Monday, April 3, 2017

Tuesday, Drum Roll Please!!!!!

     I am going to pay off Sears today!  Yes, yes I am.  How's that for hard work and skimping?  Now, it is  onto new tires for my car as they are bald, and then I am going to hit that very obnoxious Studio lock loan.  That bugger will be zapped soon, I tell you.  That is as far as my plans go.  Just continue to make regular monthly payments on debts and attack one loan at a time.

     It was beautiful yesterday and I spent many hours in the yard.  Between customers and prom dresses that is....  I did my daily quota in the shop and I took in more work.  Prom dresses with lots of bead and sequin work are a pain.  I had one refitting today of a dress that needed to come up in the shoulders, so I had to remove the sleeves, and there were beads everywhere.  The sleeve holes had to be cut down and now I have to replace the sleeves.  I think I will hand baste due to all the beads.  Also have a refit tomorrow of a beaded top.

      Mom made hub's a sandwich in the late afternoon so I got out of making dinner last night.  Yeah.  Won't be so lucky today.

     Have to get mom to make more cookies as I have to run some to the salvation army soup kitchen some time today.  It is my turn and I forgot about it.  Too busy shoveling rock.

     It is very nice again today so as soon as I get my quota done in the shop and get mom's cookie ingredients lined out I am going outside.  I am cleaning the rock out of the garden area now and it is very time consuming.  I have to dig down at least a foot to expose all the rock that was thrown out of the drains.   At least it isn't wet.

     We had a wind come up and take our patio umbrella for a sail, but it landed in such a way that it shattered our patio table.  It was such a mess.  I could not believe  how small the slivers of glass were.  I made Hub's clean it up.  He asked me what I wanted for our anniversary and I said a new patio table I guess.  So much better than a diamond.  Right?

    I had a girl friend bring over her late motherinlaws sewing machine in its cabinet.  The cabinet need to be refinished on top.  (good job for Hubs).  I will remove the machine, but I love the cabinet.
Then she also brought over a small dresser that is narrow and tall.  It is full of sewing supplies.  I don't have time to go through it right now, but I am excited to see what I find.  It also needs repainting.  It is a project for another day.

     Will make a stir fry for dinner. Can't wait to get out in the sun again.

Have a great and productive day.

Kim     

    

15 comments:

  1. We gave up on umbrellas on patio tables. The exact thing happened to us and we bought a new table. Then a few weeks later, a gust of wind took the new table (with unbrella) airborne and smashed it into a sliding glass door, shattering it to smithereens. That was the end of any umbrellas on a table!

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    1. That is a thought. We have lost umbrellas this is our first table, haven't thought about the glass.

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  2. PS Smashed the sliding glass door, that is. $200 to replace the glass.

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  3. We finally got a tile top table for the umbrella. It is much heavier and does not tip easily. I also have a cast iron stand that holds the umbrella beneath the table that helps during the winds. But most importantly I have learned to take the blooming thing down when the forecast calls for heavy winds. ( I am a slow learner and it only took me several broken umbrellas to lean this lesson.)

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    1. Slow learner here also, but we have never had a table break.

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  4. One of my umbrellas is on a 8' long picnic table that would be difficult to tip. The umbrella has a cast iron base to hold it down. A friend refused to wind the umbrella down because he was going to use it again and it was too hard to put it up again. So, I lost my favorite umbrella to a high wind. It did not fly away, just smashed to smithereens by the wind. The other umbrella is on a round patio table outside the back door. I keep saying it is a glass tabletop and friend keeps correcting me. Okay, so it is clear plastic! The one umbrella uncared for is the only umbrella I have lost to the wind. A friend had his glass table slammed into the pool, filling the pool with glass. They replaced the glass with clear something--plexi-glass?

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  5. Do you know what happened to Mysti of Digging out from our mess?

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    1. No and I was thinking about her. I hope she is okay.

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  6. I was going to make another comment and thought I did. Maybe you deleted it. Maybe I am delusional. My comment was to say that next time let the bill go one more month and get tires to keep you alive. What can Sears do to you. Bald tires can kill you!

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    1. My twin loved this, she agrees with you.

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  7. The Mary Poppins table flight happened to us as well. Had to wet-vac the glass out of our lawn. Replaced the table with a wrought iron one with an iron mesh top so no breakage ever again. What a nightmare!

    Yours - DeeCee

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    1. I made hubs clean it up, naughty me.....

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  8. Congrats on paying off the loan.. Isn't it a wonderful feeling.
    Best wishes with all the prom dresses..eeech no fun for sure.
    I have been making my granddaughter a prom dress for a military ball she
    will be attending..Her mom bought her prom dress for her senior prom. I have to alter her little sisters prom dress. [it has lots of sequins/beads.. no fun]
    Have a great day.

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