February 13th, 2018

When the universe speaks...

The not-very-old blinds I am replacing are telling me Good Decision to Replace. Yesterday one of them was broken. It wouldn't go back up. I figured it needed new batteries which is a PIA and also expensive. One blind takes 12 AA's. So I just ignored it.

This morning, all were up including the 'broken' one. Which is another problem. The hub that runs them is operated by an app. The hub/app situation has always been dicey. In the Summer, I set it to lower them all at dawn and raise them again at noon. In the Winter, I turn all such settings off. Apparently the hub/app was having some sort of PTSD episode.

Time to replace The new blinds have a much better hub/app situation and is tied into the Echo. So now when I ask the blinds 'what the fuck???' I get nothing. The new blinds will, with Echo's help, be able to answer the question.

I did finally find the list/photos of fabrics available for the blinds I am getting. Justin will bring me actual fabric samples so I'll be able to tell better but I think I'm going with a kind of a purple/red wine-ish color.

I owe Dr. Lung's clinic $50. At least I hope that's all I owe. But, Dr. Lung has to hook up with the clinic's billing department who then goes to my insurance. I saw him exactly a month ago. No sign of any billing anywhere. If there's no charge to me I'd see a $0 tab. I'm not seeing that either. And it's making me a little crazy. I like to stay on top of these things and I know there's something there, just where... at least it's not the worst health care financial crisis to have.

Zoey just pushed a nearly full glass of water off the counter. It landed on the carpet side so the glass lives and the carpet + padding gets a nice soak.

Ok, time to get some stuff done and then get sewing. I have 2 projects going plus another swim suit to assemble.

Planned vs. Actually Did

I was going to sew up a bunch of fleece patchwork. I have a jacket/cardigan in my head. But, then I saw a bag on Instagram that I needed to try. Bags are fun to sew. I'm very picky about my bag. It must have a cross body strap. It must have enough but not too many pockets. It must be secure enough to land upside own and keep its contents but easy enough to open on the fly.

Such a bag has a lot of small steps and moving pieces. Today's bag is going to be a winner, I believe. I could have kept going on it and finished it probably but I dd need to get a little walk in and other stuff done. So more bag work tomorrow.

The shades guy came by and showed me options and ideas. He's such a nice guy and just fun to deal with. After I heard it all, I ended up choosing the one he recommended originally. The guy knows his stuff. The shades will open from the bottom or the top or both which will be really nice. They work from a remote control, an android app, or Alexa. They are insulating. White/cream on the outside. And I picked SnowBerry for the inside.

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The actual color is more like the swatch than the top picture. 3 weeks. Might be sooner. So 1st or 2nd week in March. Happy birthday to me.

I have no idea what's for dinner but I do have options. And I have a salad (one of those packaged deals from Trader Joe's) so maybe some pasta with butter and that salad... Maybe.