Oct 24, 2014

Hit me like a ton of bricks

That's what it felt like when I received Mary Lamin.  Why?  I've seen the design before and liked it, contemplated purchasing, forgot about it, waited to include it on a larger order, forgot about it, then it hit me.  I need it I want it.  Now.  What up with that?  Then I opened the envelope and fell in love.  Seeing a chart in person is a luxury many of us do not have and no matter how good something looks online, it's always better than expected when the mail comes.  A tough decision will be coming, whether she or Mary Spinney will be the next project.  Harriet Hazlin did not arrive and is on backorder.
 
This afternoon the sun is shining and I'm going for my injections again.  Every two weeks.  It will be a nice ride (I'm making Carole take me) taking the older road along farms and foliage. 
 
Many of you recommended throwing stuff out the window, but her cape cod has windows only in the back, directly above a triple picture window, in front of which she sits.  Can't get out the door either without passing her.  I'm keeping some family items and her fancy glassware, utilitarian items, wearable coats and such, but after all is fought and won said and done, I am getting estimates from companies for the cleaning.  So far, two agencies said they will not move furniture and will not rinse walls after washing (she has an oil furnace).  I'm still making calls.  Her son is worse than she is and would keep everything because someone may be able to use it one day.  He has had ADHD since childhood and goes from one thing to another without completion - I would get NOTHING done!  His son's girlfriend has a little boy who has been getting disability checks since he was three years old for being "hyper". No medications. Smart kid.  He told me he is disabled and gets $650 a month for it until he's "legal", plus free "tooters" and "rappers" if he wants them.  I assumed he meant tutors, and wrap arounds but that's not how he spells them ..  he turned five last spring.  Compared to how Carole's son was growing up, this disabled kid is no where near hyper, distracted, unfocused, forgetful, learning deficient, overactive, uncontrollable, emotional, reckless.  Chris was.  He's better as an adult, but still distracted and lacks focus.  Not the best helper!
 
Enjoy your weekend.
 
Thanks for visiting.
 
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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are awesome.
I'm so excited to see what you do with the new chart - I always like your color choices/changes better than the originals. You have great taste!
SF

Maggee said...

You have quite a few new charts... Looking forward to progress pictures of whichever you work on! Sorry that it is so hard to get help to clean Carole's house. I find it interesting that a 'kid' knows he is playing the system for $650 a month! Apparently it is easy to do... sad to hear tho.

Barb said...

You do have your hands full. It always bothers me to hear of people taking advantage of the system! I have had people in my own family that did just that , like 6 months of pay when you re out of work!!! Love your new chart!

Pam in IL said...

I don't even know what to say about that 5 year old and his disability.

Mary Lamin is lovely and I'm sure whichever one you choose to start next will be the right one.

C. M. Designs said...

Looks like you have a lot of happy stitching in your future.. I like the looks of the one you show today and know that you'll do it "proud"..
I hope you'll find someone who will do the necessary cleaning and won't charge you and arm and a leg..
The little boy must have had some "tutoring" to know how to get what he's getting..
Take care. I hope to stitch a sampler for myself one of these days.. I love them.. Maybe you could recommend one for a beginner to do ?
Charlotte in Virginia

Mary A said...

I have spent 27 years teaching sp. ed. It comes as no surprise to me that this little boy knows the system. What will this boy do when he turns 18? It's a big jolt when he will have to produce documented evidence of a disability.
Good luck with your sister. It's hard when they don't grasp their situation.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I do not envy your position. I wish for you the strength to make it to the end of the cleaning - and sme good chocolate!

kelley said...

And I thought Mom's house needed lots of decluttering...you're a wonderful sister for tackling the house...maybe you can bribe the guys to just be the muscle...you hand it over and they carry it down...can someone take your sister to get her hair done maybe...and lunch...

Kim said...

The Sampler is so primitive, had never seen this one before. Cleaning out someones house is never good, lol..... Can't wait to see what Sampler you choose!
Kim~

Vera said...

Love that new sampler. Ah...taking advantage of the System. I know so many who do...it aggravates me no end. I say a few words and then folks get angry. It is tiresome. Good luck with the cleaning -- hope you can find someone to do it for you.

Margaret said...

I love the new sampler. Colors, house at the bottom -- I'm happy. lol! Good luck with all the cleaning out. it's never easy, and it sounds like you're on your own too.

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