Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Day of repairs.

Check out this wonderful weather. High of 79! My kind of weather. It might be cool enough to cook a roast this weekend,

Up early again, a lot of time to work in the garage on my window. Got almost half of the glass pieces ground and shaped. 
Spent the rest of the morning on errands. My sewing machine is on its way to be repaired. Needs a new "card" for all it's buttons. More money.
Then to Best Buy to drop of my PC. Will get it back on Saturday. Hope all the little Gremlins are caught and eliminated. So will be using the laptop for a few days.
Then waited at home for the Cox Internet technician. He was right on time. Needed a new modem. And of course they don't carry the kind we had, so had to get a new "upgraded" one. Of course, at $5 more a month. It better not give us any trouble. 
While waiting for him I worked on finishing my Christmas place mats. When I get the sewing machined back I'll do some kind of quilting on them. 
Been watching the news from Mexico and Puerto Rico. What disasters. Over 400 dead in Mexico City already. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Electronic gremlins are having fun with us.

After watching the news this afternoon our electronic problems are nothing. Another powerful earthquake in Mexico, this one near Mexico City. 7.1. Many, many people dead already. 44 multi story buildings have collapsed. One 4 story school is now only 1 story high. People are forming bucket brigades to remove the rubble from collapsed buildings. 
But back to us...Been cool enough out in the garage to work on the second window. I've got all the foreground glass [flowers, stem and leaves] rough cut. Next is grinding and fitting. That takes a while. 
Also started another sewing project. The fall place mats are finished, even have Scotch Guard on them. Just found out one of our grand sons got married over the weekend. Wedding present!
So starting a set of Christmas place mats.What I'm trying to do, besides keeping busy, is use up bits and pieces of material I have. 
Here are the centers of them. Today I put the borders on, cut the batting and backing and put the binding on with the sewing machine. Still have to hand finish the binding on two of them. Turned out kind of pretty. 
A few days ago our youngest son, who lives here in Vegas, called us wondering when his Dad was going to make more milanesa - he was craving some. I told him we had some in the freezer but to get it he had to help us ;) hook the DVD and surround sound up to our living room TV. He said okay and was here yesterday afternoon with the whole family. Wife and son. It turned out to be quite a project. The TV had to come off the wall. Glad he was here to do it. Now we have too much sound and can watch movies in the living room. 
You notice Bill and I aren't doing any work. 
Both of us were up early enough this morning to see the sunrise. Kind of pretty. 

Bill is feeling fine again. Hope he never gets another kidney stone - WOW.  
Since I got my sewing machine back from repair it has been giving me fits. Several things that I've never had problems with are now not working at all or causing problems when they do work. Finally had enough and will take it back to repair tomorrow. Wouldn't you know my 90 day warranty was up 3 days ago. 
Also made an appointment to take my PC into the Geek Squad. It is doing some really strange things. When it sits for a while it disconnects itself from the Internet and I have to restart computer to get it to work. It has also been making some really loud fan noises. Like it was trying to take off. 
After making the appointment with the Geek Squad I called Cox Internet to complain to them about the Internet cutting in and out.
Come to find out we need a new modem - the tech will be here tomorrow afternoon to replace it. Hum...maybe that what was wrong with my PC...Still going to take it in. 
And that has been our last couple of days. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

I spoke too soon, Bill still in pain.

I've been up since 2:00a.m. Bill got up then and I got up with him. Spoke too soon when I said the kidney stone had passed. It for sure hasn't. We went to emergency on Friday night,. Where he was diagnosed and given pain pills. Had a bad night. Saturday morning he felt fine. Thought it was over with. We went out and ran errands even. But by Saturday late afternoon he could barely move it hurt so much. Of course he'd quit taking the pain pills earlier in the day, cause they upset his stomach. Bad move. So as I write this Sunday evening he is laying down trying to get some relief. Also back on the pills, but only has a few left as the hospital doctor thought it would pass by now. Nope! So tomorrow will try to get into see our regular doctor - or back to emergency. 
We got three meals again this week. This was one of them. Duck with a good sauce, asparagus with tomatoes and fingerling potatoes. Very, very good. 
 We've had tow more since that one. Also very good. Tonight we had chicken breasts with mushroom, sour cream gravy on Couscous and salad. Last night steak and mixed green salad with braised nectarine and pecans. Just the right amount of food and a good variety. Pleased with it. But am skipping next week. Have to use stuff out of freezer. 
This morning's sunrise. I meant to go out later to see how it turned out but got busy sewing and forgot. 
 I finished my fall place mats. Now who to give them to? See the pumpkin quilting on the larger part of the mat. That was fun. 
 Also did a little work on the new window today. Mostly just trying to find the glass I needed. Think I'm going to have to buy a couple of pieces. I already bought the blue background and the border is on order. But I ran out of the brown I use for the flower centers. And might not have enough green for the leaves. 
 This is kind of what it will look like when done. The colors are not true but close enough to get the idea. This is just the pattern with close to the colors added. 
Ordered some Scotch Guard spray for the place mats and the new RV quilt. Hope it works to keep them clean. I couldn't find any in WalMart so ordered it from Amazon, also ordered a ceiling fan duster. Looked up the other day - UGH!
At least the weather has cooled down some. No more 100+ days I hope. And the nights are getting cooler too. 
I think I'm going to have to take this PC in to the Geek Squad this week. It is doing some really weird things. It made a really noise yesterday. Thought it was trying to take off. And it keeps disconnecting itself from the Internet. Just lots of little annoying things. 
That's All Folks!