Project 52

Nov. 2nd, 2016 11:06 am
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Well, it's been a busy few weeks. After nearly ten years of being a Dish subscriber, I had enough and switched to WOW. The switch has been far from seamless. The installer discovered he couldn't reach the easement thanks to our overgrown Elderberry bushes and the self-seeded mulberry tree that was growing into cable lines. The installer needed us to clear a path, so installation was delayed for a week.

We cleared a path for the installation guy, which is when I tore up the skin on my ribs. Fortunately I was mostly better the following Friday, which is when I got to haul the trash and yard waste to the curb. I got to do it because [livejournal.com profile] jebra was away at Anthrocon. I was both annoyed and amused with his absence. Most weeks we put out one or both recycling bins and *maybe* one bag of trash. Instead, this is what I got to haul to the street:



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After [livejournal.com profile] jebra returned, so did the cable installer. Which is when we discovered our semi-new Vizio tv does not like WOW, or perhaps that should be WOW without a DVR. I ordered basic service, which does not require a DVR, but I already regret that choice. Pushing the channel up (or down) button 200 times to get from the first channel to the one I want to watch is a drag. I've called the installer to order a DVR, but so far it's the up button for me. And don't even get me started on how much I miss the pause button. I had not idea how addicted I am to that thing until I no longer had one.

Not that I've had much time to miss it. I'm at work during the day, and I've stayed late to work on a few personal projects, such as sewing bags for my electronic devices. Add in the usual routine of laundry on Monday, dance class on Tuesday, and grocery shopping on Wednesday, and well, the weeks practically over. We weren't home last weekend either, as we were in Elkhart for the Jazz Festival. For me, the best part was not the music but the opportunity to see my friends on the Production Staff. I spent pretty much the entire long weekend (we took Friday afternoon off from work) hanging out in the Production Office. I had my Kindle, my netbook, and my knitting.



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So, other than yesterday's tale of the visit to the nutritionist, that's what's been going on with me.
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Yesterday [info]jebra and I went in to the office to work on some of our personal projects. Computer stuff in [info]jebra's case, various craft projects in mine. I think [info]jebra got a few things knocked off his list, but I wasn't nearly as successful. Mostly, I fought with my sewing machine. I want to make a needle case for my circular knitting needles but heck if I could get my machine to sew a simple zig-zag, let alone button holes.

Today we stayed late so that I could continue work on my projects. I upgraded my DPN needle roll by adding a tie closure, ironed a stack of quilt pieces, and attempted to repair our comforter. The only problem with the comforter is that some of the top-stitching has come undone, but the comforter is so thick it barely fits under the presser foot and then when I tried to stitch, the quilt wouldn't advance. After the third time of having the thread jam, I gave up. I'm going to stitch it by hand some other day.

By the time I cleaned up my mess and was ready to leave, it was after 8:00. And I still wanted to stop at JoAnn Fabrics to take my sewing machine in for repair. We arrived ten minutes before the store closed -- only to learn that the folks who run the Viking Sewing Shop (located inside JoAnn Fabrics) had left already. The Viking center closes an hour earlier than the rest of the store. *sigh* We'll try again tomorrow.
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Yesterday [profile] jebra and I went in to the office to work on some of our personal projects. Computer stuff in [profile] jebra's case, various craft projects in mine. I think [profile] jebra got a few things knocked off his list, but I wasn't nearly as successful. Mostly, I fought with my sewing machine. I want to make a needle case for my circular knitting needles but heck if I could get my machine to sew a simple zig-zag, let alone button holes.

Today we stayed late so that I could continue work on my projects. I upgraded my DPN needle roll by adding a tie closure, ironed a stack of quilt pieces, and attempted to repair our comforter. The only problem with the comforter is that some of the top-stitching has come undone, but the comforter is so thick it barely fits under the presser foot and then when I tried to stitch, the quilt wouldn't advance. After the third time of having the thread jam, I gave up. I'm going to stitch it by hand some other day.

By the time I cleaned up my mess and was ready to leave, it was after 8:00. And I still wanted to stop at JoAnn Fabrics to take my sewing machine in for repair. We arrived ten minutes before the store closed -- only to learn that the folks who run the Viking Sewing Shop (located inside JoAnn Fabrics) had left already. The Viking center closes an hour earlier than the rest of the store. *sigh* We'll try again tomorrow.
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Smart people do not stay up until one in the morning finishing a project that has no due-date. Particularly when they have to get up on time to go to work the next day. They also do not hand stitch through multiple layers of demin for four hours straight. I not only have a blister on my right thumb, the whole pad is swollen. Ow.

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Smart people do not stay up until one in the morning finishing a project that has no due-date. Particularly when they have to get up on time to go to work the next day. They also do not hand stitch through multiple layers of demin for four hours straight. I not only have a blister on my right thumb, the whole pad is swollen. Ow.

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Smart people do not stay up until one in the morning finishing a project that has no due-date. Particularly when they have to get up on time to go to work the next day. They also do not hand stitch through multiple layers of demin for four hours straight. I not only have a blister on my right thumb, the whole pad is swollen. Ow.

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My sewing skills leave a lot to be desired, but I'm pretty happy with how my needle rolls turned out. Click here if you want to see one of them. )
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My sewing skills leave a lot to be desired, but I'm pretty happy with how my needle rolls turned out. Click here if you want to see one of them. )
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My sewing skills leave a lot to be desired, but I'm pretty happy with how my needle rolls turned out. Click here if you want to see one of them. )

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