Friday, June 19, 2020

Half Day Work Day, Hot Days Could Bring Storms

The Ridge
Friday, June 19th Bill and I were up and out the door by 7:15. He has a short day of work today which is good with the oppressive heat expected. I cleaned the Mat and was back home just after 8:30, having my tea out on the patio. In the shade. There was no breeze at all this morning so I didn’t plan to work in the gardens or outside at all for that matter.

Now ain't that a pretty sky?
Instead, I decided to clean the Bunky/Roost/She Shed. I want to make it look more like ‘my’ little haven. I put all the paints away, straightened things up and then moved some of my little collectibles out there. The few pottery items I made last summer with the girls went out there to hold rocks or candles and my little decorative shoes that I kept (Bridgette got two as well) now sit in the window sill.

The garbage that greeted me this morning
Oh darn! I forgot to stop this morning and check out my
morning bloomers!
It didn’t feel too bad out there as far as temperature but I had the windows open and soon it warmed up with the outside air. I like the fresh air but I kind of euchred myself by letting in the heat. Once it was cleaned and swept, I took my sewing machine from our hall closet out. It can stay out there for the summer, I think, and will be handy for small sewing projects. Speaking of which……….

A nice sewing area whenever I need it
Hoping to patch this knee hole
A pair of Bill’s work jeans had a hole in the knee. As much as that seems to be the going rage of young and not so young these days, they needed to be discarded or patched. Miss Smarty Pants here (moi) thought, “I can do that!” 

Got the patch ready
Well, I should’ve just let sleeping dogs lie as patching a hole halfway up a pantleg is not easy to do on a sewing machine like mine. I didn’t give up and persevered until the patch was at least in place. I will need to finish it by hand.

Could be fun but I'll get it finished up somehow
Our Kokopelli blanket (from Los Algodones) has black edging that has been coming unstitched and I thought (once again, duh!) that I could stitch it to save it. It is a king size blanket with a lot of edging. Stitching it wasn’t going to work as it would just continue to unravel. 

This edge is actually dark black but it shows up gray
The stitching underneath looks just fine without an edge
Underneath the edge, the seams were nicely stitched so I tore all of the edging off. It looks fine, not unfinished at all. Yay! Two projects out of the way, almost.

The blanket looks nice on the futon
Some of my little treasures now have a place
Bill made it home at 1:30 just after I’d finished my lunch plate. He had his sandwich so I knew I didn’t have to make him anything. We sat at the patio table under the awning shade together and fed Casanova and Romeo a few peanuts. 

They aren’t used to Bill yet so were very timid today. They’ll come around; he really isn’t so scary. 😊 The clouds started rolling in, the gray ones and the winds picked up a bit so we went inside to the cool air for a snooze. I brought the awnings in half way and joined Bill upstairs. I doubted I’d sleep but a lay down felt welcoming.

The clouds got heavier and grayer
Bill dropped off and as I was drifting off too, his phone made the silly marching noise of a notification. That did it for me but we still managed to rest for an hour before getting up. We wanted to get a bladder of water so Bill asked if I wanted to go along. Donna and Gerry would be out later but they weren’t at the Acreage yet. As we turned a corner nearing their place, it started to rain, lightly.

I stayed under the covering from the rain
I stood under their shelter while Bill braved the drops and hooked up the water hose to the bladder and the pump.  Funny weather because as it was gently raining, the sun was out in full force. No rainbow though that I could see. Donna and Gerry arrived soon after we were finished. We stuck around and Bill and Gerry had a beer while we enjoyed a short visit before we left for home. It was 5:30 and time to think about supper.

Their little Hilton in the woods

Family were invited to make a birdhouse for our
campout weekend
Bill and I made a replica of our Jayco 5th wheel
Birds have made a nest in there
Bill transferred the water and I sat inside. I was feeling just a bit off and not hungry for a hamburger meal after all. The thawed ground beef could wait for another night. We agreed on wieners and brown beans and finished off the last of the ‘watery’ Jell-o. Maybe I was actually just hungry but still felt sluggish after dishes. The temperature was starting to drop off nicely so we could open windows tonight if it doesn’t storm.

The bladder doesn't take long to fill

The evening was quiet and all Bill had to do was set up the plug for our cooler in the truck. We are going visiting and shopping tomorrow! This was a pretty good day and my She-shed is looking a little more like a place to spend some crafting hours. I love it! I hope you had a good day too.

Supper, another poor man's meal
that hit the spot
Good night!
Thank you for stopping in. Your comments are appreciated.


  1. Love your sewing table. Hey, those pants just need a little more ripping and they will be perfect!!! I think the mat needs a bigger trash can!!. It bears a striking resemblance to mine!!!

  2. That's ridiculous people leaving the mat that way! The Hilton is just too cute! Is there a fireplace in it? I've done Ken's pants but usually with iron on patches..much easier LOL. I can't stand holey knees, drives me crazy. Dinner looks yummy, simple but delicious!

  3. Your bunky is wonderful - it's so great you have the space to craft and do your puzzles, and space for guests too!

    Enjoy your day!

  4. Re fixing the hole in the jeans...there are iron on denim patches that you could much easier than trying to sew one on. I even made my own iron patch using "wonder under" iron on adhesive and a piece of denim. I usually just solve the problem by making hubby another pair of denim shorts!!

  5. I'm certain that Bill will appreciate having his jeans repaired as they are a necessity on the job.
    The Temps appear to be doing a roller coaster ride of their own.
    Nice to have that personal time during the week once in a while.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It'as about time.