I do think the old Singer is worth fixing, or at least getting an estimate. It is metal, plus it is pretty small & not hard to find a place to keep it. I think I paid $12.00 for it when I was a teenager & I have never been able to part with it. I tried selling it at a garage sale, but decided to keep it. It has always worked, until the last time I tried it about a week ago. Great for those quick mending jobs. I will also get the Baby Lock fixed. I got my brain engaged & realized there are probably places in Columbus that can help me with it. I googled it & yes, there are several choices. ( the Internet search also brought to light that I had been spelling the name wrong). Columbus is also an hour or so drive away, but I go there frequently, because my DD2 lives there. So I have a plan...
I agree you tube is great. I figured out to change the bulb in a rear projector TV back a few years ago & was able to bring it back to life with a $99.00 bulb rather than a $350.00 repairman visit.
Went " Krogering" today & pretty much just bought stuff with WhooHoo stickers. The cashier even mentioned it! They had round steak buy one/get one & I got brave enough to ask if they would run it through the cuber. The meat lady was charming & did it right away! Stopped @ Drug Mart & got Arid deodorant for $1.00 each. Also got a free movie rental there w/points. Got Sully. Last week we saw The Accountant.
Now I have sheets in dryer, towels in washer, will make pork chops & boiled potatoes for dinner. Tomorrow we are having scalloped potatoes & ham from the freezer.
Dh helped me in the garden again this morning. I got in 15 minutes of exercise digging out more dandelions. This is more exercise than I have had in months, but is likely to be an ongoing battle. We need mulch but can't get it until the community garden opens for weekends next month.
That's a cute machine Winkie!
Got corned beef in the crockpot for dinner. It is beyond beautiful out today, we took a bunch of houseplants out for sun and air. They are looking pretty ragged after being wintered over indoors.
Going to work on crafts this afternoon.
03-18-2017, 11:49 PM
Nice you got into the garden CH. Those 15 minute sessions will add up. I need to do the same. I used to be pretty active, but got sick around the first of the year & became a slug. Now I need to build up my endurance.
What kind of mulch do you get? We get mulch from the county, for $15.00 a truck load. They grind up all the trees, limbs, etc, compost it, then sell it. I have only used it on the flower beds. They also make leaf mulch & we haven't gotten that, but it seems like that would be good on my vegetable garden.
03-19-2017, 12:22 AM
WEll there ya go Winkie -metal,sentimental and a place to go. I was actually at S.A. and they had 3 machines w/ cabinets but everything seemed ratty and expensive there today. We went to s second one and I got stuffies for the dogs. DH found some computer cartridge for $4. that would retail for $100.?? so he says.
So ok. Angelic fluffy snow landed. It was pretty. Now its slop. Can we be done now. Trash tomorrow will be annoying and I'm tired of all the extra effort it takes to do the simplest shopping. The dogs have cabin fever and wore themselves out tearing up several new stuffing filled toys,then slept. GLad they run .25. It cracks me up when mikey and hunty each take a side of a long armed monkey and tug. Mikey is using minimal effort at 100# and Hunty is really seriously giving it his all at 40#. Mikey is so good hearted w/ him. Hes a good dog its not his fault if hes tigger on a Rottweiler frame w/ a beagle brain.
I accomplished about nothing today.I vow to kick it up once next week starts. Snow lulls me to coma...
03-19-2017, 12:31 AM
And I am sore from just that 15 minutes of work. Ugh. Going to spray weeds tomorrow, invasive honeysuckle and wintercreeper.
I can get hay bales from the community garden for $5. We can also get free mulch from the city, but it's very chunky sometimes and I've been warned that it has herbicide in it so we don't use it in the vegetable garden, just certain parts of the yard.
03-19-2017, 09:34 AM
Must confess I love old sewing machines and playing detective to identify what the mysterious "accessories" are and do. I used to like the sewing.about.com forum where people posed questions and I would try to answer. No, my Rocketeer is not pink, it is tan. All I really use is straight and zig-zag stitch. It has some decorative ones that I rarely use. I had found an old library book "Speed Sewing" that I found useful so I bought my own copy from Amazon. It gave me a lot of good ideas relevant to old machines. https://www.amazon.com/Speed-Sewing-.../dp/0442224885
Working (paid) again today. Drudgery. It is overcast with rain/snow mix. Don't expect any accumulation but we need the rain. I will to bake later, bran muffins and bread. Need to make another pot of soup this week for my lunches.
Went to Gsons soccer game yesterday and then to the casino with free tickets to see The Commodores. Great concert and I won a little money to boot.
