Friday, August 18, 2023

Hemming Curtains


Finally this morning, probably six months after I hemmed the other three pairs, I hemmed the last of the bedroom curtains, for the guest bedroom.

Since I rarely have guests anyway (and have an Aero Bed if I do) I swapped out the full size mattress for a twin xl, gaining enough space for a sewing machine for hot summer afternoons.  And a cozy space for winter afternoons.

During summer afternoons, my upstairs sewing room just gets way too hot.

The next step is to empty out the old-fashioned and bulky secretary, which you can't see here.  Why I've kept it all this time I have no idea. 

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Bedroom Chair


For about a year, I've been looking for a bedroom chair.  A place to sit and read during the cold weather months in my warm bedroom.  It needed to be nice, but it needed to be inexpensive.

A couple of weeks ago, all the stars lined up.  I found this chair at an estate sale, and it looked never used.  Sarah was visiting and could help me load it up.  It is the right color.  It is sturdy.  It's pretty.  And it was $30.

It just so happened that it was the same weekend that Sarah brought my living room chair and ottoman from North Carolina - more on that another day.  

Thursday, August 10, 2023

New Car


I have a new car, and for all that I considered, and considered, and  considered, I'm so glad to have it.  

It's another Subaru Forester, with pretty much the same trim level as I had before.  And because of that, I thought it would be pretty much the same . . and it isn't.  Things have changed in the past twelve years.  Including many more functions, and a bigger screen, and a few more inches.

My favorite thing:  the headlights.  The headlight covers on my old car were ready to be replaced, they were getting discolored.  Now I can see clearly again.  The headlights rotate when I turn, giving me a wider angle of light.   And they turn on automatically at dusk.  Start out on high beams but dim when a car approaches, go back to high beams afterwards.

Now I have an appreciation of why chip shortages are such a big deal.

My old Forester is now at my daughter's house, being fixed up to be ready for my grandson's approaching sixteenth birthday.  He is a little dismayed at the lack of pick-up but his mom is telling him that this is a good thing.  He does appreciate the hatch with the liner for sport and music equipment.  And he was very relieved that there is an aux connection for his phone's music.