Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fitted sheets are a pain to fold, and when the elastic gives out, they’re a pain to put on beds. I’ve known the elastic was shot on the twin bed sheets for some time, but would much rather sew new stuff than repair old stuff so replacing the elastic continued to sit on the back burner of my mind. I didn’t want to replace the sheets, because even though they weDSCN2047re old, they were still in quite good shape — except for the elastic. Comes the time when I am ready to put the sheets back on their respective beds after having family stay this past weekend and there was that elastic issue staring me in the face. I resolved to do something about it before I remade those beds. I was surprised at how cheap it was for 1 1/2 yards of 1/2″ elastic and felt duly guilty for having put off such a simple task for so long. Now I have one sheet done and the other one is laying here waiting for me to get it finished. It takes about an hour and a half to two hours for the complete removal and replacement of the elastic, but it will finally be done! One thing off that crowded back burner!

Robert has been celebrating his 75th birthday today, starting with his free Grand Slam breakfast at Denny’s. Right now, he’s downstairs profiling the DG that he added after laying the last bit of track. We’re expecting delivery of his new AirWire controller and battery for one of his locomotives, and I’ve placed calls to several of our suppliers, ordering more rail, track ties and rail joiners. I hope this is the last of it, but you never know until you’ve placed the last piece in, whether you’ve ordered enough or not. He says he’ll need another couple yards of DG, and I expect he’ll get that either tomorrow or Saturday. Meanwhile, the railroad is looking really good and the cars are rolling like silk, with no wiggles or derailments.






Be safe, be well, and please know that you are loved. Life can be very painful at times, but each new day is different and with it is the opportunity for healing and solace. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. My hobbies include creating art with fabric (quilting and sewing) and paper (cardmaking), reading, writing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad), travel and volunteering. I owned a secretarial and desktop publishing business years ago and was a professional proofreader. I closed my business in 1999 when my husband retired, but I continue to enjoy proofreading and editing for e-authors. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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3 Responses to Thursday, February 8, 2018

  1. 67andgood says:

    I’m very impressed, not only by the size of your train layout, but also that you put new elastic on the sheets. I’ve had a few like that over the years. We used to have a water bed and the flat sheets hardly ever became untucked due to the weight of the water bed walls.

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  2. mageb says:

    The track layout is coming along. So very glad Robert is well enough to work on it. You two are wonderful. 🙂

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    • tehachap says:

      We’ve made trips to nurseries in B’field two days in a row now — have LOADS of plants to put in. Lots of nice color… I’ll have to make a list and post some photos. Hugs!


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