Despite our setback yesterday morning, DH and I were able to get some Christmas shopping done. We prefer going in the morning on a weekday, because there aren’t as many people out and about. We weren’t able to get ALL the shopping done, but we made a nice start.
The plan for today is to go out and get our tree.
DH wants to go out before the rain starts falling (it’s in the forecast for this afternoon.) Personally, I’d be happy with an artificial tree, so we wouldn’t have to go out and tramp around for hours trying to find the “perfect” tree! But that decision is not up to me.
Well, just bears.
Just that quick, DH got the plumbing fixed and then went to the cabin. He has a game camera set up. For those that know how the cabin is positioned, this was taken at the loop in the driveway. In the black background to the left of the photo is where the cabin is. It’s approx. 50 yards from our cabin!
Three big bears!!
I had plans to really kick into gear today. I was going to wake up early (not hard for me, I wake up early most days!!) and then sew for a while before DH woke up. Once he woke up, we were going to get a few small things taken care of, then go out to do some Christmas shopping.
But when I walked out to the kitchen, I heard a strange noise. It sounded like water running. Like someone had left a faucet running maybe. But the kitchen faucet wasn’t running, so I checked the laundry room. Nope. In the bathroom? Nope. Well, there’s a faucet in the basement, but we almost never use it. It wasn’t the faucet in the basement.
It was water running from the ceiling of the basement onto the floor!!!!
Fortunately I know what to do when there is a water leak – wake up DH!!!
Actually, I turned off the main water valve first (and remembered to turn off the hot water heater, too!), then woke him up.
Looks like we have a connection in a water line that has busted.
So we’re waiting for the hardware store to open so we can get parts.
Oh no! I just heard DH use a “bad” word while he was working down there! I better get off here and offer moral support.
Once again I have forgotten to take care of the Get it Done list at the end of the month. I should have posted this on Saturday. Of course, I had a lot of other things going on that day AND I don’t usually post on the weekend.
But I’m back in the swing now.
Here were my goals for November:
1) Finish quilting the blue and green quilt that is loaded on the frame!! – Done!!
2) Get Bonnie quilt ( I think I’ve decided to call it A-mazing in Red) to flimsy stage!! – Not Done!! This is still waiting for the rows to be sewn together.
3) Take apart and reassemble Easy Street flimsy!!! Still Not Done!! It is now over a year since I started this quilt and I still don’t have it to the flimsy stage.
4) Double nine patch quilt at least to flimsy stage (but I’d REALLY like to get it completely finished)!!!! – Not Done! I’ve made some progress on this, but not as much as I hoped.
I’ve got most of the blocks sewn together, but they still need pressed and then the sashing needs to be added.
Okay, let’s see what we can do in December:
1) Easy Street
2) Binding on Blue and Green quilt
3) D9P to flimsy
4) Keep up with the clues for “Celtic Solstice”
I’m hoping that I can manage these four things this month. With Christmas coming up, it may be difficult.
My little buddy didn’t get a camo cast, he got a bright blue one. I know he’ll heal quickly, but he’s pretty miserable right now. I think the whole family needs some prayers – him for healing, them for dealing with his moodiness!!!