Monday, November 3, 2008

Life Back To Normal.....Sort Of

The last few weeks have gone by in a flash. Due to computer problems, I was unable to post any pictures and I don't know about the rest of you, but a post without pictures or images is missing a great deal.
Kris worked on my computer on the weekend and I am back in business. I am beginning to think that the computers we buy get a mind of their own. The first one we had years ago seemed to last so much longer and caused me a lot fewer heart aches.
Any way here I am once again.

I finished the baby afghan while the computer was being crabby. This one I did in yellow and white. Turned out not too badly (if I do say so myself). I will be parceling it up tonight to go out in the mail tomorrow.

I also got to help Harvey put the window into the hole in the wall in the basement room. I am sooo very happy that this job was completed before the weather got too bad and we had to contend with a foot or two of snow as well. Here is what the room looks like now.

Now he is busy with the wiring for the extra plug in I wanted and the baseboard heater. Hopefully those will be done quickly and we can finish dry walling the rest of the room and fixing the dry wall that is already up. Harvey dislikes this part of the job intensely, but if we want the room finished by Christmas it needs to be done. I have picked out new paint colours and the material for the curtains. We both need to pick out new floor coverings however.

I received my second blogging gift from Brenda.
Some lovely wax melts, they infuse the room with the smell of maple sugar, one of my favorite things. A lovely stuffed pumpkin, which matches my decor perfectly, an embroidered linen dish towel, perfectly gorgeous note paper (which is something I never buy for myself) and a pound cake, which Harvey started to nibble on right after I took this photo.
I have her third of four parcels almost ready to go and I hope to have it in the mail by Friday. This has been so very much fun.
Well I guess I had better go and visit everybody.
Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.


Mary said...


I'm glad that the basement is coming along and that the window is in. It will keep a lot of cold out during the winter. We also need new windows, but after doing the apartment renovations, we need a break. Maybe next year.

Love the parcel. The note paper is very pretty. I never did receive my swap parcel. That is the second swap I've participated in when I didnt' receive anything. I'm not sure if I will take part in others.

Take care and thanks for your comments. I'm glad your computer is back in business.


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am glad you are enjoying the swap. It has been alot of fun. Have a great week...m...

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I'm glad to see all is well. I kinda have to say I agree with you pictures help a post.Your basement is going to be so nice. We don't have basements in Ca. But it would be so nice to have that kind of extra space. The baby blanket is so pretty! You do such a great job on all your hobbies!

Brenda said...

Girl I have worried so much about you. I LOVED my box and that was the best Chocolate I have ever had! thanks so much and I can't wait to get your Christmas box sent.You have been a special partner.

DW said...

Love the afghan, Jackie. Very pretty!

Kelli said...

The afghan is so pretty. That yellow is my favorite color. :0)

Brenda said...

Jackie, I know you think Im a nut. I have shipped to you twice and can not find your address any where. Can you please email it to me. I have your Christmas box ready to go!

Linda said...

Hi Jackie...the baby afghan is lovely...I really like the soft yellow yarn.
Your room is moving right along, it sure will be nice to enjoy this Christmas. Have a great week...hugs, Linda

Mary said...


I have added your name to the Christmas Book Swap. I'm so glad you are participating.

Enjoy your week. I hope it is a good one. We've had snow flurries off and on since last night but no accumulation.


Brenda said...

Just wondered if your Christmas box arrived? It has been sent off for awhile.Please let me know.

Mary said...


Could you please email me with your mailing information for the Christmas book swap. I thought I had your address but apparently not. The partners have been matched and I will forward your partner's information as soon as I hear from you.

Hope all is well with you.