First my gas & water story :) This week the gas company was replacing lines on our road and my connection as well as my neighbors, since these were from 1917. They were here on our street for 3 days. ( Phone pic through the window )
I had to be home on Friday, since they’d shut off the gas and then needed to come in to check all of the appliances once the gas was turned back on.
My poor yard…not the best time of year for this sort of thing; it’s not as if I could spread some grass seed out there. They also dug up my big Yucca, and it sat out for half a day before they replanted it. I hope it survived the shock.
After that, they filled in a big hole ( big enough for 4 guys to stand in up to their shoulders. )
Shortly after that, I heard some strange noises from the basement…a sort of gurgling sound in my pipes! I went out to tell them about it…and there was water pouring out of the hole that they’d just filled in. They had already called the water company. THEY left and within an hour all of the construction equipment outside was from the water company now.
( The minute that I saw that water leak though, I filled the bathtub for flushing the toilet, and filled pitchers and pots and pans and the sink with water. ) Well, they fixed it all and were done around 4:00. I ran some errands, cooked dinner, etc.
Later on, I went up to change into pajamas and I drained the tub. Within 5 minutes after that...What are the ODDS? I heard a loud BOOM! At first I thought it was in the basement but nope…that water line had exploded outside and there was no water service to the house. Pouring down the street and rapidly turning to ice in the 20 degree weather.
No water to the house… I called them as well as our borough street department since this would all freeze and they’d probably need to come out with salt. The borough manager was here within the hour….and he explained that the water company would have to come with lights and whatever was needed to fix this overnight due to the ice problem. He had also called them. They were slow to arrive.
They turned off the water and left but at some point returned and fixed the line. Whew.
Meanwhile in my last post I’d shown that I had finished the center of the Flower Basket Medallion. It’s a Kim McLean pattern but I wanted to do something different for the rest of it. I ran through a few options ( a hexie border, a border of pieced triangles, etc. ) but in the end I decided on an applique border.
Here’s the center :
Here is me roughly sketching something out on freezer paper for the side borders ( never done this sort of thing before )
Wish me luck :)
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