Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Dab of This and That Ramble.....

Hope everyone enjoyed the long holiday weekend, and enjoyed lots of yummy food.    Schools in my area have been back in session almost a month, yet in other parts of the country schools just started back this week. Hard to believe Summer is winding down.
One of Those Days: As hot as it was, I had a few errands I wanted to run today.  However...There was a glitch in my plans. Fluffed and puffed just in case I ran into someone I knew, out the door, in the car and turned the key - Ooops! It tried hard but would NOT turn over. Long story short - Call to road service, diagnosis equals new battery. Got that taken care of. Dang - the price of car batteries these days !!  
After standing out in the heat too long while dealing with the car issue, decided to cut the errand list short, picked up lunch and came home. Word of advice - don't eat right after getting too hot.
Another item on the agenda was to take pics of some jewelry for one of my daughters that she made, so got it set up on the patio table where the sun would shine on it  - what happened? Batteries in camera were "deader than a door knob"  (where did that expression come from??) !
I immediately checked my  phone to make sure it was charged.
Just one of those days.....
  An Update:  Some of you may remember the big kitchen project my daughter started a while back...
 Work in progress
 Her renovation project changing her kitchen over to a vintage beauty was on hold due to so many other things going on in life.  Well, it is really on hold now !!

They got up to water on their kitchen floor recently. Short story - water line into kitchen sink ruptured.  Bottom line - large section of floor damaged.
Needless to say, she is NOT a happy camper. Dealing with preparing meals, cleanup, etc., under adverse conditions while the cleanup/repair work is done can be over whelming - especially with 3 children.
When I had to deal with water damage several months ago, it was not near what she is having to deal with (thank goodness).

So - kitchen renovation,   and   pickle and jelly making shut down for now.
Odds and Ends:  Had planned to have a finished jewelry project to share this time, but just did not happen. Hey - I started on it, so does that count?
 Daughter sent me a picture of plant that  grew up in the middle of some daylilies, and ask me what I thought it was. Who Me?!?  I Love flowers, but know little to knowing about them.  Actually this was not a flower, but a sorghum or millet  plant.

Where did that come from ? Well.. Seems the "Little Red Head Cupid" dumped some bird seed in the flower bed last Spring. Yep!  My suggestion to her was to keep an eye on that  flower bed as there is no telling what all kind of seeds were in the mix.
I have to admit I am ready for a break in the high temps. I like Fall and looking forward to cooler temps, just not what follows.
How about you - What is going on around your abode ?
Dab of This and That


20 North Ora said...

Hi Glenda! We've been having really hot weather also. It's almost not worth getting out.

Talking about the millet growing reminds me of when my son was ten or twelve. He had a canary in his room. Course, they throw seed everywhere. We had new windows put in and they forgot to drill the weep holes in the storm windows. We had a heavy rain and it came in thru the windows. A few days later, Johnny came in and said "Mom, we've got to mow my room". The canary seed had gotten wet and grew grass in his carpet. We still laugh about that to this day.


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

When it rains, it pours. Sounds like one of those days with your battery problems. Hopefully you're good to go now and that was the last of it. Love the color of your daughter's kitchen cabinets, but not the though of all that water.
Bring on the Fall weather!!

Our Hopeful Home said...

Sorry about the car battery, I've had that happen more times than I care to admit (mostly when I was a college/grad student with no money and a junky car!) Hope your daughter's kitchen troubles clear up soon.
xo Kathleen

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

I agree with Betsy, above, when it pours! Loving what I see of the newly renovated kitchen, tho. Keep us posted..and didn't I already tell you to stay out of the heat??

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

It always seems like if one thing goes wrong, other problems will follow. You had a Bad Battery Day! So sorry about your daughter's flooded kitchen. Yikes!laurie

xinex said...

Oh I am so sorry for the flooding in your daughter's kitchen. I hate water damage. You probably remember I had them too on our wooden floors in the family room and halls and my my mom's bedroom SO much work. On the other hand, I like the paint she is doing in her kitchen...Christine

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That is amazing that schools have been in session for almost a month there! Do they have longer vacations during the year or does school let out earlier in the spring?

I'm so sorry about your daughter's kitchen floor!

bj said...

I am SOOO loving her color choice in her kitchen. Looks awesome.

must love junk said...

Sometimes 'life' get in the way, doesn't it? ;)
Hope you and your daughter have better days ahead!

Patty Antle said...

The kitchen cabinets look so nice - so sorry to hear about the water problem. We had dripping from our ice maker tray on the front of our fridge and the repair man had to come out to our place to fix it. You just never know what could go wrong on the house. Hope you are staying cool Glenda.

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh so sorry about your daughters woes - that can be so overwhelming.

It's going down into the 40's tonight - woo hoo!