Busy 2 days
The last 2 days have been a bit unusual, but all in a good way. I didn't do my normal Monday and Tuesday things but I feel like I did a lot.
I made a 3rd type of bread and it was another success! I forgot to take a photo but I need to make more today and will get a photo of the new one. I think I'm about to gain 20 pounds with all this new bread but it's going to be really tasty.
The first thing that happened was getting Chris' truck towed. You might wonder why we would bother with a truck that's 30 years old. Well, we need a truck for hauling trash, taking the kayaks to the lake and other things for country life. If we can get it fixed for less than 5k it will be a bargain compared to the cost of a new/used truck.
I don't know why, but it's always a little sad seeing a vehicle towed. We've had this truck for most of our marriage!
We had friends coming in Monday afternoon from Nebraska and Arkansas so we killed some time putting up this address sign that my brother made for me. Because of the placement of the mailboxes, people often get confused about which of 3 houses is ours. This should fix that situation. It's a big darned sign!
Then Lawrence and Damien arrived. They are in town to go deep sea fishing with Chris at the Outer Banks but we had Monday evening and Tuesday morning together. Lawrence is a hunting friend that Chris visits in Nebraska every November. I had not seen him since he visited us in 2001! Damien is his son, who I have never met. We had a wonderful dinner and visit and it was nice to have our routine broken. Damien is a really nice and interesting young man who serves in the Air Force. His said that his son was not happy that Dad got to go fishing but he had to go to school.
In my last dyeing session I got some veterans quilt backs dyed so yesterday afternoon I was able to load a couple of veterans quilts. I think I picked up 9 from the last meeting to get quilted. I didn't get very far because my hands were a little sore from my visit to the chiropractor yesterday. I knew when I went to the chiropractor that I needed my wrists and hands adjusted and I certainly did! She has really helped me with my hand problems from crocheting and I've responded to that by crocheting even more. I'm better today and will be able to do some quilting and crochet today after my other chores.
The last thing I worked on last night was cutting out and organizing the papers for the border of my quilt. I determined that I need to dye 6 more yards of the dark red and 2 of the gold and then I can cut out all of the pieces. I will get those fabrics dyed today.
I think I need to sit down for a minute and make some lists of things I need to get done this weekend but also a list of the things I want to get done over the next few months. I feel like there's a lot of partial lists rolling around in my head and I feel kind of disorganized. You know that I hate that!
9/21/2022 11:16:36 am
I'm glad you found something to help your hands and fingers! I would keep the truck too - they cost so much now it is ridiculous
9/21/2022 06:02:25 pm
That truck does NOT look 30 years old!! If it's at all fixable it's certainly worth doing.
9/22/2022 08:11:08 am
I think the truck my brother is fixing is even older. Dad was a mechanic, and my brother helped him. Later he was a mechanic in the Air Force so he knows what he is doing.
9/22/2022 08:25:55 pm
I understand on the truck... my 25 yr old Pick up is still moving and shaking ... so much cheaper than new!!!
9/23/2022 08:26:46 am
The body of that truck looks to be in great shape. With a 30 year old truck you don't have all that computer stuff so it ought to be easier to fix. One of these days it is going to be hard to find someone who can work on older trucks.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.