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I was somewhat skeptical of DH's positive test, but DD had to get tested because she was exposed & her work required it. And hers was positive as well. And now she has cold symptoms too as does DS - so we're 100%. I do feel bad about her lost overtime she was schedule to have today & tomorrow. But as I told her, it's only money and not worth risking her patients by any means. She'll have other opportunities. Now her biggest worry is testing negative in time for her clinicals to start in a week. But there has been a very large outbreak here and I'm sure the place she's working will be dealing with it - she won't be the only one.
Warning to one and all about the Stonehenge line's red fabric .... it's very vivid and beautiful and it "shares" its color with others. In other words, it's a bleeder. Fiddlesticks!!
I thought Northcott had a quality product with this line and I thought wrong.
Here we go with my third block of the day. Maybe that was my problem ... I pushed my luck!
What is this block supposed to represent? This is a block to tell everyone about my "career" as a puzzle constructor for Dell Puzzle Publications back in the 1970s. I was a housebound mom with a three year old and a six year old in 1974 and I entertained myself with a lot of counted cross-stitch and some knitting in between the usual cooking and grocery shopping, etc. I was bored, bored, bored.
One day I worked a some Word Search puzzles in a Dell magazine and a few of them were so boring and dumb I told myself I could write better puzzles than the ones I just solved. So I took the kids to the library and found a couple of books with potential (glossaries in the back that could be useful word lists), got some graph paper and worked up a couple of puzzles. I typed them up and mailed them to the magazine and "Voila!" I eventually got a reply from an editor who bought one of the two puzzles. (They had already used the theme in the second submission and thus could not use it.)
I had a new career! From 1974 to 1981 I sold them 376 Word Search puzzles and almost 90 other types of puzzles. Then I became busy working in DH's office and I was also dealing with my kids who were older and needed more of my time. Dell refused me a pay raise when I pointed out the price of their magazines had gone up 300% in seven years but my pay had not gone up one iota.
I lost interest in constructing puzzles although I could still do it with one eye closed and one arm behind my back. LOL
ETA: this puzzle diagram is pretty pathetic ... could not find a diagonal word or intersecting words. Of course, I did not bust a brain cell looking very hard, either.
I had a new career! From 1974 to 1981 I sold them 376 Word Search puzzles and almost 90 other types of puzzles.
That is fascinating! I never really gave a thought that *someone* needed to create the puzzles and that the someone would need to be paid for them! Well done for creating a job doing something that you enjoyed.
I loved that job; it was so satisfying to earn my own money by my own wits and yet continue to stay at home and ride herd on my rascals.
After I had been working for the same editor for several years I got friendly enough with her to ask about occupations of some of the other constructors. Our names were listed in the front of each magazine; one was Sister Mary Genoveva so she was obviously a nun and there was once a Reverend Noel Collins but the other names didn't reveal much.
The editor said that she could reveal one person was a prisoner serving a life sentence but the editor didn't reveal the person's gender or anything else so I merely wrote back and said I was happy that that person had access to a good library and a reliable source of income.
regarding the bleeding, I would try soaking it in very hot water & dawn, there's a good chance the red will come out. It's worked most times I've tried it (the texas flag was the one time it didn't).
That warehouse and Marshalls Dry Goods cannot even compete with Hancock Hancock building puts it in there for 4 * to be the size of Marshalls Dry Goods it is so big it is unbelievable when you see all them stacks of bolts on yes I hear that Missouri Star has really changed my friend Jill that took me up there she has been up there too and it has even changed since she's been up there yes it is something to see I mean she really knows how to decorate she's really good at it and but I wouldn't want to go back again I mean once you seen it all so you can just order it online now but you know for one time to go and say I've been there
Thank you, Dee! I will try that in the morning.
Love the seed spitting contests. I grew up on a lake and we would fill our mouths with water and see who could spit it the furthest.
no spitting, but I did have a swing set built by my engineer grandfather - very tall, welded steel post, set in concrete. the swing chains were long enough I could pull it over to the side just a bit and jump off the back porch. Then swing as high as we dared and jump off into the grass. The swinging version of the long jump. Thinking about it now makes my feet hurt. as a lone child in a neighborhood of grandmas, I spent a lot of time on that swing. Wonder how far I was jumping. At the time I thought it was pretty far.
Judy I have done the hot dawn soak more than once and saved more than one project. It may take patience and a repeat or two but keep at it.