They arrived late on Friday night, but Saturday was sunny, so perfect for various yard related chores. As they had come down here with the newly acquired trailer, it was possible for Brandon to get more trailer experience as we took all the assorted salvaged fencing and wire crap from the backyard to the transfer station recycling over in NW, (since the local recycling station closed down). While on the way home from there, a stop at Linnton Feed and Seed meant that new red wigglers for the worm bin were also acquired. While he and I were off doing that, Heather and Anna pulled gobs of weeds and cleared away the south side yard debris.
After lunch, a hole was dug near the south edge of the front yard, in the sunny spot carefully away from water lines, pavement, and house foundations. We removed the ornamental plum sapling in favor of making a new home for my fig trees.
Saturday night there were some misadventures in restaurant poor service*, but eventually we ended up at Wong's King for Chinese food, which was delicious, and piping hot!
Sunday was a trip to Costco, and some planning for what various kinds of SCA sewing projects will need to happen before camping season starts up again. It will be Brandon's first year of doing SCA things, so he needs some basic kit, Heather needs a warm wool hat, her daughter Genevieve needs some new clothing because tweens keep growing, and I lent young Anna a Viking Age apron-dress, in case she wants to try out the eventing along with them. I have a pile of wool and linen all labeled in the SCA closet waiting for me to get to all this sewing!
Since I'm gradually transfering my most used TNT patterns to cardboard, it would be useful to come up with pattern hangers, and I saw these on a page of image searching... they seem to be pretty easy to make from heavy gauge wire, if I can find a source?
WT(everlovin)F... the DSL internet was funky all Sunday morning, went out early afternoon, and apparently was related to no dial tone on any of the phone jacks which was discovered when I was doing troubleshooting. Then spent well over an hour on hold, only to have Century Link drop my call, go through the robot phone tree again twice, wait on hold again, and finally get a customer service person this evening who ran several tests on the phone lines from their end, and magically at that point everything started working again. I am baffled annoyed frustrated and confused, as well as relieved that I don't have to spend several hundred dollars on a service call. Am wondering if the outage was related to the high winds today, but it does seem peculiar that it would have coincidentally been fixed and as good as new at the very same moment that the worker was talking with me on the phone and "testing" the line... I'm just glad to have online access again!
February SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||one pelican head||restrung grey beads||paper recycling|
|2||second pelican head||dial tone regained||frontyard prunings|
|3||rubakha trim printed||bra elastics renewed||bag to Goodwill|
|4||leggings trim printed ||Arlys circlet||paper recycling|
|5||black/grey shirt||An Tir pennant||metal recycling|
|6||x|| leggings pattern ||yard waste bin|
|7||x||Karla sewing machine ||x|
|8||x||fig trees planted||x|
|9||x ||new worms for bin||x|
today's gratitude - I am grateful that I have a cell phone and have speaker phone - I was able to get a bit of sewing done in the almost two hours I was on hold, with the speaker phone set at maximum volume to be heard over the sounds of the serger!
*we went to my