Yesterday I decided to take a short trip up the road to get away for a few hours. I tend to work myself to death around here, as there is a never-ending list of things that need to be taken care of.
I wanted to get some DMC floss and some Patio Paint to make more painted stepping stones, and then go somewhere for a nice lunch. Well, I got those things taken care of and had a very yummy lunch at Moe's.
After that, I headed to a place that could transfer the old VCR tape of my house being built to a DVD for safe keeping. On the way, the A/C in the car just wouldn't cool down at all. It's been so horribly hot here for weeks now, so it wasn't surprising. I often will glance down at the gages on the dashboard of the car and was almost sick when I saw the temperature gage going up, up, up very quickly. Within seconds the gage was at the top and almost into the red zone. I immediately pulled into a parking lot and turned the engine off. There wasn't any steam or that bad smell, so I thought maybe I just needed additional coolant.
To make a long story short, I had to have a new radiator installed. Oh, yipee - another unexpected expense. At first, I couldn't find anybody to take care of it for me and couldn't even get a ride home - I don't live in a convenient location. Anyway, a new radiator was installed and I was able to get back home by 7 p.m. Not exactly what I had planned for my day off :( Oh well, what are you gonna do?
We finally had a storm move through and I drove home in pouring rain. I was so happy for that rain! I took care of all the animals, took a nice shower and sat down to make a new mini embroidery that Jenny has shared with us. Have you seen it? She is so talented and generous!
Oh, I forgot to update about the Penn State wall hanging I'm making for my wonderful vet. I didn't get it completed yet, but all I have to do now is the binding. I decided to echo quilt around the design; nothing else seemed to work. I'll be able to take it to her next week.
It's off to Lowes for me today to work toward getting insurance. I hope this works out till I can find a "real" job that isn't in a sweat shop. The hours are gruelling standing on my feet all day, but as long as I know it's a temporary situation, I can handle it.
I hope you all have a good day today. I so enjoy visiting blogs and getting inspired!