Washer/dryer

For the last couple of summers, my washing machine has been occasionally staining our clothes with streaks that look a little like oil.  This summer, it badly stained one of my costumes for work at the Noble House and my boss had to take it home and work on it to get the stain out.  She told me about a repair guy that she trusts, and when I told him what happened, he suggested I try powdered laundry detergent rather than liquid.  That seemed to work at first, but then… Continue reading

“You’re perfect, Mark!”

Checking back in my blogs, it was July 17th when Mark and Merih bought a used car for Merih.  However, the car needed a bunch of work on it.  Mark has been spending evenings and weekends on it, and a couple of times on his day off, Merih has come over to help.  It was obvious last time, though, that Merih was beginning to give up hope of ever getting to drive it this summer. Continue reading

Hats 4 Hope

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “Africa”?  For me, it’s heat.  I think of savannahs and jungles and deserts.  But apparently, it can also get quite cold.  Mothers and newborns have been dying of hypothermia in Tanzania.  Karen Klemp and Jane Krogstad have started a program called Hope 2 Others to put together kits of things to help mothers and babies survive, including warm hats.  Nancy Zieman, a famous quilter, is encouraging others to help by making heart-shaped hats from this pattern that you can print off your computer:  http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Hope-2-Others-Heart-Shape-Hat-Pattern.pdf.
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