- There are those moments when you come home and find the kitchen flooded that leave you doubting. We bought a Bosch dishwasher last year, and last month came home to a flooded kitchen. It did it again on Thanksgiving day. After doing a cursory inspection, I left it to the Geezer to figure out the problem. He discovered that deep inside the machine were two filters. Totally clogged filters. I pulled out my trusty Heloise which told me vinegar and in what quantities. Soaking the filters in vinegar cleared that up, and running a cup of vinegar through the machine cleaned it out nicely also. We are back in business with clean dishes and a dry kitchen floor.
- Two years ago, I bought a red bird. Oh, he wasn’t a flamboyant bird, but he was a nice looking fellow. Yesterday as the tree was going up, I couldn’t find the bird. No, I didn’t look everywhere. I knew we still had him. I remembered seeing it when we repacked the ornaments a few months ago but not this day. So we splurged. We grabbed our bags and off we drove to “City Lights,” the San Diego Christmas store. A true emporium of the holiday. It’s heaven for anyone into holiday ornaments. Miles of isles. Miles of color, lights, delights, and oooooo’s and ahhhhhh’s. Yes, there was the perfect red bird, but I valiantly managed to get out the door without buying a box of new wave stripey balls or a single red and white striped ball that caught my eye. Oh, the bravery of leaving nirvana with only one red bird.
- The Geezer came to pick me up at work with the old laptop in hand. One of the volunteers teaches computing and another volunteer was looking for a used laptop. Our old one had the power she needed said the teacher, and at 50% off for volunteers this day, it was a price the other lady could afford. He’d brought the new laptop along also to fit it to a bag at Ross. We never made it to Ross. There in a corner of the thrift store was a really good leather carrying bag….at 50% off, the Geezer was overjoyed.
- Decisions were made. The quilting things stay in their corner. The tree is almost up….red this year. The wreath that Lenora made us is hung. Now only half my chair remains to be sewn. The alterations to the slipcover were a raging success. Now half of me doesn’t feel squeezed into a bag of tightly stretched excess fabric. This afternoon, I will see if I have enough unstained fabric left to add a gusset to the other side. I must admit….the one finished arm doesn’t look half bad. What a good half start to the season here. We hope yours will be as delightful.
November 27, 2010
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
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