With autumn upon us and winter quickly approaching, like it or not there are things we need to do to get ready for the upcoming season. I find this time of year a good time to get everything checked and make sure all is well before the long cold winter.
Since I am planning to drive to Chicago in a couple of weeks, I took my car in for some routine maintenance. The ‘ole girl is nearly ten now, and like all of us who age, some things need to be replaced and others just kind of re-vamped. I am a firm believer in maintenance, and I think it is important to anyone who wants to keep something for a length of time. It does bother me that so many people just seem to let things go, toss them out and replace them with new things. I suppose I am of the generation that wasn’t raised on that premise. When things broke or were wearing out, we repaired them and gave them new life, and avoided getting new things when possible.
I like that most of what I have is that way. I am not saying that I don’t like getting new things from time to time, but I also take pride in keeping my stuff in good repair and keeping it working. I often get complements on my car because people can’t believe that it is nearly ten. I hope to hang on to it for another twenty years at least!
I had a doctors check up this week, and today I am heading for the eye doctor. I find that my glasses/contacts need adjusting, as I don’t see the computer screen with the clarity that I should be seeing it. In recent weeks, I have made a couple of mistakes on orders when emailing patterns, and I am certain that it isn’t from carelessness on my part, but rather than an inability to see.
While I rectify the errors quickly and without much fuss, I have been finding it uncomfortable and rather straining to read the screen. I know I can enlarge the font of most of the windows that I am reading, but it is a sure sign that perhaps I need another prescription for my eyes. That is the sensible thing to do. So I made the appointment for today and we will see what they think.
With that said, I have been making progress with my drawings. I hope to get things to the point today where I am almost ready for cutting. My actual goal is to finish all the drawing by tomorrow, and then do some cutting on the weekend. I would be happy with that.
I did want to thank you all for making September our best month yet on our site! (Prior to that, August was our “best month ever.” This is getting to be a trend, I hope!) Both Keith and I really appreciate your support and friendship. It really makes us feel good to know how many people are enjoying our designs. We are growing more than we could have ever hoped for and we know we have all of you to thank for it. There isn’t a minute when we don’t appreciate each and every one of you. We always try to do our best .
So it is off to the eye doc for me this morning. Hopefully things will go smoothly and things will be adjusted properly and I will be on my way. The car is still having some work done, and I should get it back in a day or so and she’ll be as good as new. When winter comes, we will both be ready.
Have a great Thursday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"