Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Warning: chatty mood. ;)
The sky has been so interesting lately. I'll only show you part of the pictures I saved. Honestly. This is only about half. LOL!
The humidity has remained higher than the temperatures.
We've had dark days...
...scattered cloudy days...
...and days with more sunshine,
A common sight as the months turn over. U-Hauls.
It was too humid to open the place up...but I'm trying it today because it's only 55% instead of 80-90% humidity. It may climb back up to 90% by this evening like it did yesterday, but I want some fresh air and I'm already extra sore anyways--LOL!
Miss Karma is still enjoying her box since I moved it out on to the porch.
I've been working on the diaper tote bag. Ironing...
I tossed scraps into the middle of the floor because I knew you-know-who couldn't resist them.
I am in love with the wicked rotary cutter blade! Got all the pieces cut out.
I did work a little at a time with many breaks and thought I hadn't overdone it, but I was sore as hell yesterday.
So, I packed up the ironing board, iron, and fabric last night and brought it over to McFamily's. Leah had volunteered to help.
When I got there McFamily was out for a nice long stroller walk. (I have a key.) When they got back Ian was going to play a while while Dagan and Leah changed into comfy clothes. Gramma's watchful eye soon had a camera in front of it and Ian & I proceeded to have a nice chat. [I realized that I talk to Ian in a similar tone of voice I often use when I chat with Miss Karma--ROFL! Oh well. Love'em both. ;) And they both crack me up!]
Later Ian spent a short time in his Bumbo. (I hope I got that right.)
What a cool little formed seat to help them learn to sit up by themselves.
Holding that big old head up takes a lot of energy. Dagan told me that Ian doesn't last very long yet and his head will droop down to rest on the front of the Bumbo--LOL! But Dagan didn't let him get that pooped and Ian let Dagan know he'd had enough. Was getting late and Ian was ready for bed.
We watched a very silly horror movie on Netflix streaming D&L wanted me to see. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. OMG! If you have a dark, warped sense of humor, you would love this! Leah ironed and ironed the whole time. I think it might have taken me two days or more to iron the 1/2" seams around all these pieces you can see here this morning.
Took until after midnight. I came home to a lonesome cat who wouldn't leave my lap for two hours--LOL! Yup. I was up very late and am definitely on the tired side today, but was such a fun evening (at least for me the non-ironer--LOL!).
It's pretty obvious that I underestimated the amount of time needed for this project to be finished, but then I also have to deal with "the-boss-of-me "(my body). There is no way I am going to get this done before they leave for the wedding--not even if I didn't blog today--which I considered. I shall just keep plugging away at the tote until it is done. Top priority in my tentative life. ;)
This afternoon Caroline comes. She offered to pick me up a floor lamp at IKEA when they went down end of August and she's bringing it with her today! The one by my chair has lost one light-arm function and has gotten quite moody about deciding to work the remaining arms. Sometimes you have to click around and around until it reluctantly relents. It will probably be quite shocked to find itself in the garage living a back-up existence. But, unless you have formed such a sentimental bond with your human and/or that human's family that they will keep you around even after you are no longer functional..well, that's usually the definitive line drawn in the sand in the world of mechanisms. Be functional. You must work. You must have a purpose. Unless you are my grandfather's cuckoo clock, for example. ;) But, as a human, I have little sentimental attachment to my five armed floor lamp I bought on sale at Target. No offense, lamp. It's not that I haven't appreciated you. I will let you linger on the sidelines as potential back-up. That's the best I can do.
Oh! Oh! I almost forget to tell you about the desk!?! Because I took the pictures with my cell phone--LOL! The desk was scheduled for delivery between 8am and 6pm on Friday. I waited all day for the desk to arrive--even was up and dressed before 8am and took my phone with me to the bathroom so I wouldn't miss them buzzing me from downstairs. By 6:30pm I was wondering--what the heck? So I checked online and it said that the desk had been delivered at 4:15pm! Signed for: lfd ???
I looked outside my door--no desk. I called Leah to see if they had accidentally shipped it to her instead. Nope. I said I would go downstairs and check, just in case, and call her back. As I am walking down to the elevator it dawned on me...lfd...left at the front door?! No, they wouldn't have never tried to reach me and left a 171 pound box down by the front door, would they?
It had been abandoned in the front entryway...for 2 1/2 hours! I couldn't believe somebody hadn't taken it (especially in this building!). Somebody might have tried to move it because it was tilted away from the wall and only touching by one corner...
...but it was soooo heavy that nobody decided it was worth the risk, I guess. (Or nobody had a dolly...or enough friends...??)
As long as I was down there I snapped a picture of the bulletin board. This is an example of what everything looks like around here. I'm surprised there's one push pin left, actually.
They have peeled the cork board off and the maintenance man had to screw it on to the wall on all four corners. At least they haven't lit this one on fire...yet. ;)
Anyways, I called Leah back...and Dagan came to the rescue...
...with their big dolly.
The box was so heavy that it wasn't easy for him to get on the dolly and almost looked like it might pop the dolly's wheels they splayed out so at the bottom. But we got it up here--whew! It shall reside against the wall for a while until the old desk is given away and gone.
I called up Office Max customer service and told them they should track down which company they used and who delivered this desk. That is never done in apartment buildings! They could have been out a desk and had to ship me another one if it hadn't been super heavy. I've bought from Office Max for decades. They have really fast delivery (1-2 days) and I've never had this happen before. All eight of my bookcases came from Office Max. Office Max uses local delivery companies, so I hope they track this down. What would I have done if Dagan and Leah didn't live close AND have a big dolly! This would have been a killer to carry even for two healthy strong people.
But--the desk is here. A new floor lamp is coming. I am working slowly on the diaper tote. Caroline is coming soon...so I had better get moving. I have had to take many breaks and it is already almost 3:30pm. Goodness! I think this is the latest I have posted on a Tuesday for T Stands For Tuesday! But I do have a pic of my trusty thermal mug. Went with vanilla hazelnut flavored black coffee today.
May all your deliveries arrive safely at your doorstep.
May you never stop giggling.
May your week be memorable.
"There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved."