Here I was minding my own business, last Sunday morning. I turned on my shower to heat up the water and to my surprise it NEVER heated up.
Yes, you guessed it… The beast decided to take the day off – FOREVER!
So being the practical kind of girl that I am, I called my home warranty people, scheduled an appointment for their plumber to come out. That should do me right? WRONG!
After talking with the service tech aka the Plumber guy, I found out that while my home warranty will cover the water heater, the install, the haul away and even the earth quake straps, I was going to be out an additional 320 dollar for “Modifications”. Talk about sticker shock, here I am thinking sure I’m covered for the complete install, only to find out not so fast!
So yesterday, as I’m still showering in tepid water, I made some calls… Warranty people first, then my reliable plumber Joshua’s Plumbing, who is amazing if you live in so cal and need a fantastic plumber who won’t screw you over. and then made my decision. I took the cash out option, so I could have Josh install the new water heater. When all is said and done it will cost me $40.00 more to have Josh do the work than some plumbing outfit I don’t know, but I know that having it done by Josh means it will be done right!
So come this Sunday… hot water will be MINE!
In the mean time … it’s time to get cracking on homework, only one more week till finals for summer semester. YAHOOOOIE!
Crafting… It’s what I do for down time. As those who read this blog know, I cook, sew, garden, cross stitch, knit and more. I recently rediscovered my love for crochet, thanks in great part to my friend Nikki. We had a lovely day at Newport Beach, CA enjoying the sand, sun and swimming.
While watching kids frolicking in the sand, sail boats floating on the waves, swimmers making like Nemo, cutting through the waves and body surfers catching the rolling waves, riding them into the shore, Nikki brought out her granny squares and started to crochet.
Nikki reminded me just how easy and portable crochet is, unlike knitting, you don’t need to bring full skeins of yarn with you, just small balls of yarn, a hook, and scissors, for those pesky color changes and you are in business. She gave me a quick lesson, showing me again how quickly a square comes together. Being a lover of making my holiday gifts for my nieces and nephews, an idea sprang forth. I decided to make Miss Megan, her first granny square blanket. This keeps alive the tradition that my Grandmother, Ruth Mitchell, started when she made the first of her blankets for my sisters and I.
Last week, I swung by Joann’s fabrics and crafts, found some lovely yarns in baby pink, deep rose and white, picked up a new hook and decided i was good to go. I found a video on YouTube
Watching the video, I gave it a whirl and this is what I came up with.
I now have 12 of these made and only have a ton to go if i plan on making a blanket the size of a twin throw!
So for now, I will keep on making these cute granny squares and will start putting them together when I am done!!!