The offending part with guts on the outside - does anyone else see a ship's figurehead on the side? All in all, best $189 I've spent in a long time!
The "what a relief" sno cone that I bought after the A/C was fixed...
Overexposed shot of my dumb dog lying in the sun that morning. We were sitting in the backyard because for a while, it was cooler out there ("cool" being a relative term at that point, probably around 86 degrees) than it was in the house. Paco, who was panting and so miserable inside, insisted on sitting in the sun. Goof!
Needless to say, Wednesday was pretty much a washout. I went to the mall for a couple of hours to cool off, but didn't buy anything because I was worried about the repair bill. Well, and also, I didn't need anything. Lately if it's not yarn or running gear, I'm not interested.
Speaking of yarn - here's a sneak peek at some of the supplies for my next project. Cones of ecru cotton - I have been using Hobby Lobby's 40% off coupons, which brings the price for these babies down to $7.79 each. Can't beat that! I need one more cone and then I can begin, but I can't tell you what I'm making as it's going to be Christmas presents for family, and they read this blog. If you are really curious, email me and I'll tell you. Boy oh boy, this is a fun blog to read - here's what I'm doing but I'm not telling you what it is. Nice.
For this project, you hold three strands of yarn together and knit on big needles. Another challenge, but I think once I get a system going (mostly of holding the cones), it should work out just fine.
I have been fretting about having all of my eggs in one basket - er, all of my photos on my computer - for a while now...I'd hate to have the computer break and lose everything. I tried to upload them to a storage thing in "the cloud" but took forever, so my next option was an external hard drive to use as a back up. Normally this is something that I'd pass off to my crack tech support team (i.e. Jeff or the kids) but no one has been here much lately, so I actually did a little research (OK, I read Amazon reviews) and then went to Best Buy and bought one - go me!
A terabyte of storage - hopefully that will be enough. I have A LOT of pictures!
And look - I actually installed it! Obviously it wasn't difficult, but I even got the thing to run on my computer and got everything backed up. Seriously, GO ME!!!
This morning I have the cable guy coming out to get the outlet working in the bedroom - I rearranged the TV to a wall with a dead outlet...haha, it figures. I feel like such a responsible adult, taking care of all kinds of things this week between the air conditioner, the computer and now the cable. But in case you're listening, universe, this is enough, OK?
Tomorrow morning while Jeff flies to Alaska for a conference, I'll be running 7 miles again. The really exciting part is that we are moving our runs back to the area where we used to run out of - I am so happy about this, as there is much less traffic, nice wide sidewalks and shoulders to run on, pretty neighborhoods, and a sense of familiarity. It'll be like coming home! The rest of the weekend will be spent laying low, as it's the first home football game of the season, and I don't want to get anywhere near the hordes of fans that will be infiltrating our town...yes, I am a party pooper when it comes to football.
Have a great weekend!