Monday, February 20, 2006

Life in the Fast Lane

Or in this case .... the battery's dead and I'm not going anywhere. It was bad enough to have to work today, but having to pay for someone to come out and jump start me this morning is the pits! See, I should have gone to the quilt store again yesterday!

I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever get all the little things sorted out so I can truly be a household of one. It's been almost a year, and it seems that every time I turn around it's something else. I called AAA first thing, and it turns out I don't "own" that account any more. Amazing since it was always my account. Guess they don't bother checking when a spouse calls to change it to their name. Just something else I have to deal with.

I grabbed the camera this morning to get pictures of the snow on the mountaintops on the way to work. I had a breathtaking view until they built a subdivision between me and the mountains. Now I have to go a couple of hundred feet before I can see them. But I know they're there, with beautiful snow covering the ugly ash that's been sitting on them for a couple of years.

But on a good note, I crossed the eighty mark with Dutch Treats this weekend - actually finished number eighty-one. My goal is to hit 100 before I put them aside for a couple of months to work on other things. There are 196 blocks, plus an appliqued border, so there's still a ways to go, but I know this is one that I definitely will finish. I started it on the 4th of July 2004 but didn't work on it for several months before and after my shoulder replacement surgery. With the new bionics, there's no stopping me now! LOL!

Better go stand outside and keep an eye out for the tow truck. This is going to be expensive!


JudyL said...

Vicky: So sorry about the AAA thing. Seems as though things like that happen to me when Vince is out of town so whether married or single, it's frustrating to deal with dead batteries, flat tires, etc.

I can't believe you have made so many of those blocks. Seems like just yesterday y'all were all starting to make them. 196 blocks? That makes me love 12" blocks even more!

Hope you got everything resolved and it didn't cost you too much.

Judy L.

Vicky said...

Tow truck jump, $35. Got to work and my battery died again as soon as I turned the car off. But the VP called our maintenance mechanic in, sent him to get a new battery, $63, and all is good as new now! But.....

I got home tonight and hit the garage opener and nothing. Went around to the front door - power was out. Found a neighbor wandering around who said it was out since 4:00. It just came back on, and I've got to go around setting all the clocks again.

Car was dead this morning, house dead tonight -- I feel like I'm living in the twilight zone!! LOL

Jeanne said...

Hi Vicky - welcome to Stash Busters! It seems like you're not far from me: I'm in Placentia.

Vicky said...

Hi Jeanne! We ARE practically neighbors! This big ole world is getting teeny tiny now that we have the internet! Thanks for the welcome. It feels good here!

cindyquilts said...

Welcome to Stash Busters ... I am trying to limit myself to purchasing just backs and borders ... and only a month into it. We will see!

Linda_J said...

Vicky, I hope today was a much better day for you. Dead car and power outages all in the same day?Sheesh. Doesn't seem fair.

You know I never know if LA stands for long arm, Louisiana or Los Angeles, LOL. I guess in your case the two latter items?

Finn said...

Hang in there Vicky, it's enough to make you pull your hair out, I know..I did it at 54..and its not easy at ANY age! It'll all smooth out eventually.

All the bumps make you more gratiful when it does...Hugs, Finn

Vicky said...

Linda, you're right. I always wanted to get a license plate that says LA2LA! After 12 years, I'm just now thinking Los Angeles when I see LA.

Finn, my age exactly. Big things I handled just fine. It's the little stuff that drives me nuts! Oh, wait, that's my excuse now!!! LOL

Dee said...

So sorry to hear about your awful day. Days like that make the others seem so much happier. Your polkadot quilt is really cute. I can't wait to see what else you are making.