Jul 20, 2015

IHSW

Saturday was a busy day but I found time here and there to work on Life without Snow by Stoney Creek. I had the song These boots are made for walking....stuck in my head the whole time wonder why haha.

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Life Update: Friday when Fred was on the way to work the truck broke down yet again. He was able to fix the part no problem. Then he went to start the truck and it wouldn't start. We got it towed to the mechanic. Mom and me woke up early Saturday to go shopping. She needed new shoes so we went to Meijer cause around here they have a lot better shoe selection than Walmart. I even found me a bright bright new pair of shoes. We also got our groceries for the week since I'll be gone. Fred got the yard trimming done before the heat advisory went into effect. After noon our heat index was 105 to 110 which for around here is not normal. After Mom and me got home Fred and me ran out. We needed to go the pet store to get Izzy (our dog) some treats and we went to Best Buy. We were hoping to make the move to smart phones. We were all ready to sign the bottom line and she said we would get a gift certificate if we came back the next day. Of course it was worth waiting. After I stood up and thought more about our decision I was like wait a minute. We were going to pay more than double a month to have a smart phone. Yeah we could afford it but here we are with a vehicle in the shop. Fred dropped me off at the movie theater and Mom came and met me. We went to see Jurassic World. It was really good. Finally after all that we were done running around and I got more stitching time.

Sunday we all decided it would be a lazy day. It was so needed. Then today was a whirl wind day. I started writing this entry this morning.....yet here I am at almost 10pm trying to finish it. First we were really getting stressed about our truck. No word. Still in the shop. Then the call. It was going to be $875 and no promise it would work. Our truck is a 98 and has 218,000 miles. It's barely been holding together. Is it really worth it?? So it's been a long stressful day. We made the decision to call it done. Good thing we didn't get those smart phones right? So we loaded all our camping gear into my van and we will sit off tomorrow with it. When we get home....we will start truck shopping. Sorry for rambling. Thanks for sticking with me this long. I'm really looking forward to my upcoming relaxing camping trip to just relax and breath for a bit.

19 comments:

  1. You could still make some progress after being so busy. It is looking cute:)

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  2. He looks great. What a stressful few days! You really do need some time away to relax and recharge. Enjoy!

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  3. That's terrible the truck couldn't be fixed, but that would have been a lot of $ to put into a vehicle that old. Nice progress on Snow.

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  4. Love the snowmen looks so cute in his boots :)

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  5. That is one cute snowman already!

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  6. Sounds like you really need a break! Your snowman looks so cute.

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  7. Your snowman is looking really cute! I hope you get the chance to relax a little soon! :) x

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  8. Me think it's time to have a break and go camping in that new tent of yours :)
    Sorry to hear about the really expensive cost repairs. I think you have made the right decision. Who needs smart phones, heh?! They can wait...
    Considering you have been crazy busy, you have made great progress on the cute snowman x

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  9. You know how I'm lovin' the snowman!! Relax. Breathe. Enjoy.

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  10. Those boots are wicked, lol. I think it's a good decision too if you'll keep spending on repairs, might as well get a new one. Think of being relieved from vehicle repairs and worries, priceless!

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  11. Yikes... definitely an exhausting weekend. I hope you enjoy your well-deserved break! Great progress too.

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  12. Your snowman is looking great! It sucks about your truck but hey new ones are always fun!

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  13. Cute little half a snowman! You are always busy! Sorry about the truck dying... It is never pleasant to shop for a new vehicle... so much pressure from a salesperson! Ugh! Enjoy the camping trip!!

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  14. Lots of lovely stitching happening.
    Enjoy your camping holiday.

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  15. I do not envy you vehicle shopping! When we did ours, I looked up the kind I wanted (color, specs, prices with/without options, EVERYTHING) and then emailed all the dealerships in the area asking for their best out-the-door price. Got it narrowed down to two, and then played them off of each other lol. We wound up with a new truck for less than the invoice price, plus a few gift cards. Keeping it in email was key (some require phone numbers on the email form but I just wouldn't answer when they called) because once they have you on the phone, they're so annoying and high pressure! Sorry for the ramble but I wish you good luck~ :D

    Your little stitch is coming along nicely in spite of all the busy happenings! He has quite the fabulous scarf now.

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  16. Your WIP is just lovely....love the colors....you are making great progress on this. Can't wait til I see your finish of this one. He is so cute.

    Happy Stitching
    Linda K

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  17. I just love Stoney Creek patterns - especially the ones with snowmen! What a lovely start. I do hope the search for a new vehicle goes well. We had a car in the shop last week. Not so much fun. At least ours was a relatively inexpensive fix.

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