Saturday, August 31, 2013

End of Summer.

I have no idea where this summer has gone.  It seems like just yesterday we were crying in our flooded basement - that was back in April.  Now it is the last day of August.  The basement is now dry - it took them until July to get to us to do the work that needed to be done.  We now have channels around the inner basement walls - a sump pump with a marine battery backup, and a dehumidifier and air purifier to hold down the mold and mildew in the air.  We have started rebuilding my quilt studio and Dave's work room, but it is a long process.  The walls have to be put back in.  Everything has to be repainted we have to make sure ALL the black mold is out and my back keeps going out.  What a pain!!

I did get some reading done in July -

For the Love of Mike by Rhys Bowen
Sweet Starfire by Jane Ann Krantz
Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci
The Tale of Castle Cottage by Susan Wittig Albert
Home For a Spell by Madeline Alt
Finger Lickin Dead by Riley Adams

All of the authors are old favorites - I sort of needed the security of old favorites when everything is in such an upheaval.  Have any of you watched King and Maxwell - The TV show based on David Baldacci's characters from several of his books?  I love the show and was really disappointed that they only made 10 episodes.  I really hope they pick it up again and made a lot more.

I haven't gotten a lot of my blocks made for my Women of the Bible Quilt this summer.  I just can't seem to keep up with anything right now - of course the sewing is strewn from one end of the house to the other so it is really hard to find what I need.  Anyway, I did get a few new one's done.  Hopefully by the end of the week I'll have some more done - this redo of the basement has slowed things down a lot.!

Women of Endor
Abigail - Wife of David
Queen of Sheba
Esther Queen of Persia
Elizabeth Mother of John the Baptist

Woman of Abel
Tamar Daughter of David