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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1524031 views.
LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

Oct-27

More is coming in from the south.  I have taken a shower, have a cup of hot chocolate, and am watching the weather coverage of all the broken branches and lines down in OKC.  Up around Woodward, roads look bad also.  the storm trackers are out in force!

Just showed the weather, ice from Abilene northeast,  coming up this way.

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

Oct-27

They just said ice at Abilene and San Angelo.  Another round coming up from your area.  Hope you don't get too much!  Ain't it nice, tho, to be able to stay home and not have to get out in it!!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-27

latterberry said:

Also, after doing the DNA test, I'm all interested in working on my family genealogy.  It's taking a lot of time and I am finding all sorts of interesting stuff.  Still have a ways to go

Run away!  Run away!   Genealogy is HIGHLY addicting!  With the advent of Ancestry.com and other online genealogy sites, it is SOOOOOO easy to get hooked on following just "one last link".  I've been on Ancestry since 2009 and it has really opened up information about my family & my husband's family.  Although I already knew the core members of my family's branch, it did fill out other branches.  Additionally, I actually verified an entire new branch of my great-grandfather's brother and have been in contact with members of that branch.  *That* was very exciting!   I also discovered the descendants of one of my grandfather's sister's branch and have been in contact with some of those people also.

I have been known to stay up until 4am, just chasing down leads and hints.   

Soooo .. forwarned is forearmed!  :-)

our temps are dropping, I met my old team for lunch and it feels like sleet in Fort Worth, but it's still above freezing (barely).  Going to be a messy night unless it dries up.  Definitely so nice not to have to worry about driving home from work.  Trees still haven't dropped their leaves - silly plants.

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Oct-27

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said...

I don't think I'll toss it cuz *actually*, if I put ecru bridal tulle over the affected areas and hung it back up, no one would ever see it.  Just like I never saw the deterioration when it was hanging on the wall.

That's a great "fix" and totally what a professional fixer would offer I believe.  Go for it and take it off your board.  Then onto the next one.

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Oct-27

Wow Carolyn!!!  I haven't been here for a week so I'm just reading your great news about you ear healing on its own.  That is wonderful.  Now you will be able to hear us talking about you from across the room at the retreat...

 

Only how much we LOVE our princess though!

Your Kyphoplasty surgery sounds like a great solution for you.  I trust all goes as planned.

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Oct-27

Thanks for sharing the holiday motifs quilting motifs links by Lori Kennedy you shared.   One thing Shelley keeps reminding me, and is SO right, is that I have to practice, practice, doodle on paper and/or whiteboard and practice some more.  My brain can see a pattern and understand how simple the design is but the muscles don'e understand the same thing.  it take time to make that connection.

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Oct-27

Hi all!  

I've been offline and busier that a one legged gal in a but* kicking contest!  We have been in Ft. Collins CO since flying in Weds 10/21.  First thing DH made sure we did Weds PM after we checked in to our hotel was to get me a super warm coat and boots.  Goal accomplished!!  I will keep those items here so I will always have them at the ready. 

We finalized details, interviewed a potential architect on Th and then did the final walk through and final live signing of papers on the property we purchased firs thing Friday morning the 23rd.  The 16.8 acres basically is in the middle of farmland.  It has a 2500sf single story house that we will use as a very livable home away from home (think beach head) as we develop the plan and the property over the next 2-3 years as we transition from CA to CO.  Then Friday afternoon began a 1 1/2 day shopping marathon!!  Oh my!!  Nope NO fabric stops.  We shopped quickly for essential furniture (basically chairs to sit on) as we only had a cold, hard brick hearth to sit on or the floor.  Of course, none of the items we needed were at the local warehouse 8 minutes away but all available at the warehouse 1/2 hour away.  SO...  our plan...  DH and DS would need to make to make 2-3 trip for the items (depending on if in boxes etc) and I needed to do shopping for bedding, kitchen needs and food to hunker down as we stay put as the snow begins and snows all day Sunday and possibly Monday.  So they dropped me at a dropped me off at a large super store and I began and they too off down the Interstate.  DJ and I stayed in touch via text and I filled two shopping carts in 3 hours!!!  I was exhausted and my feet were killing me!!   DH had to give me a boost to get me up into the big SUV we had rented in anticipation of all we were going to have to carry in it throughout our stay!

This weekend has been a great introduction for this born and raised CA girl as we began shopping for household items and basic furniture Friday afternoon through Saturday night before the snow was to begin falling a midnight. Undoing all he boxes and bags of stuff and putting furniture together etc we've had Styrofoam, plastic bags, packing materials and cardboard everywhere!!  But by finally by last evening I got all the bags and boxes off the counters off the counters and after dinner I could turn off the lights and look around and realize it was the first time it was all neat and clean.  Ahhhh...

This morning David finished opening the last of what we picked up yesterday and took all the boxes and plastic out to the garage to get rid of!  The general living area and the bedrooms and office area are all looking quite put together and functional.  So I think when we leave tomorrow we can be satisfied and walk in on a comfortable home when we return next time.  With a sewing machine too!!  

Wow Judy sounds like you got a lot done. You also got to experience the crazy Front Range weather first hand. The snow was much appreciated in helping with the Colorado fires.

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