And the good and bad news are the same news. And you my be wondering WHY in heaven’s name would I show you a photo of our fridge decked out in white, gray, stainless steel, and coolers.
Ahem. This moring I decided since it was rainy, damp and chilly to fix hot oatmeal and add some frozen raspberries. The good AND bad news when I opened the bag from the freezer: they were already defrosted. Ooops. Checked freezer. Many items could be called “previously frozen.” Called local appliance store, and no repairmen available until Tuesday, but the nice gal reminded me about defrosting the bottom, in case the condenser coils (behind a panel inside at the back) were crusted in ice, which can happen with the humid weather we’ve had, especially with a leaky gasket seal which we also have. Bad news: no ice buildup inside. That meant a bigger problem. On a thirteen year old fridge.
So, sigh, we went to the appliance store and bought a new fridge today. KaCHING! And we don’t yet have a water hook-up for an ice-maker and no time to schedule one before I leave for California to teach, so we’ll deal with that in August. But we’ll now have a nice, reliable Maytag fridge as of about 8:30 tomorrow morning!
And the progress: I’ve been beavering away for months and months on many assorted projects, hence the absence of posts here. I’ll eventually get you caught up on my doings–oh yeah, other bad news: I actually WORE OUT the track pad on my laptop! It started acting up, so instead of having a entire week to quilt, I’ve either ferried teenage boys hither and yon (both of them) OR spent 8 hours (4 hours Weds., 4 hours Thurs.) driving to and from the Apple Store in Portland to get the issue diagnosed and repaired. The good news is that the repair was $91 (plus gasoline), and not a new laptop needed. So I’m still behind on work, but getting closer. Now…back to projects:
As part of the Janome America artist/teacher program, I perodically do things / projects for them in exchange for their support / loan of a machine. One biggie this year was being able to use a Janome 8900 on the set of my Quilting Arts DVD! I was so happy to be able to demo on the machine I use at home and love, and they were happy to have it onscreen. Then I’ve been wanting to do a special item for them since last fall, but good things (like articles and DVD) kept happening. Finally, I am now able to give you a sneak peek at something I’m working on for them:
The quilting, as you can see, is partially done on this banner/tablerunner/long quilted thing! I’m having a ton of fun and will share more when I can.
Now, back to hoping the frozen stuff doesn’t go bad by morning (yes, in cooler, with ice) and hoping no new calamity crops up tomorrow so that I can actually, what a concept, work in the studio!