After 12 days, I was still without a washing machine and I was about 2 days away from grabbing the old washboard I have hanging in the laundry / mud room
and washing clothes the way the Montana ranch women wash their clothes in the book I'm still reading. Come to find out, the part they ordered did not fix the problem and I need a new washer after all. Sigh.
Wednesday, the day we were chasing appointments, we drove right past the appliance store that had my washer and DH said we just needed to stop in and pick something. Not my favorite thing to do, but I was out of options. So I did a bit of horsetrading and finagled a deal, promised them homemade cookies if they'd throw in a free delivery, and had the new washer delivered on Friday afternoon. So we're back in business and I've been spending a lot of time tending to laundry.
I'd like to make a runner to go across the washer and dryer, but I pulled one out of a drawer in the buffet for now. I always keep something across them so they don't get too scratched up.
On Saturday we had a special Brangus sale so I worked. I've missed two Mondays. Mondays are physical therapy and feed days for now so I don't know how all of that's going to play out.
Since I worked Saturday, I made my feed run on Sunday. I made chicken noodle soup in the Insta-pot and on Friday I made a Shepard's Pie so we've got leftovers for a couple of days. I'll share that recipe in a few days because it was a keeper even if the picture doesn't look like it. A food blogger I am not!
I stopped to change out some tires and pick up 2 baby quilts from Jackie before work on Saturday. With our sleepless nights, Saturday night found me trimming the quilts at midnight and cutting the binding for the one I hadn't made yet. I got them attached and they are ready for some hand stitching. I may have some time to work on those this week.
I stitched up the second clue for the Two-Step Mystery quilt over at My Carolina Home
It didn't take long. I'm just making the throw size because it occurred to me that I want to make this for Miss Lillian, our 93 yr old neighbor lady. She recently retired from the Farm Store and I think she'd enjoy a cozy quilt to spread across her lap. This is the first clue. Just posting it so I can share it on the Flickr group:
Monday we had wind. Tuesday we had WIND. 35-40 mph sustained winds with 50-60 mph gusts.We just about had white caps in the storage tanks:
I've used this graphic before. I could use it a lot out here.