Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas gifts and island wide blackout

Well, we had another island wide power outage. We were having thunder storms. Then the power went out. Hawaiian Electric still doesn't know exactly what caused the outage. The whole island went down last night at around 6:30 pm. We got back our power at about 12 noon today. That meant that we were without power for about 18 hours! There are still people who don't have power! (It's about 24 hours now.) We ended up tossing some food from our refrigerator. Luckily, I had purchased a butane burner a few years ago. This was only the second time we used it. The last time was when a large earthquake rocked the big island two years ago. The weather forecast is for more thunder and lightening storms for the rest of this weekend. I hope the power stays on.

Now for a few of the gifts I made for Christmas. I made a sewing machine cover for my mother, that I forgot to take a picture of. It was green on the outside w
ith salmon colored lining and salmon colored piping.

Anyway, pictured is the fleece scarf and hat I made for my no. 1 daughter in her favorite color. She loved it. I was surprised that it was so easy. She is attending college in Oregon and got delayed in Portland because of the snow storm! She had to spend the night at the airport with some other students from Hawaii. So much excitement!

Hope your day is going well with no power outages!


K and S said...

exciting indeed! glad to hear you got your power back, Happy Holidays!

MouseChirpy said...

Wasn't that fun??? LOL Our power came on at 5:30am the next day so we didn't lose any food. It just so happened that I had a hankering for Japanese food that night and I had finally convinced my family that we should go out and eat. As we were pulling up to the shopping center, everything went black. Thank goodness it happened before we got out of the car because it was raining something fierce. We went home and had ham sandwiches. Sigh.
The scarf set looks very pretty and I'm sure your daughter appreciated having it even more when she had to spend the night at the airport.

Suze said...

Thanks Kat.

Letty, I hope you got to eat your Japanese food since the outage.