Friday, September 26, 2008

September Page Started


As the month draws to a close, here I am, sewing down those first beads, getting the page underway.  As usual, there were a lot more events and particularly more work, than I anticipated. Last weekend, there was a huge power failure and accompanying power surge here, and this is what happened to the surge protector in my studio. There was a lot of toxic smoke but no fire, and, amazingly, all the things plugged in - stereo, TV, lamps, computer, all still work fine.  The smell is still very much with me, despite all the scrubbing and cleaning, but diminishes all the time.  I work with a sweater on and the windows open these days!  Anyway, my work got finished, my deadlines are all met, and now... I can begin my September page.  I'll post my progress as I go.

7 comments:

abeadlady said...

Sure am glad it wasn't worse, Lois.

Arline

Celticat said...

WOW!
Actually, that's what a surge protector is for - I'm glad you had everything plugged into it. WHEW!
-That Celticat Chick

nologic said...

That is scary. I am glad you were home when it happened and things were not worse. I hope the smell leaves soon.

heidibeads said...

Thank goodness it wasn't worse! I'm so glad for you. Hope it's not too cold for you with the windows open.

KrispiS said...

I am thankful that you are safe.... and that the surge protector was on the job! That's what they are for, but luckily we usually don't see that. Thanks for sharing your unfortunate experience and keeping us all grounded and using our surge protectors. I am a quilter and we often have people tell us that they don't think they need it even with a computerized sewing machine. May I use your photo of your surge protector to pass along to my quilt guild?

Robin said...

Akkkkk! Looks like a war victim... Good that you aren't taking chances with the smell. Better to wear a sweater and breath fresh air. Looking forward to September, Lois!

Robin A.

freebird said...

Oh my, that is giving us a really good excuse for getting a little behind on beading! Even if that's what the protector is supposed to do, I now have to wonder why more homes don't end up in flames.