Fired up the van (Steve & Kim will grasp the significance of that) and drove it to Ottawa, Kansas Sunday where we picked up a stove, storage cabinet and, most importantly, antique Singer sewing machine from Becky’s mom’s house. This is a foot-powered Singer, weighs a ton, with some very colorful painted decorations of the sort not seen on any kind of consumer goods for decades. The cabinet could use a little restoration, but Becky is quite pleased. Maybe later I can add a picture of it here.
The dandelions were rampant and about a foot high and I would’ve fired up the lawn mower but the splint that holds the handle together (Steve & Kim will know what I’m talking about) broke (again), so I paid the kid next door (Steve & Kim will appreciate the irony) $20 to mow the yard. He earned it. 😉
I’m noticing a couple of bugs in the blog program, so sometime soon I’m going to upgrade several of the files, which hopefully will not result in changes visible to anybody but me, or it might crash the blog for awhile. If so, and if anybody even notices, bear with me and I’ll get it working again sooner or later.