Will I get to post tonight.......??
YEA!!! It looks like I can! If you've worried that I had fallen off the edge of the Earth sometime during the past few weeks, worry not. Movable Type, at least my little portion of it, has been very quirky lately, and there are times when it will let me type a title, and then it locks me out of the body of the "Create Entry" form. I haven't figured out what's going on. It's possible that I am here today thanks to T's efforts. She hosts my blog, and may have figured out what's going on. To be on the safe side, I'll thank both the gods and T for their help!
Let's see... In the past couple of weeks...
The youth group brought my Mother's things upstairs, and two days later they brought up the boxes of business data from 1986 through 2002.
My siblings came to have a family meeting, and looked through Mother's things. We shared what was of value or sentiment. My youngest sister helped me put the books out on my sewing table, three lines of books six feet long. The kids brought more books, and we lined them up on the floor the width of the room. My oldest sister came on Wednesday, and we chose books to save, and boxed or bagged the rest for the library and Goodwill. We had TWO CAR LOADS of books to donate! Mother was a prodigious reader!
I asked the Salvation Army to collect about a third of the things, and the rest Dear Husband and Second Son have helped to take down to the garbage.
I've spent the better part of the week and all of yesterday afternoon and evening going through the boxes of papers. I went through our personal papers and my Mother's papers, while DH worked on the business. I finished what was left of the business papers this weekend. I pulled most of the paper clips, even after I discovered that they could be shredded. We'll never have to buy paper clips, dividers, or binders again! I think I have 40 or 41 boxes for the shredder, lined up along the back of the fireplace.
This past week, like most of you, we've had heat in the high nineties. It seemed rather warm as i worked on the boxes, and finally I checked the vents. No cool air on the north side of the house. It turns out the motor had crashed, and then something blew in the unit, putting holes in the copper tubing. Since the unit is 22 years old, we decided to put the money into a new air conditioner. The earliest they can get here will be Tuesday, the day Scraps on a Mission meets here. With the air conditioning from the south side of the house and all the fans running, it should be cool enough for the ladies to work on quilts.
I have a lap quilt pinned and ready to quilt. I was so busy this weekend I didn't get to it. It will be the first time I have quilted using my new sewing machine, so I'm looking forward to having the chance to work on it Tuesday.
Dear Husband went to Lake Michigan this weekend to sail. We had major storms last night. He decided that it would be wiser to come home, rather than to try to sail with all that lightening, but he had to wait for a lull in the storm to row himself to shore. So, he was home by 1:00 or so, and I had some help with the boxes.
And that's about it for now. We're all well, and busy and hope that you are, too!