Yep, TODAY! Right in the middle of our flood/mold adventure. When we got the call from our Office Manager that the auditor had arrived, Jerry was on his hands and knees on the floor behind the refrigerator -- in his underwear -- with a spray bottle of pure bleach looking for deadly mold spores to spray because I woke up in the middle of the night worrying a mold spore might drift into the bedroom and land on my face.
The first thing I said to Jerry when I got up this morning was, "If Michael is going to kill the mold with bleach, WHY can't WE do it? Is there some law against it? Why didn't we spray it last week? Well, Mr. Fix-it went into high gear and immediately began the nasty job.
Gotta run some errands. Be back later today.
My goodness! It is nearly 4 PM. I went to town to buy groceries -- came back home -- unloaded the car -- vacuum sucked the meat -- put the rest away -- and then came up and worked on Route 66 for a little while. I FINISHED the Texas row today! I am so excited! It wasn't long ago I was wondering if I would EVER get this quilt on the longarm, and now I am half way through quilting it. I was thinking yesterday I would have a party and invite all my friends to see it in person, but I can't do that because they would have to drive too far. I'm sure they don't love me THAT much.
ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD, I remembered that the best way to photograph a quilt top is to have side lighting. I turned off all the overhead lights -- drug a 3 light pole lamp over and put it at the end of the quilt. These pics turned out so you can see the quilting stitches!
Notice the ring I put in the bull's nose. KEWL, huh?
This is a sign in Adrian, TX which is the midpoint of Route 66 traveling from Chicago to California. I digitized this block. The center logo took me forever -- probably two weeks in real time.
Just heard from my Kingston Store Manager, Janette, that the Auditor was VERY IMPRESSED and told Janette that she should ask for a bonus. I reminded Janette that she wasn't the one that set it all up -- Lu and I were -- but she could have some of the credit for overseeing it while I've been away so long at Jerry's Mom's house. I could not have done Jerry's Mom's house without Janette here to prepare for accreditation. I am SO THANKFUL for our employees! Our other store in Oklahoma City will be audited tomorrow. I'm sure it will pass even better than this store did because Lu -- my manager there -- is a real stickler for all the rules and regulations which are innumerable.