Sunday, October 23, 2011
Proud as a peacock
I have been without my handyman lately. Poor guy has had a serious health issue in the past few weeks and it looks like he is officially retired. The doctor and wife have both laid down the law. So, now I'm in a bit of a bind.
There are lots of things I can do but not enough to keep this 100 year old house functioning. So I supposed I will have to start auditioning new replacements. Young and buff wouldn't hurt (heehee).
He and his wife came for a brief visit today and he showed me a few things I needed to do in the basement before the weather turns colder. This old house has a rock wall foundation and a mud floor basement, so you can imagine how much I LOVE going down there. (Where the spiders live.....) But I put on my big girl panties, went down (to where the spiders live), reached my hand in a few cobwebs (ewwww) and drained all the pipes to the outside water sources. The last cobweb was a big one, so "find new handyman" is moving high up on the list of to-do's.
Then I tackled that pile of wool I was complaining about the other day. I went to all the various household hiding places and dumped everything on the living room floor and started to sort. I am too ashamed to show you the photo of the entire floor so this is just about 1/4 of the mess.
The last bag I looked in (of course) was the one I was looking for the other night. So now that I had found all the wool, I put all the small leftover worms together in one hit 'n miss bag and the other pieces of un-cut wool are together, somewhat color sorted and stowed away in the bedroom.
No excuses now, so I started to hook again. Yay, it felt great. And in only a very short time I managed to get this done
Doesn't he look happy ? I should have half the background finished later tonight. I wish I had the committment to hook a large rug, but for now I like doing the little ones. Who knows, he might be a pillow soon.
As usual, the weekend has flow by much too quickly. Lets hope the next 5 days fly by so another weekend will be here quickly.