Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Look What Arrived Today

I usually don't enter blog giveaways because I figure my chances of winning are zip to none.  Jen has had a lot of luck but I don't.  I can count on one hand the times I have won something from a drawing or giveaway.

A couple of weeks ago Mickey Depre posted about a neat book she had taken out of the library about swimming dogs.  She asked people to leave comments for a chance to win some neat fabric and a pattern.

I decided to enter mainly because I thought the book was neat and, lo and behold, I won!  It was a great way to start off the day on Sunday.  My "loot" arrived today and here it is:

Thanks to Mickey!  I look forward to make the pincushion and I think Jen wants to make one too.

Have a great evening!!

The end of the day on Monday

I am pleased to report that the leak has been fixed.  The repair crew worked quickly and efficiently and were done by noon.  They did a good job on cleanup too.  The sidewalk and grass will be replace in ~two weeks. Here is a picture after they left:

We were very fortunate that the leak was not on our side of the meter but one of our pine trees certainly was well watered for a few weeks.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy Monday!!

We found a water leak last week and called the utility company.  Here is a picture of what precipitated the call:

A very nice man came out and agreed that we had a leak.  No digging could commence until the company came out and marked all the utility lines.  They came and we thought they were good to go.

The crew arrived on Friday morning and realized that the most important line of all had not been marked - the gas line.  They packed up their toys and said they would be back.  

The line was marked on Saturday morning and they are hard at work today.

The water is off for at least two hours since they still had trouble finding the cable line.  I think all is okay now and everyone is getting pretty muddy.

Have a good day!