Today I am going to finish weeding the garden, sweep the front porch, and probably nothing else. DH did manage to get most of the mowing done yesterday morning, but he still has the weed eater and push mowing to do in smaller spots. Keeping my fingers crossed that it will get done by tomorrow. It is suppose to be in the 80s all week here. Unbelievable.
03-19-2017, 12:59 PM
well, we have some sun and I'll take it.
Doing a little bulldozing in the bedroom. Got a load to toss in. Hanging a bunch of clothes washed when i was dizzy but couldnt hang.
My sugar was good this morning and I am under my first milestone. Hopefully I can keep heading down.
DH left at 9 a.m. for another trip fpr a week in s.carolina. Actually vert close to 50/50 this year. More travel than ever.
Made my goal of 12 months EF and bought a new desk top last night from SAMS club. They had free shipping and $100. tech discount so it tipped me. That and this computer is unusable w/o great irritation. I got an HP ENVY 5i 6400 processor w/ 12GB memory.1TB Hard drive Windows 10. Item #810570 (4/11 the tech discount goes away) Came w/ new keyboard and mouse but I will use the old monitor for awhile. DH is irritated-too bad. The unit was $499. and tx. He said it is a good machine and the reveiws are good. Anything will seem almost magic from the old grampa computer. So in 5 days it gets here. I may let Dh install it. He loves to play w/ computers all day everyday.
Well once again-super duper you guys are garden envied. We have mulch available at the DPW if I wanted to drive all the way down but no delivery. Most of the times its just chipped materials.
03-19-2017, 01:56 PM
Supposed to be 80 today (but cold again during the week). Slept late because I hurt all over now. I am so out of shape. I hope I can loosen up enough to go spray weeds later. FW, my garden is not worth envy yet. I hope you enjoy your sunny day. I wish DH would mow, the yard is already 6" deep, but he got grumpy at the suggestion that there is MORE gardening to do yet so I doubt he will leave the house all day.
03-19-2017, 02:03 PM
fw, congrats on the new computer. And sorry about the soupy, slushy snow. N. Georgia has gotten some this year but not us.
Tine, happy belated birthday!
Gbug, oh, James Taylor, I still love his music. What fun that will be!
CH, Winkie, dlrcpa, and anyone I missed, Hi.
Yesterday and today I've been washing throws from the den, the sofa slipcover, my clothes, mine and DH's towels and sheets, etc. 8 loads total but I hadn't done laundry in a couple of weeks. I hope to pack away the heavy throws and just keep out a couple of lightweight ones because it's still chilly in the mornings. Went to church and breakfast. For the rest of the day I've got Bible study homework, menu planning, and need to cut off turkey and package it for the freezer.
03-19-2017, 04:28 PM
Sure would like some ooomff today. I am weak and wasted. I need meat I think.
CH-grass is an enviable thing right now. I have snow,mud,slush.leaves and filthy doggie print all over the downstairs. I opened the window and aired it out.
03-19-2017, 05:24 PM
Glad you were able to open the window for some air. I dragged myself outside and sprayed the honeysuckle and some patches of wintercreeper, and cut the vines growing in the lilacs. Will need to follow up in a week.
I wish we had snow and slush, it would mean we had enough water in the ground. It was a record dry winter and is shaping up to be a dry spring. We have even had burn bans in effect on windy weekends, it is so dry. My summer water bill is going to be a killer. Which reminds me I need to ask DH to hook up the rain barrels in case we get some this week.
It is 85 and climbing... need to put iced coffee latte mix on the grocery list...
03-19-2017, 06:46 PM
My challenges are to get my 8x11 mixed media canvas done and my junk journal 30 lists done, both for a couple of online swaps I am doing.
I reserve Sundays to do as I want, listen to music/podcasts and work on art. Husband has other ideas but I'm standing my ground for my "me" time. Housework can wait until tomorrow when he's not home to be under foot.
The canvas is coming together and the junk journal needs some additional decor and will be ready to hit the mail tomorrow. I may have to hot glue the flowers onto the canvas but we'll let the white glue have a chance to set. Otherwise it may be ready for tomorrow's mail also.
03-19-2017, 08:28 PM
dlrcpa- thanks for the link! I watched that video & a couple more. It really is a sweet little machine, but I never really investigated it before. The lady that sold it to me said it was Canadian- well now we know that is not the case.
ILC- 8 loads of laundry? Amazing!
It's still in the 30's around here. Most of the snow is melted, there is a little left in the shady areas. We have a to of lawn work to do before we ever mow. There are branches down all over.
I did very little today. Went to church & served lunch. DH made popcorn for supper.
Everyone have a great evening.