Saturday, July 16

A Tiny Wrist Corsage + More Rants

Working at the flower shop on Friday, I learned a new way to make a wrist corsage, which is especially nice for younger girls. It is attached to a slightly more than 1" wide double-faced satin ribbon, which gets tied onto the wrist in a "shoe-string" or double-loop bow. I enjoy learning new ways of doing things!

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Remember my recent rants?  I have more (and you must be tired of hearing them).  I shall rant on; however.....

The upstairs heat pump went out two days ago. The capacitor (whatever that is, and it costs a small fortune. 

The plumber was unable to find a re-build kit for my old faucet - so it has to be replaced - another small fortune spent (or will be soon.)

The yellow algae in the pool has come roaring back with a vengeance. Apparently it really likes the Alkalinity Up and the 8 pounds of chlorine and quart of algaecide I put into the pool over the last few days. Sheeeesh!

I'm still waiting for the new stove hood to arrive, and the new stove top cannot (should not) be installed until it does. So......nearly two weeks after the new one arrived here, I'm still waiting. BAH!!










15 comments:

Star said...

Rant away dear Judy. The corsage does look just right for a young lady .

Peruby said...

Aw man! When it rains it pours at your house, too.

Arkansas Patti said...

Oh Judy, I sense a boils and sores period when annoying things come in bunches. Lets hope this is a mini.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

It all seems to come in waves when it comes to home ownership. Usually when you least expect it. Sorry to hear about the house junk.

I love the wrist corsage. It is darling.

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful corsage, Judy.

For the inquiring minds who want to know: Normally, a capacitor is an electrical device that stores an electrical charge. It is, essentially, two materials that will conduct electrical current separated by a "non-conducting" material. A capacitor is used to keep the electrical current from flowing until/unless a sufficient amount of electrical charge (enough to overcome the "non-conductance" of the "non-conducting" material) has accummulated.

If that doesn't set you to giggling, Judy, you really are beset by your problems!
Cop Car

kenju said...

Cop Car, I'm not giggling - I'm marveling at the extent of your knowledge!! Thanks for the info.

robin andrea said...

Sorry you have so many things to rant about. I hope this rant season ends soon, and all good things unfold for you.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are the kinds of things that make you KNOW FOR SURE...Nothing is as it used to be....UGH!!!! I am with you on your ranting, my dear!

Lovely wist corsage, Judy....!

LL Cool Joe said...

We are having a new cloakroom fitted and it's one problem after another. I think that's what's made me ill!

Good luck with yours!

Granny Annie said...

Well now I feel guilty because my refrigerator/freezer is repaired. Woohoo!

Granny Annie said...

P.S. I want one of those wrist corsages for my granddaughter Hope. It would be so lovely...for about five minutes before she got it caught in a tree. LOL

Ginnie said...

Love the wrist corsage. As to the reasons for your rants ... I used to say "it could be worse" but then it usually was...so I just try to grin and bear it !

srp said...

We have already replaced one capacitor and maybe a second one soon and this is a relatively new house. At least I think it is a capacitor... or some such thing. With mom still in the hospital, I don't have time for this. I was most distressed that the three days of lower temps and lower humidity passed me by and I was unable to do all the work back behind the fence in the tickland that I really, really, really needed to do. I still have some plants that desperately need to get in to the ground.

Pat said...

Isn't it such a bore when household thing go wrong?

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I love this wrist corsage. It looks like a gardenia which is my favorite flower in the whole world.

House stuff going on here, too. This morning my handyman took all my kitchen cabinet fronts off to refinish, a major undertaking, and did some bathroom plumbing. Verizon came to switch out my phone # which the alarm company was using to monitor our whole building. My daughter has an opportunity to buy a small house locally and I told her she is crazy. If I didn't already live here, I would be renting about now.