What Does One Do With ‘No Power, No Internet, No Heat’?

Not a lot!  The area where I live does get winter snow–4500′ in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. But this year we have had back to back to back storms.  Crazy, just like the rest of the country’s bizarre weather.

That said, I have not stamped since last Thursday!  In addition to no power/lights/heat in my stampin’ studio I run a blog for my community called MiWukAreaNews.com and I’ve been very busy keeping the community and the part-time residents who own cabins here, up to date on what’s happening.  There’s nothing like not knowing what’s happening to your home/vacation home-cabin when weather is out of control.  There have been trees and power lines down all over the area.  In our home we’re totally set up for exactly these conditions so we can sort of operate as usual.  Except for in my stampin’ studio.  And I was able to get internet by using the personal hotspot on my iPhone.

Lama/Lama Tamalin Rds
Example of “smaller” trees down in our area.  More of a mess than a damage causer.  No downed power lines.


Pump House-Lama Hisum Rd/Olo Win Trail
Pump House for our water district-Lama Hisum Rd/Olo Win Trail. The LARGE trunk of the tree is to the left of the pump house. Top of tree took down power lines and cable/internet to the community.


Hubby Russ clearing driveway
Hubby Russ clearing driveway with snow blower. We have a plow on the front of our CJ-7 Jeep but the snow was too deep and too wet for it.  Big job.  I worked on the driveway too but Russ didn’t take MY photo!


My Country Loft in middle background
My Country Loft in middle background. No power or heat out there.  It’s a separate building–garage and my loft.


Guy birthday card using Nailed It (143074-w; 143077-c)
Guy birthday card using Nailed It (143074-w; 143077-c) made by my downline Karen. Her sharing this card via text is the closest I’ve been to stamping in the last four days.


Isn’t it a fun card?  Karen used almost all of the products from the Nailed It Bundle and suite of products from the 2017 Occasions catalog.  The stamp set is available in either wood or clear mount.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow with something fresh and new from my stampin’ playroom.




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