As quilters we develop a deep appreciation for the details that people put into their work. Some of my quilts have a strong attention to detail and some don’t.
This isn’t a “details” quilt. It’s going to be a utility bedspread for one of the twin beds in the guest house. Eventually some kid will probably throw up on it after a day of junk food and rides at Kings Dominion. It doesn’t mean that I like it less than a quilt that I spend more time on but this one is just for fun. I got this far during craft week at the river. All that’s left is the outside border and then it will head for the quilting pile.
I did spend quite a bit of time arranging the blocks but once the top was done I saw some areas that could stand rearranging. Anne convinced me to leave it and I decided that would be the best path. I could spend days rearranging blocks on this quilt.
While I was working on this Friday Chris was home waiting for the technician to move our satellite dishes. All in, I think it took over 5 hours and it was worth it. This guy paid attention to every detail!
He ran the cables so that they could com out under (and be hidden by) the downspout. He even ran a short piece of PVC pipe to run the cables through so that they would not get cut by the weed trimmer.
You can barely see the cables coming into the box on the side of the house. The cables come out on the inside of the house just above my sink and he hid them behind the sewer pipe above the sink.
I can tell you that whoever installed the dishes on the other side of the house did everything quick and dirty. It was nowhere as neat as this and the system wasn’t grounded properly.
Details are nice!
I don't love having the dishes right next to the guest house but this was our only option without cutting down 6 large trees (about $6000 given where they are).
The storm we had the Wednesday before I left really caused a lot of disruption. We eventually learned that lightning hit our phone box at the end of the street burning our line and our neighbor’s line. I think when they fixed it that they didn’t hook up the right line for our house and that’s why we had to wait an additional 3 days for phone service. It was incredibly annoying to try to get in touch with a human at Centurylink. I really dislike that company.
I believe that the power surge that came in on the phone line is what fried out internet, fried a light bulb in the basement and turned on the steam shower in the middle of the storm. I don’t have proof of that but it all happened at one time.
Now I have 3 of these in the house! My brother is an electrician and lectured me about not having UPS with battery backup and sent me the Amazon link to this one. They are about $60 each and well worth it. Our even was tiny but was still a huge hassle.
Now the TV is on one, the sewing machines are on one and the modem and router are on one. FloMo doesn’t need one because her outlet is on the light switch. I turn off the light switch and the power to the machine is cut. It’s like unplugging it every time I leave the room.
I hope everyone had as nice a weekend as we had at the river. I got to kayak both days and got in a little sewing. We ate a lot of crabs, set off fireworks and sat on the dock watching this sunset and singing in a light rain.
We moved the party to the porch when the real storm blew up but everything cleared just in time for fireworks all up and down the river.
It was perfect.