12 October 2006

Goddamm!

Winter is icumen in,
Lhude sing Goddamm,
Raineth drop and staineth slop,
And how the wind doth ramm!
Sing: Goddamm.

Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us,
An ague hath my ham.
Freezeth river, turneth liver,
Damn you, sing: Goddamm.
Goddamm, Goddamm, 'tis why I am, Goddamm,

So 'gainst the winter's balm.
Sing goddamm, damm, sing Goddamm,
Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.
- Ezra Pound


And thus went most of last night. Before the rains came, it was a fairly busy work night. A major surgery & a couple of critical things came in while the phone was ringing incessantly and several minor cases arrived. Once the rain and wind started in, though, I was able to get through my paperwork and settle down for a bit of knitting.

The wind and the rain steadily increased in intensity through the night. Eventually it turned into an electrical storm, there was a loud clap of thunder, and then....

Well, it was a good thing our backup generator is serviced regularly, because it was kind of difficult to work on this in the dark:

101206Sock_of_doom

It's round 2 of Sock Wars. I got the color change issues sorted out, and it's been moving along quite well. I had to stop for a bit because my hand's complaining, but we'll see how far I can get before my own socks arrive. Last I heard, they were finished but not mailed.

3 comments:

Sean said...

At least it's not snowing there yet! We've had flurries for two days here in MN. I'm not ready!

Ted said...

We had a few flurries here today, but they're not staying. And yesterday was a rainstorm from hell. And the power was out when a tree fell over and took out lines -- 3000 homes and businesses with no power.

Nice sock.

Chris said...

The suspense! Will you get those socks out before you receive the killing socks of doom??