickered on and off twice and I’ve decided to turn off my sewing machine after a morning of playing around with some new designs.  It’s a good idea to always have your machine hooked up to a surge suppressor, especially if it’s a computerized model.  You should also read the warranty that came with your machine.  You’ll find that most of the warranties only cover  the electronics for five years!  I don’t think that’s a very long time when I’ve had my Viking 6570 for over 30 years.  It’s probably the most expensive item to repair also.

Not sure how much longer I’ll have power because in the last half hour, we’ve had some pretty big gusts and it’s the noise that was the scariest part—sounds like a locomotive roaring by. 

So I’ll say “Goodnight and good riddance” to Irene now, in case I’m offline for the next couple of days!


  1. We lost our power this morning and my husband said he saw the power lines down, when he went out. Like that in most of RI. We have the generator running, so we have power for the important things, but unplugged my machine for the day. Now I am hoping my poor garden can take the beating it is getting, we still have lots coming in.


  2. Do stay safe. This storm has left soooo many without electricity.

  3. I hope you are doing well after Irene. So much damage was done, and in places where they were not really expecting it.


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