Thursday, June 17, 2010

Radio Silence

Sorry for the lengthy absence! A few weeks ago lightning decided to strike our ginormous pine tree. Above is a picture of part of the gaping wound. It goes all the way up to the tippy top of the tree. Now the thing is literally bleeding sap. Poor baby. We hope it survives. Our neighbor across the street called a scientist friend and he thought it should make it. The surge fried our computer (which we just bought in January), the washing machine, heater/AC, and our Treager grill (it plugs in). All of my sewing machines and my husband's guitar amps made it. We were very lucky in end. That stuff is all just stuff and it could have been a lot worse.

I enjoyed the last few "un-plugged" weeks, believe it or not. I didn't even sew one stitch! I'm testing another pattern for Patterns by Figgy's and am waaay behind. I really need to get busy. I got it cut out last night and then the power went out due to some heavy wind. Sheesh.

I've been kickin' butt at the gym and have lost about 9 lbs and have lost several inches. A total of 3" on my full bust alone. Awesome! Speaking of, I need to get going over there right now so will post more later!

I've missed you all!


beangirl said...

ooo, I was just thinking a few days ago "What happened to Heather??" and then there you are. Whew, glad you're ok. That lightening thing is scarey!

Can't wait to see some photos of garments with the New You (you know, whenever... no pressure or anything. LOL)

Heather said...

Aw, thanks! It's nice to know somebody's thinkin' about me! ;-D

You know, I'm kicking myself in the butt for not taking before and after pictures. I really should do that...

angie.a said...

Hey, there you are! I was just thinking of you too! I thought maybe you had had a little vacation or something. Stupid lightening. Glad nothing serious was destroyed. :)

And woohoo for your weight loss!! I've been soooo not following my plan to the letter since getting out of school. much harder it seems to follow the plan while at home. Oops.

Millie said...

I have been wondering where you were too! Wow, dramatic! I hope everything gets replaced ok and that you get on top of the sewing. And that the tree survives.
Does the decreasing bust need new bras?...Well done on the weight loss. You're doing a great job!

Heather said...

Thanks everyone! And, yes Millie! My bras are becoming quite baggy!

Everything has been replaced/repaired so we're good to go. We were without air conditioning for only a week and it was before it really started getting hot, thank goodness! Being without a washing machine for 2 weeks really sucked though!! I was beginning to wish I had and old wash tub and board. We did hit the laundr-o-mat a few times. I didn't realize that had become so expensive! It was almost $4 a load!


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