"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

14 January 2013


This weekend was no ordinary one to say the least.  

It started out pretty good with having great friends over on Friday and enjoying the whole afternoon with yummy food, laughter and good ole' hanging out with each other.  A fabulous way to start the weekend in my book.

Then the evening came.  Glenn came home saying "something is wrong with the truck".  Fabulous!  Just what anyone would want to hear.  After a long phone call with my brother-in-law who is a master mechanic and who can figure out exactly what is wrong with your vehicle just by asking a few questions and listening to the absolutely moronic sounds that you can make while trying to explain what is going on with your vehicle (he's never been wrong so far), he came up with one of two things.  Battery or alternator.  Fabulous again!  Especially since my most talented brother-in-law lives a 1200 miles away from us.  (Note to self, I must convince him to move near us one day.)  Dollar signs were running through my head and made me sicker than a dog so I went to bed early.

The next day after debating if we should go to the mechanics on Monday, I decided I can do it myself.  And save a lot of money.  So one battery changed and still having problems, the alternator was bought at the parts store with minutes to spare before closing.  More phone calls were made to my fabulous brother-in-law to go through the run down on how to tackle the alternator.  The next day the alternator was changed with a wee bit of help of a mighty nice friend (who helps with all our (my) weird projects around here) in less than 30 minutes.  Next time I'm doing it all by myself, serious.  Piece of cake!  I'm not even waiting for Glenn to get home.

So now that all of the necessary things have been completed on this fine and wonderful Monday (dinner is even complete), I will be hunkering down in my craft room so that I can start working with this wonderful stack of fabric that has been staring at me for a whole month now.  I think it's time well deserved.

And yes, I am tooting my own horn.  I know my Dad is looking down at me right now with the biggest smile on his face.  Heck, I'm pretty pleased with myself  at the moment.

Toot Toot!!!!



  1. Nice! You are an inspiration to all of us DIY wannabes! Who says you can't work on a truck! You go you and toot that horn :) Been following you for awhile and I usually don't comment (since I don't have my own blog) but I am always happy to see someone try things that are out of the comfort zone! Happy sewing and have a great evening!

  2. Awww, we had such a fun time at your house! Glad it was so fun for you all too! I can't believe you fixed the truck by yourself......you go girl! So sorry you had to have truck problems but happy you fixed it yourself!!! Too funny after our conversation on Friday. Now, I know who to call when something breaks. Can't wait to see what you make with your fabric!!

  3. Like I said, you're a "Jill of all trades." Seriously. Job well done. :-)

  4. Right on Kar, YOU rock! Happy to hear you were able to fix it and can back to important things in the craft room. Cant wait to see what you do with those fabrics. P.S. You need to click over to my space there's a lil announcement :)