Stoke the Fire the Snows A-Comin

I woke up this morning to a freezing house. Normally, the heater is running but not today because the electricity was off! Hmmmm….did DH wake me up to tell me it was SNOWING or did I just dream that? I wasn’t dreaming it. I decided a roaring fire in the fireplace was in order. I envisioned myself with a nice cup of coffee, my newly returned laptop on my lap and a bit of catch-up time on the computer until the electricity was restored. But alas, I quickly discovered that without electricity there is no internet connection and no way to make coffee! Three hours later the electricity returned.
If you look closely at my Pike Peak-less picture (the clouds are obscuring it) you will notice patches of white. That would be snow. The snow has already melted off the deck and trees. It is gone for today but this weekend the high country is supposed to get dumped on. This will probably be our first winter storm. Can you believe it?

I also wanted to give you a shot outside my dining room window of some aspen trees in their just-beginning-to-turn-gold state. In a few days I will post another shot of them in their golden glory.
My laptop is indeed home. The good news is that it is no longer the sluggish laptop I handed over to the technitian. The bad news is that they cleaned out my hard drive completely and I have to start over from scratch. Fortunately, DH put all my Word documents and pictures on a jumpdrive but neither one of us thought to back up my hundreds of “Favorites” I had saved. All my favorite knitting sites are gone, gone, gone as are all the fun knitting patterns I had been saving here and there. Oh bother! as Pooh would say……………………

In other news, Jane the Aussie Oz Knitter is starting a blog for first time Toe-Uppers. I quality. I’ve been wanting to knit socks toe-up for quite a while but have been too chicken to try. I think we are going to be knitting Knitty’s Widdershins pattern. Stay tuned for more information and come join us if you want to learn something new.

8 Comments on “Stoke the Fire the Snows A-Comin

  1. It’s way too early for the “S” word. A friend of mine still lives in the Denver area and she’s been saying that they’d been bandying about the term for the higher elevations.

    For emergencies such as making coffee without electricities, we have a generator. No one is keeping me away from my coffee.

  2. This is sure an early winter — even in Cali I am feeling it. Actually, I’m in Reno, Nevada and it is already cold here. And I think it is going to be a long one. I’m planning on knitting a lot!

    What a bummer about your patterns and all. I burned most of mine to a disk just in case. At least you can ask all your virtual friends to help you find them. 🙂

  3. bbrrr snow!!! Glad to hear you got your laptop back! Too bad about your favorites. You must have got some good knitting time in today!

  4. That fire looks very inviting. We’ve had a few cool mornings (in the 40’s), but no one is mentioning snow yet (thank goodness).

  5. i love the casting on of toe up socks!
    i wish we had snow! however since we are getting ready for the rosh hashanah service for 200, it is a good thing we dont have any!

  6. Snow? Already – wow. I’m still cruisin’ around in my shorts and sandles. That’s a whole lot of winter.

  7. I’m jealous. We have some cloud coverage in California…but no rain, and surely no snow. *sigh* You are a lucky duck!

  8. Ooo, now you’ve got me all excited! I’m so ready for it to (finally) be cold enough for the frigid rain to become SNOW (skiing, skating, sleding, YAY)
    As my astute 6 year old observed, “You can’t go out to play in the rain, but you can in the snow!”

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