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Thursday, July 20, 2006

No more complaining -- well, only a little more

I realize this has been a rather miserable blog lately. With all of the nonsense going on around here, I haven't had much time for knitting. And now, thanks to other forces of nature, I haven't had much luck at blogging.

Yes, I have no electricity. I shouldn't say none -- my building, mercifully, is on a backup generator, so I have enough power to keep my fridge on and, if I'm lucky, maybe one flickering lightbulb. Most of my switches don't work, and you can forget about air conditioners and fans. Also, the outage killed my modem. This has been going on since Monday.

(If I can digress for a moment, this would NOT happen in Manhattan. If the power went out on Park Ave. from, say, 79th to 34th St., Con Ed would have fixed the problem lickety split. But an outer borough? It might take a full week, meaning some time Sunday or Monday. I'll be fine, but I feel terrible for my less fortunate neighbors, especially seniors and folks with kids. Some have seen all of their food spoil, and they can't buy anything else because all of the restaurants and markets are closed. As always, poorer families suffer most during a crisis.)

Since I can't charge my digicam and can't upload to my laptop, I thought I'd share a goofy cell phone pic instead.



I swear have good news to share very soon, and maybe even a finished object.

Oh, and you might want to check this out on Monday -- you may recognize someone.

35 Comments:

Blogger lowercasecarmen said...

ooh I watched the preview and how exciting!!! That's so cool, what a celeb. I think my sister had her picture in the local newspaper once right after she had pitched a baseball and she looked less than great. The facial expression was so brutish, but I suppose it captured the moment well..

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Skylar said...

Keep your head up sweetie pie. I am so looking forward to your finished object too. I started on Ms Marigold, using some Cotton Ease I had onhand in Pistachio. Not my fav color for this knit at first, but I think it's going to be super cute!

11:48 PM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

You look pretty fabulous for a lady with no air conditioning!
How horrible - you and your poor neighbours. And I hear the humidity has been intense this week.
I hope that they get things going sooner than the weekend for all of you.
In the meanwhile...this too shall pass.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Carrie said...

You are so allowed to complain. No electricity SUCKS. Now that I have internet at home...I can't live without it! I hope stuff gets better soon!

12:30 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I'm so sorry about your power outage! I hope the problem gets fixed soon. Don't worry about not having FO and knitting news. With all that's been going on with you I'm amazed you can still even post at all.

12:39 AM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

My family and I are now 60+ hours without our electricity either, and it will likely be Sunday before it is restored. So we are going out of town to visit the yucky in-laws. At least for once I am happy to see them.

I hope I get it back in time for the show!

7:56 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

So sorry about the lack of electricity! I'm sure the idea of knitting in the summer without A/C is not your idea of fun. Hope it all gets fixed soon -- can't wait to see the progress on the WIPs!

8:29 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

So sorry about your electricity!! It's so awful in the summer. At least in the winter you can bundle up!

I can't wait to see another FO from you. You have been a major inspiration in my using up my stash. I really NEED a Ms. Marigold!

How funny about the show! When I saw the commercial I actually looked at Isaac and said "I wonder if Carrie will be on TV"! I can't wait to check it out!

8:30 AM  
Anonymous yahaira said...

oh no! you should come here and hang out with me and my super duper a/c!

so this show? it's a comedy? or did I watch the wrong preview?

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Iraida said...

Yeah the out boroughs get treated like red headed step children. I can't wait to see an FO :)

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I'm sorry things are in such a state right now! Just remember, it's only temporary and things can only get better! See you this weekend!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Oh no! No electricity is no fun, especially with the weather being what it is. Things have got to get better for you.

I'm so watching that show on Monday.

9:55 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

ugh! you poor thing and poor queens too! it's ridiculous that con ed can't get on the electricity outage sooner. third world country comes to mind. i guess things are probably more palatable at work in manhattan, right? maybe you can just hang there?

can't wait to see this FO!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Kym said...

I saw the commercial for that- i forgot to ask you if you were going to be on it. Cool :)

Sorry about your electricity- that really sucks. Try to stay cool (and sane under the circumstances).

11:13 AM  
Blogger Sachi said...

Hehehe... Love that pic.

11:43 AM  
Blogger mayarn said...

No exectricity - what a bummer! You never realize how much rely on it till it's gone. I hope it gets resolved soon..

That's really exciting about the show! I'll have to remember to tune in - and tell my dad about it (he's an editor and journalism lecturer back in MI)...

12:09 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

The poor always suffer. I hate that part of society.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

So sucky...I hope the heat breaks soon. Use the time to take cool baths surrounded by lots of candles. (That assumes your building's generator has enough power to run the water pump...) Good luck!

12:51 PM  
Blogger michelleknits said...

i'm thinking of you! and please, don't even worry about posting and finishing. it will all come back. i'd love to see you soon -- what are you up to this weekend? or during the week...

6:33 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Oh bummer I hope you'll get your electricity back up soon!

7:52 PM  
Blogger mrspilkington said...

very sorry about the con ed situation, what a mess. sending cool waves...

cute pic!

9:54 PM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

No a/c in this heat. Hope all is well very soon. I think you have been doing pretty darn good at blogging especially since the leak in your ceiling and the noisy neighbor.LOL Makes for good topics sometimes and throw in a little knitting. Hugs!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I was thinking of you when I heard about the power outage and hoping you weren't one of the unlucky ones. I hope those dorks get it going again soon. How funny that you'll be on that show. I'll have to watch it now!

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

this power outrage is absolutely ridiculous. i'm really ticked off about it and i don't even live there. ConEdison's incompentence time and time again never ceases to astound me. you poor thing. . .

can't wait to see your fo, tho.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

It was really good to see you today--I'm glad you were able to make it, despite the chaos of no electricity. I hope it was back on when you got home.

10:41 PM  
Blogger KeanaLee said...

OH i can't wait to see it! that is so cool

9:45 PM  
Anonymous amanda said...

oh carrie this is terrible. i just can't understand the way this city works. sounds like the blackout problem is only going to get more widespread over time. con ed sucks.
i have my DVR set to tape Bravo tonight!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Saun said...

Power outages suck!

I don't have Bravo but hopefully I'll be able to see the episode on the internet somewhere. I would hate to miss it.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Kim Guzman said...

I saw you! I saw you! Working so hard! :-) And, it can be downloaded from iTunes. Woo hoo!

9:33 PM  
Anonymous amanda said...

I watched Tabloid Wars last night and I really enjoyed it!! I love how your desk is next to that guy they show all the time! which one is your boyfriend?

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Veronica said...

I watched Tabloid Wars last night and I saw you, I saw you, I saw you. You looked great.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Katie said...

Darn it, I missed your show! What on eart was I doing that could have been more important than that? Nothing, I'm sure. I hope your power comes back soon. And yes, here in Manhattan, the ONLY time I've lost power in 9 years was during THE blackout.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Oh shoot, I missed your show last night. I hope you got your power back and were able to watch it!

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

ugh! no air is not a prety thing... it has been around a hundred degrees here lately and that is just too much! On a much cooler note (tee hee) I saw you on TV, how cool is that!!!

6:57 PM  
Blogger Cathi said...

I totally saw you, you famous girl! I hope things are better in your new place!

5:55 PM  

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