Monday, September 20, 2021

Monday musings

It’s Monday! Monday = Bells! 

I love ringing so much! 

I finished a shawl this afternoon. I need to make one more Yoda… I’ll start it tomorrow. 😁

#1 and Yellow Rose are moving to another apartment in 3 weeks. A 2 bedroom. Larger, more spacious, first floor, and in the building next door. They are very excited! They considered buying a house, but the inventory is lacking and the prices are inflated… and they don’t know how much longer they’ll be in Texas. 

Bible study tomorrow morning and tomorrow night! I’m presenting on Mary Magdalene tomorrow night. I’d best get my act together, huh?  

Friday, September 17, 2021

Gray Day

Today is a gray day. I’m staying in. 

I’ve finished the laundry. I should vacuum. I think I’m going to spend the day crocheting, instead. Doesn’t that sound far more enjoyable? I’m in the process of making a shawl for a friend. I started a blanket, but the shawl needs to get finished first. 

It’s a lovely purple color in a yarn I love - that, of course, has been discontinued. So be it! I’ll just have to use what I have and go find something else. I’m sure I can find something wonderful to work with! 🀣

Monday, September 13, 2021

Too Fast!

 Our visit with #1 and Yellow Rose went way too fast! We got to spend Friday with LLB and her beau. We had a great time - brunch, cupcakes, coffee, and her cats! What more could we want?

We left there and headed to a neighborhood party. More fun and food! 

Saturday was a quiet day at home - which after Friday’s excitement, was definitely needed. 

Sunday brought LLB back home and long time family friends in for a visit. Sunday also brought the invoices for the plumbing crises last week. Yep… there will be no more spending for a while. It was a very expensive week! That said, we are blessed to have saved for a rainy day such as this, so we are able to simply write the check. Not that it isn’t painful to see all those hard earned pennies leave the bank account, it is… but running water is important. πŸš½πŸšΏπŸš°πŸ›πŸ§Ί

This morning, it was back to the grind with a very early trip to the airport, laundry, and general cleaning up. They left us and headed to Florida for a quick vacation on the beach. 

Tonight brought us our first Brava Community Bell Choir rehearsal of the fall. It really is the fastest hour of the week! I do love it so much! Mr did great, too! 

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Today is the day!

#1 and Yellow Rose will be here tonight! I’m so incredibly excited!

The ducts were cleaned.  The water heater at Gram’s was fixed. The mosquito curtains are finally here and are up on the porch. All that’s left is a little vacuuming. 

It looks like we will be meeting up with old friends on Saturday. I’ve got a pork ready to cook! 

Such fun times and blessings are ahead! 

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Scarves and mittens

I needed a break, so I decided to do some easy things. The pencil scarf is simply adorable! The creamy set is a silk blend - oh so yummy! 

Monday, September 06, 2021

Goes into.. goes out of…

Water goes in and water goes out… that’s how it is supposed to work. Last week the “goes into” wasn’t right… so we ended up with a new well pump. Yep… not looking forward to that bill. 

While they were here, they thought my “goes out of” was fine. Somehow in the back of my mind, I knew something was “off”. Note: always trust your gut. Well, fast forward to party preparations on Saturday morning… and the toilet wasn’t “going out” like it should. As a matter of fact, it was going out in the guest room shower. This, my friends, is not a good thing. Thus, party canceled. You cannot tell your guests to “find a tree”. 

Today, the sweetest drain cleaner on the planet - Monica - arrived and fixed the “goes out of”! She checked everything. The septic is good. The drain lines are clear. Please note, if you stay over, you’ll be asked to double or triple flush to ensure that your “goes out of” exits all the way from the far end of the house to the septic tank. You’ll be asked to take long showers, brush your teeth for as long as you need to with the water running, and to wash your hands for a full minute or more. It’s a long run from one end of the house to another and with no laundry running over there, there’s not a whole lot to push your “goes out of” out of the pipes. 

Just when you think you’re all set, you’re not. We needed to clean the shower… and we discovered no hot water over there on the far side.   The plumber has been notified and I am assured that we will have hot water by the time #1 and Yellow Rose arrive for their visit on Thursday. 

You remember the mouse from a few posts back? Yeah… well we caught the rest of his family… and the duct cleaner is arriving on Wednesday. One cannot be breathing mouse poo remnants! 

Oh, and one more thing. The chlorine feeder lid had a part blow off during Ida’s visit… new lid ordered and replaced. That was a cheap fix - $18. 

We have also had to deal with 5 fallen trees in the last 4 weeks. We cut them up enough to get them out of the way. Once it cools down, those trees will become firewood - which we always need, but really? At this point, we could use a little break. 

It’s been a very busy, rough, poop filled, and expensive couple of weeks. Let’s hope this is the last of the “disasters” for a while. 

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Rocking it!

The rocking chairs arrived and I put them together… during the hurricane. Yes, I do live large! Once I got the first one together, the rest were easy. I will admit that they are easy, but it’s still a lot of work. Getting them together is cool, but dealing with the boxes and the packing material (times 4) is exhausting! 

We are very pleased with them! We sat outside on them for a brief moment when the rain was stopped and the wind hadn’t started yet. The wind is gusting to 25mph and the rain is off and on… it will be on most of the night - or until Ida blows herself out of here.