I’d forgotten until the receipt arrived yesterday that I’d set up a gift, going forward as a monthly donation, to the scholarship fund established in my father’s (go ahead and read his bio if you haven’t already done so before – or honestly even if you have – he was pretty nifty, right?) name at the University of Florida.
Here’s how to contribute (yes, I know this won’t be relevant to most of the people who read my blog, but it’ll give me a good way to remember how to find this information when I inevitably need it again in the future):
PO Box 117300
Gainesville, FL 32611
Attn: Cody Helmer
Any donations should reference account F017429.
Happy (belated) Father’s Day, daddy. I miss you.
It’s time to start labeling the quilts I make. My usual graphic designer created some labels for me with lots of space for handwritten details.
…reasons why I adore my husband: his wicked & awesome sense of humor.
I got my hair cut on Saturday. This morning I washed and styled it all by myself.
My best one yet. I’m really getting the hang of this free motion quilting thing.
Next up? It’s a mystery really; I’m reaching the point where I have fewer “must finish” projects, and more time to finally contemplate my own quilt. Oh, oh! And I have to set up my NEW QUILTING ROOM!
But you can be sure there will be more photos of quilts soon.
Lemons: Elspeth was rear-ended today on her way to work.
- No one was seriously hurt
- Her car is still drivable
- The other driver was insured
- She’s in the market for a new car anyway
- I learned so much from the last time we were hit (see here) and I’m dying to leaverage that new information
- Did I mention that no one was seriously hurt yet?
Here you go! I really love how this one came together.
… Attached to my new car.
Finally a way to drive backwards at high speeds, a la Tom Cruise in the not entirely forgettable Reacher.
There’s GPS too so I don’t get lost on my way to Hazel Robinson Amphitheater twice a week.
And here Ernie is in her new home.
2013 Nissan Sentra with 1118 miles
Bluetooth enabled phone thingy with so-so voice recognition
175% better gas mileage than my 2001 PT Cruiser
Or, as one reviewer put it: Lots of bells & whistles for a nice price, for those customers who value content over dynamics.
It’s like this car was made for me.
We considered the 2012-2013 Prius as well but found it less comfortable and comforting. Perhaps next time.
The quilting is done! Next up: make the binding, and then apply it to the quilt.
I believe this will finally ship out the week!
In other news: Els & Dorothy have moved to their own home, the cats are going crazy, and we bought a new car.
It was quite the weekend.
I’ll introduce you all to our Nissan Sentra some time this week. I think her name may be Ernie.
Lemons: replacing the master cylinder, rear engine seal & modular clutch assembly will probably cost more than $1000…
Lemonade: I like shopping for reliable cars…!