View From My Window

Monday, January 17, 2022 — Today has been another really good day. I finished the first of two Quilts For Kids quilt and have it ready to go to the long arm service, along with my quilt of Valor.

Quilt of Valor
Quilts For Kids #1149

I have one more quilt kit to make up but thought I’d get these going because I still have to spend time binding the quilts and applying the labels.

Robert did a lot better today, with no confusion. Very nice. He’s obviously been thinking of the home over at Mountain Aire Estates, because he asked me if there were any features about the house that I’d given thought to. I told him no, not that I could think of. Next he said he wondered about the windows — would they be double-pane? I have no clue, but I would expect not because of the age of the house and the fact that the windows appeared to have original wood framing. I did notice skylights in the roof, which I have mixed feelings about. No sense in ruminating about things we have no control over or know anything about. Time will reveal all.

I’ve almost finished the 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle I bought at the thrift store last week. I’ve been repeating the mantra, “There’s pieces missing in this thing!!!” but, ever so slowly, the holes are being filled. LOL Another dose of patience, if you please.

I was considering going to the market in person today to do the remainder of my grocery shopping, but to be honest, this latest COVID variant has me more than a bit concerned because it’s so contagious. Plus, apparently people can have the virus and be passing it around without showing any symptoms! Not good. So I decided I would just go online and order, then pick up the groceries tomorrow. I used WalMart and when I got to the checkout, it appeared that part of the order is going to be delivered. It must have been something I did when I added the item to my cart. Ah well, it’ll get here one way or another. One really good thing is they had the appliance light bulb that I need for my oven. The light went out on it last week and I’ve had the old bulb and the clip that holds it into the back wall of the oven set out on the kitchen counter. I’d been meaning to go to Home Depot to buy the replacement bulb but, again, I’m just not comfortable leaving the house to go into stores. It was bad enough that we went into CostCo and then to Carl’s the other day. Much less that I went into the church on Saturday and met with those quilters. I don’t know where my comfort level is when it comes to being out and about and risking exposure. Never in my life have I gone through something like this. Bizarre and dangerous.

Please be safe. Take care of yourself and be sure to tell those you love that you love them. We’re all in this together, and if we take precautions, I like to think that eventually we will see less infections and for sure, less deaths. Blessings to you and yours.

About tehachap

Happily married and retired, my hobbies are quilting, reading and anything to do with trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad). My husband and I have truly enjoyed our retirement, 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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7 Responses to View From My Window

  1. 67andgood says:

    My experience with the partial home delivery with Walmart is some items are not in the store and have to be shipped from elsewhere. I do understand your concern about being out and about. I feel the same way. Wearing my mask whenever I am out makes me feel better even if it doesn’t really make a difference. I do notice a lot of people still wearing the masks. As for the skylights, my experience has been that if you have someone give them a good chalking, they should be fine. They really do help bring in the sunlight. The quilts are lovely, you do such good work.

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    • tehachap says:

      Thanks so much for your input! I have zero experience with skylights so it’ll be a new thing for us if we do decide to buy the house. It’s been a long wait for us, but I’m beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel! LOL And thanks for the explanation about Walmart. Interesting… As for my quilting, I have next to no confidence in my abilities. But people seem to like my work, so if they’re happy, I have to be happy as well. I’m thinking I’ll donate the Quilt of Valor to the Fire Dept. here in town. Should be good…


  2. Ellen Abbott says:

    Yes, it is very contagious but much milder especially if you are vaccinated. Everyone I know who has gotten it this go round has not been very sick. I imagine we will all get it eventually no matter how careful we are.


  3. Joanne Noragon says:

    Apparently we will be living with this virus forever and ever Still, I suppose, no good reason to rush to it headlong at our age.

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    • tehachap says:

      Amen. I’m happy to skip it completely! I picked up my groceries this morning and they’d put a fresh pineapple in with the rest of my order. Surprise!! LOL I think it was to replace the crushed pineapple in a can that I had ordered! Ah well. I was back home in less than 30 min. Nice… now if I can just get that lightbulb to screw into the back wall of my oven, I’ll be a happy camper! Have given it a good try but failed to ‘launch.’ LOL Set it aside and will try again tomorrow.


  4. As you know, I’ve ALWAYS enjoyed seeing your quilts. I wish I’d known to ask you to teach me when we were closer together. My mother used to quilt by hand and I have her last quilt that she made for my second youngest daughter. By the time we got our youngest, she couldn’t do them anymore so I decided I’d hold onto it so my youngest wouldn’t feel left out, or that gramma didn’t love her, too.

    I’m understanding all of Robert’s phases and variations of mood. It’s a tough road to walk whether you’re walking it yourself, or walking beside a loved one.

    Love reading your voice. Hugs.

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  5. tehachap says:

    All smiles at reading your comment and remembering our times together. So very glad you’re still in my life! I hope to be making quilts for some time to come, although I do admit to sending them out to a friend who has a long arm quilting machine. She’s very fast and I don’t mind paying someone to make my quilts look good! LOL Yes, dealing with Alzheimer’s takes a lot of patience. Tonight, Robert came in to say our bedroom was 65 degrees. I asked him if he’d put on the space heater in the bathroom and he said, “Yes.” I didn’t know what to say at that point so just smiled and said, “Then you’re good.” Hugs and do stay safe–hello to Andre for me!!


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