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I thought I would share a post that has very little to do with quilting but will let you know what has been going on lately as I haven’t been doing much blogging.
If you are looking for my newest quilt project tutorial – just go back one post for my Churn Dash placemat tutorial.
There was a problem with the Buy One Get One Free coupon that I put in my newsletter.
If you bought four patterns it only gave you the two lowest priced patterns. I have removed the coupon and now there is an automatic 50% discount applied to all orders. Sorry for the confusion this caused.
Mississippi river flooding
I have had many of you emailing wondering how we were doing with all of the flooding in the Midwest, we consider ourselves very, very lucky compared to so many.
Yes, we have flooding going on but we have kept the river out with the wall and sandbag barrier.
We have had two pumps going (I believe we are down to one today), everyday things change. This photo was taken a month ago but shows the pump working.
This was the photo I put in my newsletter so you may have already seen it.
I can’t believe how man emails I got from people saying there were no photos in the newsletter.
Oh boy, Convertkit has updated the email template I use….I’ll have to see what is going on.
Anyway this is our mailboxes surrounded by the Mississippi river, we were so lucky that this is as high as the water got on them.
What a difference three days can make! I just took this photo and you can see how much the river has come down. We are hoping to get mail today.
Flooding since March!
Oh my gosh, I was going through the photos on my computer and found pictures when it first started flooding. This was March 16th and it was cold.
If you were walking on our road, you would think it was level but it actually isn’t.
This part of the road will be flooded long before we have to worry.When we could have one foot of water in our garage level, they would have five foot of water.
I also mentioned that little Mickey got terribly sick over the weekend and we had to take him in to emergency care on Sunday as we were scared that he would going to die.He had no appetite, was lethargic and had blood in his stool….when he could go.
Finally it seemed like he was having trouble breathing so we took him to the vet early Sunday morning.
I knew he hadn’t eaten anything he shouldn’t as I stay right by him when he is outside.
Fortunately it turned out to be gastroentertis which is a virus like a norovirus. Who knew dogs could get that! In simple terms it was an inflammation of the intestines.
Mickey got a shot right away which helped with the pain and is now taking medicine for 10 days. Yesterday he finally got his appetite back and seems like he is back to normal.
I really think maybe Mickey was starting to get sick when this photo was taken. I remember he didn’t seem to have much energy.
Mickey’s hair always looks like I used Photoshop on it in pictures, notice it is finally starting to grow back!
It is hard to believe that we have only had Mickey since the middle of March, he is so much a part of our family now. One of these days he’ll start to look like a poodle again!
Looking at the photos, you would think that Sadie and Mickey are best friends…..nope, still no happening. Sadie is still the boss and if they are close to one another….it is her idea.
In case you didn’t know it, Sadie is now completely deaf and she has learned to watch Mickey so she knows that someone is at the door or it is time to eat.
Builder Bob had cataract surgery on both eyes and is amazed at how well he can now see. Everything went well other than right after surgery BOTH times, he realized he was low on beer and could not pick up anything over ten pounds. Ugh, light beer is NOT light weight!
Gosh, it seems like forever since we have been up at our new house. We finished everything that could be done before it was time for sheetrock.
That is what is going on right now. It gets hung, mudded, textured, sanded, primed and more before it get painted. This process takes about three weeks.
Then it will be time for the flooring. We have decided to go with Dura Ceramic everywhere.
With two older dogs, accidents will happen and it will be much easier to clean up after them. I’ll get a couple large area rugs as I prefer walking on rugs and hate to wear shoes.
Our counter top is ordered, I love the look of hard surface counters but we want to keep our spending down (more money for my quilt studio and man cave) so we are going with laminate counters.
I also picked a white acrylic sink, I really wanted porcelain but was told how much it would scratch and could chip.
Moving my quilt stash
Moving anything up to the new house has come to a halt with the river being up. The last load I took up there required me to haul everything way across my brother’s yard, up by the railroad tracks and then to the car…..I’ll wait until the river comes down again.&n
Selling our river house
We have put this on hold for now. I mean really…..who wants to buy a house that looks like a houseboat!
When the flooding is all over then we will work on getting it sold. People who love the river and want to live by it know that flooding can occur. They will be impressed with the way that Builder Bob kept the river out of our house.
Oh my gosh……I have done so little of that! My pattern writing has stalled, I need to put up some motivational quotes and get back to work in my temporary quilt studio.
If you’re still reading I hope you have enjoyed this little glimpse into our lives.