We had a busy week last week cleaning up from one of my husband’s construction projects so no sewing got done. I kept busy with a bunch of beginning-of-fall chores that are usually spread out over a month or weeks but which this year all fell within two days. I had the main house drain cleaned out (we have a big tree whose roots clog the drain every year or two so we get the drain cleaned out once a year), I had the yearly heater check, the building inspector did the final construction check, and a shower door was installed. Then the next day my nephew arrived to do some painting so he helped out with the yearly roof check (I climb up on the roof and he holds the ladder). Mostly I check to make sure those blasted squirrels and raccoons haven’t done anything to the roof. You’d think we lived out in the country instead of ordinary suburbia.
Below are the two old wine bottles the construction guys found underneath the bathtub. They told us that they often find this sort of thing under bathtubs, usually a 6-pack with 5 empties and 1 full bottle. One guy said he has seen the 6-pack hundreds of times. I wonder what it means in construction-guy culture?
Now we can relax and get on with the fun projects. I want to set up some of my old sewing machines and make something with them. Which reminds me, I was at the Hope Chest thrift shop today, and they had two old sewing machines for only $20 each. Both were in cabinets and one was an old rotary machine (forgot the brand) and the other was a really spiffy looking Elgin. Too bad I don’t have room for any more machines.
I finished up the crocheted sweater I was making during the construction project, and now my carry-along project is an African Flower afghan. I really need to make some nice-looking tops for me to wear with jeans, and maybe a nice jacket or two. Also, the season for sewing flannel pajama pants is soon to arrive, though you’d never know it from the 100 degree temperatures outside today. The poor kids must be sweltering in their schoolrooms.