Friday, January 14, 2011

What a mess

This is what happens when you discover mold in your house.  The two windows I'm having replaced are the original ones; 88 years old.  You might also notice two little imps on the not yet window sill.

Yesterday was a tough one for my contractor.  First, the chord on his sawsall fried and he had to go buy a new one.  Then, being that the house is not up to today's codes, he had to comply with those to make sure the house keeps standing.  So, only one window was installed.
This one will be done today.  He says this is the easier of the two.  He always does the hard ones first.  Hope he gets them done since all my kids are coming this weekend.

I found this pen and ink that my husband drew for me years ago.  It's been in storage with half of my life.  I always had this hanging in my office at work.  It's a house in La Conner, Wa.
Here are some of my purchases from Tuesday Morning and Ross yesterday.  I had to go in to Social Security and to pick up my new glasses, so I had a fun time shopping for things I don't need.  Well, I AM doing alot of dying, so those gloves will be used, and who doesn't want another felting book?

My darling little girl kitty wakes me up in the morning by plopping down on my face.  How does one ignore that?  I hate to break it to them, but it's warming up, and they will have to sleep in the barn tonight.  I had a hard time finding them yesterday, so I know they are enjoying it out there.


Pat said...

I think the kitties will want to come in and enjoy the new windowsill when it's in place. Hope the window installation goes smoother today than yesterday!

Gene Black said...

I am glad you are getting those repairs completed quickly.

That is an amazing drawing that Alan did of the house.

I know those gloves will get a workout when you get to dying more wool.

My cat used to wake me by tapping my lips with his paw. (kinda gross when you think about it though) He was always gentle but firm with those wake up taps.

Kaye said...

Linda, its great to hear from you, just hope windows aren't to costly. You seem to be keeping busy and thats a good thing, just don't push yourself too hard

John'aLee said...

Oh my black mold. You are getting your share of heartaches my dear. Thinking of you!

Barb said...

I just love that sketching your husband did, what a talent...a talent I wish I had.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Glad the windows are finally getting done, and of course with the help of the kitties. I bet they cry to come back in tonight. :-)

What a fabulous drawing you have - a great memory.

Oh the colors of those gloves - I love them.

luv2quilt2 said...

I'm so glad you were able to get someone to take care of your repairs so quickly. The kitties seem to be enjoying it, and will probably be at that window tonight.
I love the drawing - what wonderful talent.

Pat said...

Oh, yes...meant to add how wonderful that drawing is!

Micki said...

I love that sketch...How special that must be for you!Kitties have a way of getting your attention in the funniest ways!

Nancy said...

Linda - it looks like that drawing is of the Gaches Mansion! What a treasure from Alan to have.
it's a wonderful place that has been through a fire and been restored as a quilt museum - it's a great place to visit!
You've been in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy

Anonymous said...

Beautifully executed pen and ink drawing, your husband was very, very talented. Thank you for sharing something so dear to you.

andsewon said...

I sure hope all the mold is gone! New windows will make for a warmer home too.
Beautiful drawing an such a treasure.
They can be in and out kitties maybe..;-)
Now I need some of those pretty gloves too!
Warm hugs from burrr cold VA!

Royce said...

Glad you are getting the mold issues fixed - I'm sure that wasn't fun at all. Been there. Loved the pen and ink!

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fabriquefantastique said...

I'm so glad to have found you blogging again. Hope you do the market, last fall I found your experiences there very similar to my own. Take care.