Friday, October 18, 2019


This was the gorgeous beginning of the sunrise this morning after dropping Emily to school at 7:15. Yes Mom, I pulled over onto the grass on the back way home to snap this photo out of my car window. A beautiful reminder to be thankful for what we have.

Yesterday was my bowling day. I had to drop both kids to school before as Greg headed over to his Dad's rehab center for a shuttle to an early doctor appt. It was nice to see the ladies again - I missed last week as I was with Mom and Terri in Lakeland at the hospital with my uncle. He passed on Monday and is now in the arms of his wife up in heaven. 

I picked up Emily and walked into a hot house! It is still warm in Florida although we had a cool day yesterday thank goodness - high of 81. It was cooler outside than in the house. A call to the AC people and they sent someone out late afternoon. Great service - love our AC folks. The bad news... need a new compressor. The good news..... it was finally cool last night in the 60's and we got to sleep with windows open! It was cooler out on the porch last night at 68 degrees so game night was held there and we also  had dinner there (home made Chinese - the kids first time seeing the Wok used - Moo Goo Gai Pan and Beef with Snow Peas - both kids want this added to the rotation!) 

The next set of 4 blocks were released for the Ella Maria Deacon Quilt Along. Block #5 was hand pieced this week - the ohio star. I am regretting not making it with the dark blue I have used in all the other blocks... but there are 84 blocks total and it will be all kinds of blues so I think in the end it will be fine. I'm excited there is a peel applique block this month. I have been wanting to make some peels....hopefully this will hit that wish and I'll be able to stop! I really don't need a new project. I get to make another of the 1st block this month too - I think I'll swap the light and darks in those triangles.

The estimate on the new compressor for the AC came in this morning. It is on order and hopefully we will be up and running by Monday evening. Unfortunately it is not cooling down more than 70 at nights over the weekend with 80's for highs. Better than summer temps in the feels like 100+ though!
As for me - working in the garage office (no window and no air) is out - so I'll be working on the back porch today!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

beautiful sunset!!


What a beautiful sunrise--I seen a fairly nice one this morning around 7:10--though nothing as bright as yours--thanks for sharing that photo--
Sorry about your Uncle passing--I always thought families got larger--but have learned they really get smaller with time!
Love all your blue blocks--they are coming along nicely!!
and I think you will be having rain all day Saturday--so maybe that will be cooler than if the Sun was shinning--!!
Have a cool week end--
luv, di

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

You have had a stressful week and I am sure the sunrise gave you a great lift! So beautiful.

Ugh - no air! We are in the time where it is cool for a few days, then boom heat coming back, then cooler, etc. This will go on for another few weeks and I hope we settle into a nice temp of 70's in the day but I am a dreamer!

I love the darker blues on your blocks. You are doing a great job. Stay as cool as you can considering!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Glorious sunrise, Deb! So sorry to hear of your uncle's passing. It's good that your Mom and sister were able to come down beforehand. Bowling time AND sewing time this week? Good for you!!