I’m okay, but not fully okay. Southeast Texas is NOT built for this kind of cold. It was 32º when I woke up, now 29º with icy rain off and on. Inside, with both central heat and a space heater, it is barely 59º and I seriously feel the cold coming up through the floor. (Life in an older mobile home, eh?) As I said on Facebook, I’m wearing so many layers I feel like a wedding cake, but not as good-looking. hahaha.
As long as the power doesn’t go out I can survive, but I am seriously cold and can’t really work — dipping wet yarns into wet dyes doesn’t work with multiple long sleeves.
And I’ve gotten several emails from the utility companies telling me how to conserve energy and resources. Knowing that our power grid is not what it should be, I don’t want to be caught mid-dyeing in case the power goes out.
So, until it gets warmer and stays warmer I’m not working. Hopefully by Wednesday I can at least start reskeining the BRS yarns already dyed and get them ready to ship before the weekend.
I also have two custom jobs that need to get done this week, so that’s what I’m dyeing first when I can start working again.
Until then, I’m just bundling up and trying to stay warm. 🙂