Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Here, There, Everywhere

Heather of Firefly Dreams was the 10,000th commenter! Yay, you! Responding to the post I wrote during the craft room makeover, she said:
Right now you can make the journey across the pond and you can do the whole of my house, thank you very much ;) 
That's a laugh! As you know, it took hiring another person at great cost (to my mother) for me to get this far! But I will send you a consolation prize of a puzzle and some fabric. Heather, please email me your address. I do hope people will keep commenting even though the only prize to be won is my gratitude...

In fact, I'm back in the craft room with the organizer today. You may have noticed my to do list over in the sidebar gradually shrinking. On Saturday, the dude and I drove all over hell and high water getting some furniture. I had found a nice dresser in really good shape for a steal on Craig's List. However it was 58 1/2" long. Our largest car can only hold 50". I looked up renting one of those $19.99 pick ups from U-Haul. It would have cost over $75 with all the driving we had to do, so we borrowed my BIL's SUV. Of course, he lives an hour away. So we drove over to Lawrenceville to the SUV then over to the dresser in Doylestown down to ours where we unloaded the dresser. Then we had to go pick up the bookcase at the local consignment shop. It was the last day before they started charging me a storage fee. (The dude asked why I bought it before I had a plan in place to get it home. This from the man who once wheeled a garbage can 2.9 miles from the Home Depot because it didn't fit in the car.) (This still cracks me up.) Anyway, I figured I knew several people with transportation; something would turn up. Then we drove the SUV back to New Jersey to pick up our car. Then we drove back the next day for Sunday dinner. (I asked the dude if we could just ask to keep it until Sunday, but he thought they were doing us a big favor so we shouldn't push it.) (Sigh.)

Anyway, you can imagine that five hours in the car, a stitcher can make some progress. Instead of starting my ninth Crazy start, I worked on my "for show" project (for the old ladies).

I'm hoping later today I can race over to the last day of the Strawberry Sampler's framing sale, but I'm not entirely hopeful that I will arrive before the store closes...

5 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great finish. The old ladies will love it. Great story. I'd love to see someone push/pull a trash can nearly 3 miles!

Deb said...

ROFLOL!! Seriously - rolled a garbage can 2.9 miles! I love it. I have the same problem when I find things - no adequate way of getting them home unless I pay some outlandish delivery charge and it seems such a waste for the additional charge for the Uhaul when the piece you buy is such a bargain.

Fee said...

Think your 'old ladies' will be very happy. Also would love to send Maggie a card for her 90th, how can I do that?

Fee

Mouse said...

oooo well done on your progress and love your dresser story ... glad you managed to get it :) and did you make it to the framing sale ???? love mouse xxxxx

doris said...

Nice "for show" project (perfect name), and the drive wasn't wasted at all. To repeat myself, I love a good drive (as long as I'm not driving). You arranged the pick-up and delivery vehicle perfectly.