MY DRINKS FOR T-DAY
There are just some weekends that have to end with a glass of wine, paired with a glass of ice water! This past weekend was one of them!!!!
I have a Maytag clothes dryer that has seen 40 years of drying load after load faithfully. DH has always done the maintenance on it to keep it running smooth, replacing parts as needed. For the past two weeks he's been spending his "off time" working on it......or trying to. Seems that after 40 years they quit making a lot of the needed parts........really??? On piece needed was some wool felt, that runs around the drum part.......no longer made! He decided to use a piece of an old 100% wool blanket.........worked great until the thermostat (which they gave him the wrong one) got too hot and the wool burned.....thus making my laundry smell like burnt wool..............oh yuck!!!!
He ended up ordering the correct thermostat (supposedly) off the internet, the number was given to him by the repair man, that we finally called. It heats for about 15 seconds then shuts off........oh crap!!!! Two hours to dry a load of towels????? and they still smell of burnt wool........really????
There is a bit of humor to this story: DH said he couldn't smell the burnt wool. After 3 hours of putting the dryer back together, he decides to take a shower, I had him a freshly laundered towel ...... when he is all finished, he brings it to me and says "When they get wet they really smell?" DUH!!!....LOL
So off we went to "look" at dryers, but only after I spent the time he was in the shower, on the PC reading about them. Seems Maytag is about the only brand left that is made in the US......according to what I read.
DH went into "sticker" shock when he saw the prices of new dryers.......LOL! Even the cheapest ones are more than we paid 40 years ago................................time for a glass of wine and some dinner!
I found the perfect center piece for my dinning room table at Hobby Lobby. Isn't it gorgeous?
Wider shot of the table, all set for fall.
Thursday I went to school.........well...er.... I went to an assembly.....AT school...*grin*
Seems the two GDs, that live here, BOTH made "Student of the Month"! Not only beautiful....but SMART too!
This is Megan's first month in Kindergarten.... look at that smile!!! K-2nd grade came in first and received their awards, Megan knew she was getting it, but Hannah did not. Megan got to stay to watch her sister receive her's.
Hannah on stage, after getting her award......she was very surprised when they called her name.
OUR STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!! G-ma Carol brought them each a red carnation.
Needless to say we were one very PROUD family!
So what is waiting in the wings for this week?? CHEER posters. Hannah and Rachel are cheerleaders for a recreational football team and they each have two team players they have to make a poster for, and they need names and numbers cut with the Cricut.....no problem.
PROBLEM is: My IMAGINATION!!! LOL! JUST names and numbers aren't going to make a great poster. I don't have a sports cartridge for my Cricut, and I'm not sure I can hook it up to the internet ( since I have never tried) BUT I do have a PC, printer and a pair of scissors.......ok, I have 10 or more pairs of scissors. So far I have made 3 football helmets, 1 large football, a couple of small footballs and a Spartans (name of the team) logo ( with 5 more to be cut). With an other cheer Mom invited to "Make a poster nite" there will be 6 posters made. Now, I can't just make for "my girls" so there needs to be multiples made.......but using different things.
I have Moms who have never been down this road before, and really have NO idea what all this involves.......but they are going to learn....LOL We are getting together Friday night, I'll try to remember to take some pictures of the Moms, the cheerleaders, and their finished posters.....should be fun!!
So I'm off now, to visit other members of the T-gang......