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

05 May 2014

Weekend happenings...

* Our roof was replaced on Friday.  Apparently we had enough hail and wind damage to it from the storm in September that the insurance company replaced it.  There was a fabulous crew that worked on it.  Super nice and talented.  We even think it looks better than the last time the roof was done 10yrs. ago.  I'm wondering if the cookies and ice water I kept bringing out to the crew had anything to do with the fab job the crew did?  Doesn't hurt though to be nice, does it!  It was also nice to hear the peace and quiet in the evening after 12hrs. of ripping, stomping and nailing that went on throughout the day.

* I finally got all the pieces cut out for the front of the quilt by Saturday.  Sunday morning found me making a very quick trip to the store so that I could get back and start sewing together pieces for the front of the quilt.  I was very impatient.  By lunch I had already finished half of the front.  It was a great time to take a break.

* Then there was time for a few bike repairs so two people could go on their bike rides.  One chain kept popping off due to a bent gear tooth on the back tire and then there was another flat tire.  Both bikes are fixed and ready for what ever the two weasels throw at them.

* A spur of the moment grass cutting session happened, which made me very happy afterwards with the fresh smell of cut grass being breathed in while on the back patio reading.  Nothing better than smelling fresh cut grass and lilacs at the end of a very good weekend.

*  The heater hasn't been on at night for a week now.  There is just something about that seasonal milestone that just makes me happy.  No A/C, no heat.  Windows open.  It's awesome!  Yeah the gas bill will go down even more but there's just something else about it that just puts a smile on my face.  Maybe it has to do with the fact that even though the furnace isn't kicking on through out the night it is still cool enough to where you still have to have two quilts on the bed just to make things comfy.  It's all about the quilts.  At least that is the story I'm sticking with.    

Simple and happy.  It's what I live for.




  1. Your new quilt is very pretty. Good news on the roof being taken care of by your insurance company. We are still having cool weather overnight. It was in the 40's here last night. Our spring has been slow. I think we'll probably have another cool summer like last year. Take care, Heather

  2. Simple and Happy, gotta love that! You guys are like little energizer bunnies over there :) Sounds like a wonderful weekend and YAY for the new roof woot woot

  3. Oh I do love when the heat and air don't need to be on anymore, and cuddling under a quilt is the best thing in the world, and I cannot wait to mow the grass :)

  4. I love your new quilt top! You sure know how to make simple prints come to life. As always, impressed, my friend, impressed.

  5. Yay for new roofs, new quilts, no heat or a/c and fresh cut grass. Sounds like spring has finally sprung in your neck of the woods!