The good news is that I’m pretty sure I’m fine. I didn’t feel bad at all yesterday. There is no bad news . . or at least, I don’t think there is. 🙂
My statement that I wasn’t cooking til the kitchen was put back together got the ball rolling. Vince finished off the tile trim yesterday. He still has to add grout (which I hope he does today), let that dry, we’ll clean the tiles really well and then he’ll seal the grout. The end is in sight . . I hope.
I did use the stove to make popcorn but the pot had a lid so nothing splattered.
We both stayed home all day yesterday – pretty weird for one of us. 🙂
Jeremy always left the pilot lights on for the fireplaces but we asked the fireplace shop people about it and they said we could turn it off and re-light it when we wanted to – no gas would escape – it wouldn’t hurt anything. It bugged me when I walked by the fireplace in August and the pilot was going. It wasn’t a terribly small flame and I could feel the heat from it. When we had the fireplaces serviced after winter was over last year, Vince talked to the technician and he said he never leaves his pilot lit so we didn’t either. I didn’t want to wake up one morning and it be freezing in the house and not have the pilot lit so I asked Vince yesterday if he would light it. He had never done it before so I got the manual out and he got the upstairs and downstairs pilots lit. We’re officially ready for cold weather.
What I did last year was run downstairs, turn that fireplace on (it’s a light switch on the wall that turns it on) and then I’d come back upstairs. The heat rises and in about 10 minutes, I was warm enough so I’d run down and turn it off. That worked most days. Once this house gets warm, it stays pretty warm.
Speaking of warm, the cost of propane seems to be pretty high so we may be using more electric heat than propane fireplace this winter. A friend in Texas told Vince today that propane there was $2.85. We paid $1.45 when we filled our tank this summer. I would imagine, even using the fireplace, we have enough propane to last us a couple of years. We can hope but who wants to guess what propane will cost two years from now!
No charts added. I did order floss to make Twin Peak Primitives’ Santa 2020. Addie loves teal and I had this chart because of the cardinals so I started thinking . . maybe she would like it because Santa has on a teal suit but she’s so “color inside the lines”, she may not like Santa if he doesn’t have on a red suit. I don’t even know if I could get it made by Christmas but I was thinking about it so I ordered the floss. I may see if she likes it and make that for her room instead of a pillow. That’s a big IF at this point. I should probably stick with a pillow for this year.
I wanted a metal magnetic box for holding my needles. I keep them in the arm of my chair when I’m in the middle of a project with multiple colors. I know some “park” their needles on their project but when I’m stitching in hand, I don’t like extra needles in the fabric. I ended up finding a metal box with three Zappy Dots on sale at 123Stitch so I ordered that along with the floss.
I ordered more bobbin cases in hopes that the Victoria Clayton bobbins will fit nicely in those and stay secure. I also ordered more needles – some Piecemaker and some Sullivans.
For dinner, I heated up roast beef and steamed broccoli in the electric steamer. I did use the stove for popcorn but it didn’t make a mess.
Videos I Watched:
I made 600 stitches on Love Your Family. Will post an updated picture after while.
Plans for Today:
Not much other than cross stitching. I’ll vacuum the upstairs and today is the day I vacuum the stairs. It’s not that big of a deal but I don’t like doing it. Laundry is all caught up. Should be a good stitching day. I will get those windows finished and finish the grass and start filling in the hill.