Friday, January 14, 2011
Finally, I am in hot water!
Yesterday, after my little trip to the quilt store, I got home to be greeted by my boys saying,"Where's the hot water?" You know, in that tone indicating that I had perhaps stolen the hot water or something...
So, we called the energy company. It's a rental hot water tank.
Guy shows up.
Yeah, we gotta replace the tank.
When can that happen?
Tomorrow between 1 and 5 p.m.
Then, he tells me the pipes aren't right, and they have to be changed. And, we have to pay for that.
So, I simply couldn't do laundry or the dishes, or anything all day to-day. So sad. But in one hour from now, I'm back in hot water literally and figuratively. As I was loading the dishwasher, I put in my Marvin juice glass and remembered that I always had plans to cross stitch a Marvin the Martian Sweatshirt. After the dishes bound for nowhere were out of sight, I went hunting for my martian UFO. Found it right where I'd packed it away when we moved six years ago. All the parts were there, too --waste canvass, charts and threads. The shirt was purchased in 1996 and the chart in the same year. However, 14 years can slip away in the life of a hand made-maven.
Case in point: My aunt began a quilt in 1981 for her about-to-be-born very first great niece. I finished it for in time for the great niece's new baby. There is hope for almost all UFOs, lingering in work boxes around the world.
I say almost all because there are some vintage crafts that are best left to die.
Does anyone else remember making Christmas wreaths from old computer punch cards? Oh, I am dating myself, aren't I?
I was only nine at the time....