Thursday, April 22, 2010

Getting there....

Greetings all!~ I hope you all are doing well! The pollen sure is falling around here. How is it in your neck of the woods? No new updates on the neighbor situation. Kind of one of those things where you're afraid to know and afraid NOT to know . Our cooling fan on our refrigerator went out during the night, night before last. I didn't find out until I went to the frige to pull out the milk and eggs to make pancakes and found that they were warmer than they should have been. I started checking out other things and and then I felt the walls of the frige and everything had a slight chill be nowhere near what they should be . I called Jack into the kitchen, he happened to be off yesterday ,and he got his tool box , took the plate off that covers the fan, yep , just as he suspected, the motor on the cooling fan went out. Well we discovered yesterday that a little bitty fan motor that can fit in the palm of a man's hand will cost about $69! Good thing Jack knows the guy that runs the parts store, as he gave it to him for $39. More than we knew we would have to spend on a part that day, BUT better than the original price! Of course it could have been worse, we could have to buy a whole new frige , so I'll take the $39 dent in the checkbook with gratitude that it wasn't worse. We were able to keep most of the food too! :)
I got some more stitching done on Joy in the Journey. I like how it is coming along. I still need to 'plant' a tree behind the fence and add the two borders and then I will be done! Still not sure about the frame or where I will put it , but I'll find a place!! Sorry about the flash sort of washing it out!

I thought I would show a close up of the little bees. Aren't they cute?

Thanks to two wonderful girls , I have some more stitching planned for the near future, plus I really need to get that bell pull finished and work on some exchanges and gifts.


I realized that I hadn't posted about my Flylady routine in a while. That's been kind of hit and miss . We have been busy and I am just trying to keep the bulk picked up. When we are done with school, I will really get in there with the routine. I am usually A LOT better during the summer with it. I just thought I was hearing a noise outside that sounded like a huge gust of wind. I looked out and it is pouring down! There goes getting the lawn mowed today!


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'till next time,

don't be a stranger ,



  1. You lucked out on the fridge that's for sure!! Good thing you have a handy husband with connections!

    I love the bees on the piece you are doing - can't wait to see it with the tree planted!

  2. Even though it was unexpected, $39 is still much better than $new fridge. Joy is really coming along :-) Hope the rain clears up quickly and that you have a great weekend x

  3. Your sampler is looking great! I really like the beehives!
    Sorry to hear about your fridge, but I'm grateful you didn't have to buy a new one too. We have had the worst luck with our appliances. We bought them all new 7 years ago, and thankfully at the time, we also bought the extended warranties. The repair man was a regular guest at our house for the first 3 years. I was so disappointed in the quality of the appliances. The fridge has had a new "computer", a new compressor (we had the throw most of the food out), a new ice maker, and a new fan. Now that most of the original parts have been replaced, it seems to work better. (Knock on wood!)
    Have a good one.

  4. Very pretty Charlotte - What a pretty piece. The fridge wasn't such a bad deal. Better then having to spend hundreds on a new one.

  5. Joy in the Journey is coming along so nicely. Glad you were able to get the fridge fixed.

  6. Joy looks great, Sharlotte! I really like it--love the bees on it! I'm glad to hear that it wasn't too pricey to get the fridge fixed--good thing Jack is handy and able to do the work himself!

  7. Joy in the Journey is so pretty. I stitched this a few years ago for my younger sister and framed it in a simple wood frame.

  8. You've got to love a guy that is handy around the house. We would have had to call the repairman. Ugh!


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