Saturday, May 26, 2012

Frig Roulette, Lawn Guy and Another Blouse



We were up early today, and I'm so glad we were.  I got a call at 7:30 from Lowe's asking if I would like to be FIRST instead of LAST on the delivery list today. 

Does a chicken have lips? (As our friend Dave used to say all the time.  -- It means "That is a dumb question!")

I had just typed the first two words in this post when they called.  I ran downstairs and started unloading my refrigerator in the kitchen.  I made it just in time as they drove in our driveway 30 minutes later.  I had the frig totally empty and totally clean inside.  I was really struggling with the fact that I was going to sell it for some pittance when it is like brand new and works perfectly.  But.........  What are you going to do with FOUR refrigerators?

Would you believe I figured out a way to keep it?  I remember that Jerry USED to have a refrigerator over in the big blue barn.  It had died a very slow death at the ripe age of 40 years old or more, so we had to throw that one out.  I got the bright idea to move the also ancient light blue refrigerator from our garage over to Jerry's barn, and move my now very clean empty side-by-side out to my garage where there is NO water supply and there will NOT be one.  Jerry agreed and the two guys that came from Lowe's were SO extremely nice.  They, of course, have all the necessary dollys and lifts, so not that big of deal for them.

New Innards and Outards above and to the left below.  Side-by-side I moved into the garage below right.

This is the old blue one below that we
had factory-painted to match our wallpaper in the house
we built a looooooooooooooooooooong time ago.
Now in Jerry's shop.  Perfect for late nights cleaning fish.

I have some VERY GOOD NEWS for all of you that are using copper pipe behind your refrigerator.  There is a much better alternative that NEVER leaks.  Copper is famous for leaking after awhile, and especially if the frig is moved in and out -- so the guys told me.  There is a new style that is stainless steel and is wrapped in plastic -- like a hose.  It has a little screw thing on each end and installs in five minutes.  We don't have one yet, but we are going to get one at noon.  I guess if you have to insert a filter in it, you would buy two of them.  I will be doing it upstairs in my sewing room also.  No more of the copper stuff!
I was pleasantly surprised with the two guys they sent from Lowe's.  Two gentlemen -- not teens -- that spoke English -- wore clean clothes with Lowe's vests over them -- and said "please" and "thank you" the whole time they were here.  The only issue at all -- that wasn't really an issue -- was that I asked them if they were going to unwrap all the baskets and shelves and put them in?  They said their hands were too dirty -- and they WERE -- all black.  I pointed to the sink and the soap and the towel and said, "Then wash your hands!"  Duh!  Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, that's a good idea, one said, and they lined up to wash their hands.  Then they unwrapped the endless plastic, styrofoam and tape from all the parts and put them in the frig.  Very nice!

Then, as often happens on really special days down here in the woods, Jerry turned into LAWN GUY.  He is almost always too busy to even think about the lawn, so I don't even bring it up.  We have a guy come mow, and another to trim the trees once in awhile.  You gotta see LAWN GUY -- he is sooooooooo cute!  He actually agreed to pose for this picture.  Guess he has given up fighting me since he knows I WILL put the picture on my blog.

It is hot and humid outside today, and Jerry has to cover up every square inch of skin.  He says he is tired of being the Skin Clinic's poster boy for skin cancer removal. 

He came in the house to get something and he had sweat dripping from his forehead -- mind you, he hadn't even started working yet.  He looked at me and said, "I'm sweating like a whore in church on Sunday".   LOL   Cracked me up.  He never talks dirty or curses, so it was even funnier coming from him.

And I am starting another blouse.  This will be from one of my Sure-fit Designs patterns, but I am changing the sleeves from 3/4 to short.  I need short sleeves or sleeveless for summer.  It is going to be brighter-than-ever!  Here's a preliminary shot for you.

Now Phylly wouldn't like this at all -- way too big a print for her.  I like big prints though and, of course, the brighter-the-better!  The way I see it is like this:  If my blouse is bright enough, people will see my blouse instead of my 20 chins.  You gotta do whatcha can 'cause you sure can't turn back the hands of time.  I am thinking about that one-hour face lift though -- what's it called ???? -- Oh, Lifestyle Lift.  Anyone out there know anything about them???
Right now, I 've got to get in the shower.  Oh!  I hear LAWN GUY outside.  Gotta make sure he has lots of water to drink.  He gets up more in the night than I do now.  Hee hee! 

Hugs, Joy                                                                                            

1 comment:

  1. We have to find out what was in that shot the doctor gave Jerry. It has made some changes in him, that is for sure!

    I finished my SLB and I'm wearing it this morning. The fit through the neckline is not quite right, but it is good enough for now. Maybe you can tell me what is wrong with it before I finish the other one. I used Nida's buttons.

    I received all of my fabric from FabricMart that I ordered while it was on sale. I bought six yards of black denim to make jeans for me and the kids; 4 yds of a purple wool gabardine for a dress or a suit; 2 yds of a silk tweed for pants; and 3 yds of a black and white striped shirting for a shirt. The purple wool gabardine is gorgeous! The denim is a little heavy, but I think when I wash it a couple of times (maybe with a big bottle of Coke Cola to soften it, although that does seem like a waste of 2 liters of soda)it will be fine.

    I love your blouse fabric. The flowers are just a bit big for this 4'11" person. Pretty colors!

    Hugs, Phylly


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