Friday, August 4, 2017

CLOSING OUT JULY



July was not the month I expected it to be.  What a whirlwind month. We celebrated the Fourth of July with a cookout at my brother and sister-in-law's new house.  What fun!  I went to lunch with my friends Carol and Donna.  And then there was the big car crash.  I thank God no one was hurt but our car was a total loss.  I loved that car so much.  And it has been a big job to get all the insurance taken care of and get a new car.  But as of next week all will be done.  I will be so glad when I hand over that last check.

My sister lost her sweet dog Cody this month also.  He was the best dog ever,  She had him for many years and is lost without him.  Many tears have been shed over his loss and not just from my sister.

Our washer also broke this month.  We had to go out and buy a new washer and dryer.  The guys who delivered it were not happy that the doorways in the house were so small.  And when they tried to take the door off it wouldn't move.  The house is 100 years old and the door has been in place almost that long.  So after having the appliances delivered ($), having to have new plumbing put in ($), and having to get some new electrical work done to accommodate them ($), we are finally up and running.  More electrical work to be done this month.  Or next.  But hopefully this month.  I just want it all finished.

I did get to visit the farm.  I haven't been there in a long time.  And one night Joe and I went to dinner at IHOP.

Best news was that we got a beautiful new car that is way better than anything I ever thought I could afford.  I took the new car to Lancaster County where my sister and I went to celebrate her birthday last week.

That's the month in a nutshell.  I wonder what August will bring.

I am still working on my temperature afghan.  Here's July's section.


You can tell it was hot.  The yellow days here and there are the 70 degree days.  The pink are the 80 degree days and the red are the 90 degree days.  I never realized how hot Philly gets in the summer.

It is now so large that I can't show you the entire afghan.  But here is a huge part of it.


My Breathtaking Views Calendar for July is the California coastline.  It looks so beautiful  Wish I were there now.


 Only a few July @ 9 p.m. photos.  I'll try to be better about it in August.

July 16


July 16

And so that's it for this month.  Hello August!


 


12 comments:

  1. I loved this post, Kathy, and I am so glad you have a new car!!! That is too bad about the washer/dryer and I am sorry you had to have plumbing and electrical work done to accommodate them. What a mess!! But, it will be worth it to have it all done and behind you.

    I feel bad for your sister that lost her dog. It is like losing a family member and so sad.

    Are you doing a four season afghan? I love the colors and how it marks the year and temperature for you. What a great idea...and fun.

    Hope you have a good weekend, Kathy, and that you and Joe are both healthy. xo Diana

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    1. I saw the Afghan online a d it was called a temperature Afghan. Each day I knit one row to correspond with the high temperature. I guess it could also be called a four seasons Afghan.

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  2. July has been quite the month for you! Ups and downs and things worked out! The afghan really is getting BIG! What a fun idea - I remember when you started it. Awesome!

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    1. Ups and downs for sure! The afghan is over half done now and it's big and heavy.

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  3. What a month! Even keeping up with your blog,I didn't realize all that had happened in such a short time. Sorry for Elaine...and the car. The afghan is..WOW! Hopefully August will be a better month!

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    1. A lot of things sure happened. Glad you like the afghan.

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  4. Oh my! It was a month and a half. My son and family are just now in the throes of shopping for a new vehicle to replace the former one. My daughter-in-law is healing well. Thanks be to God.

    You must be loving the new washer and dryer, though getting it set up wasn't easy. It is always fun to see the temp quilt. I suspect it will have nice symmetry to it once you get to the end of the year.

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    1. I wish I had had more time to shop around for a car. But the day after we found out the car was a total loss and how much money we would be getting, the rental place called saying I had to return the car in three days. Glad your daughter-in-law is getting better.

      I am not allowed to touch the washer and dryer. That is Joe's area. And last night the electricity went out to the outlet. More electrician woes.

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  5. Wishing you a happy, less expensive, and trouble free August!

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  6. Kathy, Your afghan colors go so well with the California coastline photo. Such pretty colors. Honey, it was cold here Friday and this morning it was in the 50's...now it is in the 70's. Wow crazy weather. I am so glad things are settling down at your house....seems we can never get ahead, always something broke or needing replaced. Blessings to you and Joe. Hugs to your sister, for her loss. xoxo, Susie

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  7. What a month you had! im glad you like your new car. Here's hoping that August will be kinder to you :)
    Love the Afghan....it was a hot July here too. Today is beautiful....hopefully for you too!

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