Sheewwww...I am tired! It is odd how everything falls apart when the power goes off. My house was a wreck! I won't bore you with all of the details but our power went off on Friday as we had a big storm come through. Not a lot of rain but mostly extremely high winds. Trees and power lines down everywhere. It was NOT fun at all with temps well over 100. I just hate it for the ones that are still without power. The local news people are saying that it still may be weeks before all power is restored.
Right after the power went off on the 29th, I called the power company to report our outage and the recording said there was widespread outages and it could be July 6th before ours was restored. Hunter started to panic and cry because his birthday party/cookout was scheduled for the next day....Saturday. Yep, my baby turned 10!!! Doesn't seem like he should be that old. I hate to see my boys upset so I told him not to worry we would have his party anyway and I secretly prayed that power would be back on....
So we had his party with NO POWER! It was sooooooo hot! Thankfully Richard had filled up the water tank on the trailer (350 gallons) Friday morning. It had been so hot and dry that we try to keep the extra water in the tank if needed for the farm animals. We had about 25+ people show up and none of those had power either. It was hot but all went well in the end. Hunter had a great time and we let the kids play with water balloons and water guns.
While mom and I were waiting to pick up Hunter's cake we stopped by Goodwill. On the last day of the month everything is half price. So I found this sewing machine that was priced $8 but got it for $4! I am well pleased with it. When I had a chance to try it at home, it sewed perfect. I didn't even have to adjust a thing! Richard did take it apart and oil it for me anyway. It is a Kenmore 158. Made in 1977. One thing that I like about it is the fact that it is NOT PLASTIC!! As you can see it wasn't really that dirty but I did wipe it down and shine her up.
Here is a photo of the bottom of the foot pedal. It doesn't even look like it had been on the floor. I didn't even have to clean it, this is how it looked when I got it out.
So my plan is to use this machine as my main machine for a while. I played around on it for a bit today and I am well pleased with it so far.
I really don't have anything "quilty" to show you since I've been without power. Wouldn't you know that I didn't have any of my applique baskets ready to work on. That just made me sick!!! I did cut apart a million 2" HST's. Remember my blue and white ones that I ran on to? I thought I would never get them trimmed and actually I didn't get them ALL trimmed...only 920 of them! LOL! They still need pressed open and the paper peeled off, but I'll do that another time. I think I still have about 400 more to trim. :( At least I have most of the done. Can you imagine how long it will take to press all of these? I'll have to do them a little at a time or I will go crazy! LOL!
And last I will leave you with a photo that I snapped of Andrew Saturday morning. He fell asleep in the recliner with his guitar and Iphone. Silly boy! I don't even have a clue as to why he had the computer chair over there???? Who knows....
That's all for now, I'm tired and it has been a long day...