Monday, September 29, 2008

Billing Questions

I just had to call my phone company for a problem on my bill that came today. With all the automated stuff you have to listen to to make sure you don't get transferred to another person and hope you don't get cut off----yes has happened many times. Well as I spoke to Bonnie, very nice English and polite, I could hear many voices in the background. I mentioned it to her and she said 400+ people in her office. I said all on one floor and she said yes----WOW. Then I asked where she was and she replied Florida, I said at least she was still in the US, and then she took care of my billing problem.

I can remember back when we owned the liquor store, I had to call in some orders. Most of the time I spoke to a person right away and then there were a few companies that had automated systems. It would be press this number, then listen to the menu and press this number and so on. Now we can't phone any business with out the menu to listen to----have you ever just not pressed a number and waited for the operator of the business? I found sometimes it worked better.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Apprentice Electrician

Yes I got to be an apprentice electrician the last few days, as we are setting up the wiring for a hot tub. So I have pushed and pulled 3 wires through 3/4" inch PVC pipe and glued all the 90* angles and couplers to the pipe and laid it by the house starting from the electrical box around the outside of the fireplace to where we want the hot tub on the patio. DH calls to let the hot tub people know the wire is in place and they say they need 4 wires. Now DH is getting upset and doesn't want the tub---I really didn't want one as it is one more thing I have to take care of. We had a tub when we lived in Beatty for a year and sold it before we moved. I used it but DH went in it maybe 3 times. Now we are waiting for the electrician to call back.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Balloons were popping up all over

As I walked through my kitchen this morning I saw a hot air balloon being filled with air. Behind my house is the parking lot for the Mountain View Park next to the Elementary School. This weekend is the Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival. On the Friday before everything starts they have a bunch of hot air balloons launch from the schools in town. I took over 20 pictures this morning---no I won't show them all but I watched as they filled the "Obsession" balloon and lifted off over the house tops. It landed about 2 miles away. For about 2 hours there were at least 6 to 8 balloons up in the air over the town. They even floated over the house.

Just a tip for you all make sure your camera batteries are fully charged as I would have taken more but when the batteries run down there isn't much you can do. Then I am still learning how to put photos on the page.
That's all for today! ! ! !

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Another Finished

Yes I put the last few stitches in the binding of my Chain Events Runner - this design is from Dorothy Young Designs. It has been sitting on the shelf for 2 years and I am trying to whittle down my quilt tops (20) and get things finished. So I decided to use it as my opening banner.

This last week I have joined the Lamoille Women's Club, a community service club that meets out in Lamoille. Beautiful little town up against the Ruby Mountains. They have meetings once a month with a nice lunch before the meeting. Well they have many groups that are working on service projects and activities---one is a sewing group that meets on Tuesday at the club house, I went yesterday and was welcomed warmly. I have been looking for a group to join to just sew and talk to women----and I have found it. I do have to drive 20 miles to get to it plus we have a pot luck lunch.

Well we are getting some ugly looking clouds and expecting some thunder and lighting so better get going.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Challenge done

I was given a challenge back in December '07, to make a quilted project in reds only---why red, well that is the color of the crayon I picked. I could use any hue of red. The only thing we could add was black and white. So it took about a month to decide what to make and one of the first things that came to mine was Red Work. Well this internet group I belong to has wonderful people and I was sent an assortment of patterns from Maggie in Maine. I used the one called Soap Suds Derby. Another lady, Estee from Wisconsin showed a picture with red work and log cabins and so I made a smaller version of it. I also received a piece of fabric from Jenny in Australia---she passed away in April of this year, which makes that piece very special. We will show our creations at a lunch in December, and get our new challenge for the next year.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I thought I was blogging

Well the 1st message didn't go anywhere so I will try again. After reading quite a few blogs I thought I would give it a try. I see I have lots to learn.

A little about me---well I am a retired business owner, really 2 business, but the last one was in Beatty, NV. DH and I ran an RV Park for 12 years and then we both retired and moved to northern Nevada. I am a "Jane of all Crafts" as I like to dabble in assorted crafts. The one I have hooked on to the most is quilting and have stayed active for the last 10 years. I did a little back in the early '70's but then got married and had a couple of kids, got into the liquour store business, cub scouts and kids in sports so quilting was put way back on the activity level. Yes I have 2 grown sons with families of their own, raised a DGD from the time she was 5 until she turned 18 and she is out on her own and also have 3 other GKids, 2 girls and a boy from my 2 boys. I have just joined the Lamoille Women's Club to get active in some community activities. They meet once a month with a luncheon before the meeting which lasts about 2 hours. They also have a sewing day once a week that I might join in on maybe other week and then a small group that just got started with a couple of other ladies here in town.

Well lets give this a try and see if it shows up.