We have electricity! It came on after dinner last night. I have been busy re-stocking the fridge, doing laundry and dishes. My goodness, I have never been so happy to do chores! I woke up excited about running the garbage disposal! Still, though, we do not have Internet, so I'm at the library right now. The kids went back to school yesterday after 3 days off. Some schools went back Tuesday while still in the dark.
Let me first say, that I really feel for the people truly effected by Hurricane Ike (and Katrina, and Rita, and Gustav....etc). We have a home, we had water, we had stores, gas, ice within driving distance (after the first two days). Still, I am very glad to have electricity again.
I actually have been doing very little crocheting. I did work on a baby afghan and finished a hat. I'll have to do sneak peeks when I get the chance. Really, I spent much of the time reading and trying to occupy the kids. They re-discovered toys, games and books. (imagine that.)
Thanks for hanging in there with me. I'll post again as soon as I can. In the meantime, send me a comment bringing me "up to speed" on what has been going on in your crochet world!