This Might Work

We need a few things that our Denison Albertson’s and Walmart Supercenter don’t have so I used the Walmart app on my new phone and did my online shopping with the Walmart Neighborhood Market across the street from our chiropractor’s office. We will pick up our order after our appointments on Thursday. Ta Da! It was pretty easy and I have tomorrow to add to the order if I think of something else.

I picked up an online order from that store once before and the parking spots are right across from the side door where they bring out your order. I was on my way back home in less than ten minutes from the time I parked and let them know I was there. Now that I have the new phone and the Walmart app all I’ll have to do is check in from my phone when I arrive. Nice. I could get spoiled.

The electrician will be here first thing in the morning to get to work on our outdoor lighting and we are both looking forward to it. We’ve managed to get several home improvement projects done lately and there are more to be done, including a whole house Generac generator and a propane tank to run it, and more gravel and better drainage for the driveway. There’s always something when you own a home and property.

Brad got our back door fixed today. He’s been meaning to redo the hinges for ages and finally got around to it. The door hasn’t wanted to latch properly and the key has been difficult to turn in the lock. The holes where the screws go in the hinges have wallowed out and the screws were too short anyway. Now it’s all tight and snugged up with extra long screws so we won’t have anymore problems.

And he figured out how to change some settings on our new phones. We haven’t been able to answer the phones when they ring but now we are good to go. It took about an hour to find the right menu and navigate back to it after he found it, but now we can tap the green phone icon to answer or use the up volume button, either one. And we can hang up by tapping the red phone icon or use the power button on the side below the volume control. Apparently, the phones were set to answer by swiping across the screen but we didn’t know that. It was super frustrating, but it’s all fixed now.

I’m continuing on with knitting more washcloths, this time for the kitchen, to use up what’s left on another cone of cotton yarn. I can take some of the older cloths to use for cleaning and scrubbing and have some nice new ones for the kitchen. I can easily knit one new washcloth per day and I should be able to get four or five out of what’s left on this cone.

Brad is puttering around on his computer and I’m trying to find something to watch on TV while I finish this washcloth. Looks like it’s going to be Tombstone on BBC America, which has been on for a bit. We love that movie, one of our favorites. We are constantly quoting lines from it, as is Audrey. We’ve got it on DVD anytime we want to watch it, but since it’s already playing on TV I’ll enjoy the rest of it while I knit.

I’ve been knitting while reading on my Kobo lately…easy to do with plain garter stitch washcloths. I’ve read all of the Cat Who books many times and I splurged and bought all of them for my Kobo. I also downloaded the Kobo app on my phone and read the last of one book this afternoon while my Kobo was charging. If I already have a book started on the Kobo reader it is easy to access it on the Samsung Galaxy. When I finish one book the next one in the series pops up on the Kobo reader.

I never was able to find all of those books on Amazon for my Kindle. I still have the complete set in paperback and I’ve been thinking of giving them to our grand-daughter, Sarah. I need to check with her mom first, but I’m pretty sure it would be fine.

Brad is piled up in his recliner with his afghan and we are going to finish watching our movie. Have a blessed Tuesday night, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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