Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Around 3pm a lady showed up at the door asking for Brooke. She said she had come to buy something. Turns out she was at the wrong house, but when she saw that we were all busy sewing, she asked if we could help her fix her sewing machine. She found the right house and came back about 30 minutes later with her sewing machine. Carla helped her fix it and she was happy to have found us. She said she had been struggling with her machine for a while and was going to come back in April to help us make quilts. It was a little like dialing the wrong number and winning the lottery. Or maybe accidentally getting hooked on a drug that you will never recover from, depending on your perspective! She has no idea what she just got herself into :) We are a crazy bunch of ladies who do love cutting up perfectly good fabric and sewing it back together. I sure hope there is no cure for what we have going.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Plus, I'm having fun.
If you want to show your support, head on over to my Etsy shop and check out the key fobs. You might find something else you need while you are there.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
We have had a long drought here in Northern California for the past 4 years and I've forgotten what a pain this house can be when it really does rain. The weathermen forcasted El Nino this winter and we had a bit of rain in December, but nothing really to write home about. February was dry and sunny and felt more like May. Then, yesterday came. 60 mile an hour winds and 1 1/2 inches of rain in a couple of hours.
Oh, yeah, this house leaks. Big time!
My son came home for the weekend. He's still having troubles from his concussion from the bike accident and I think just needed a couple good nights' sleep in his bed. Well, last night that wasn't going to happen because his window leaks when the rain blows on it from the South. It was pouring in the window and filling bowls every couple of hours.
We know we need to get the windows replaced and that whole wall torn out, but when it is sunny and dry, the urgency just isn't there.
This morning I got to thinking that maybe I could fix the leak. My dad always made us kids feel like there wasn't anything we couldn't fix with a bit of duct tape, some wire and a bit of thinking. So, thanks to my dad and Youtube, I figured out the best way to tackle the problem, headed out to Lowe's at 7 when they opened and got some caulk and a putty knife. I dug out a couple of weak spots in the seal around the window, especially the spot that had the biggest leak and applied plenty of caulk. I don't think I would get the award for the prettiest job. After about 2 hours (stuff says needs 30 minutes to dry) my son suggested I test it with the hose. Sure enough, spraying water on it and nothing came through. Looks like I may just have fixed the leak. Fingers crossed that when the next storm rolls through, the rain won't be rolling in through the cracks around the window!