Mikie has been busy hanging lights and now we are extremely festive here at the Willow Wonderland!
The Honda EU2000i portable gasoline-powered generator is a marvel of engineering.
It’s deadly quiet and smooth. If you need more power you can chain two of them together using a special accessory from Honda. It’s not cheap to purchase—the MSRP is $1079.95—but you are paying for quality here. It is the most fuel-efficient portable generator that I have seen.
As I write this it is 19:50 on Friday, 2008-09-12.
We are already getting very prominent gusts of wind. The eye of hurricane Ike hasn’t even made landfall yet. I think we are in for a very interesting evening. During the last 20 minutes before writing this post, I was sitting on the front porch of the house (facing South). During that period of time I heard three transformers blow. I would not be surprised to lose power any time now.
This is the first chance I’ve had to sit down for a bit. Mikie and I have spent the entire day getting the house ready for Hurricane Ike. Looks like it could be really bad. I’ve got the windows boarded up. Still need to police the yard to safely stow light objects. I’m keeping some spare lumber and battery-operated power tools and fasteners in the house with us in case we need to make emergency repairs during the night.
I’ll continue to post updates so long as we have power/Internet. If you click on the picture you can view the Flickr photoset.
The pea-hen that Mikie rescued years ago has left today for a new home in Ochelata, OK. She is a wonderful bird and I hope she really likes her new home. She has been adopted by Nolan and Martha Carter. Martha worked with us as a translator for many years. They have a nice spread of property in OK. Martha’s other critters include several Llamas and some Banty chickens.
If you somehow manage to accidentally turn on the child lock light on your Kitchenaid dishwasher, press and hold the Energy Saver Dry button for at least five seconds.