The pitfalls of windfalls


Thank you everyone for your input on the beginning workshops.  It wouldn’t be me teaching it.  I’m working with someone that is wanting to build her teaching repertoire and we were discussing just how it should be taught.  Unfortunately, we rent a room at a local college and don’t have a permanent space so we can’t extend the hours into a longer class.  While we do have until January to work this all out, it looks like we’ll at least be starting with pre-warped looms.

Last week I took a vacation from work. Tuesday through Monday. Seven glorious days to just relax and enjoy life. On Thursday morning, I went to an estate sale and bought some weaving books. The previous owner had stashed some money away in one of those books and let me tell you, I was doing the happy dance and thinking of the new toys I could buy for myself, and some that The Man could buy for himself.  That night, we ended up taking The Man to the emergency room for some severe stomach pain.  They ran some tests and couldn’t find anything, saying he may have gastroenteritis and he needed to make an appointment with a doctor as soon as possible.  Yesterday we went to the doctor, and he wants to do an endoscopy tomorrow. He thinks husband may have an ulcer that was caused by bacteria or some such thing.  While we do have insurance, by the time we pay the deductible and the percent of the bills, there goes that found money.

Also yesterday, I noticed one of the sprinkler stations was still running.  It had probably been running since at least the night before.  Long story short, the whole sprinkler system is hosed. Thankfully, it’s the time of year when we actually get some rain once in awhile so fixing it doesn’t have to be done today.

Money in, more money out.  Boo.

Oh, and I also bought a 24″ 8 shaft table loom at the sale.  More on that later.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elisa
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 11:28:18

    Sorry to hear the Mr is doing poorly – hope it’s something minor that can be resolved quickly (and inexpensively).

    How many looms does that make for you now? The big one, this one and . . .

    Reply

  2. majorasue
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 14:39:05

    But at least you had the found money to take care of things, instead of being out of pocket. Still, it is fun to dream, isn’t it?

    Reply

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