It's been a week... and what a week it's been!
The record low temperatures over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend shattered record lows of 90 years. It caused a freeze in a 4-inch water main in the small water system that serves our small neighborhood. Small as in only 60 or so houses are on this system. Dave is the president of the board as well as the head maintenance guy for the system.
The "fun" began early Tuesday morning with a text message stating that a residence had no water. Uh-oh... bad news. As other residents began their days more calls and messages came in. It became clear, very quickly, that there was a serious problem.
After determining the location of the freeze (a section of line that crosses a deep cut where railroad tracks once existed) the team of professionals and volunteer residents were able to separate the system so that the 15 houses without water would once again have water service restored directly from the system's pump house. The remaining residents were unaffected (including our house) since we were supplied by the direct line from a water storage tank.
However, because there was no way to refill the tank, we would need to conserve water. This means no long showers, dish washers, or laundry. Dave was gone most of the days, though still nearby, so I had extra time for quilting and sewing.
And, honestly, I never realized just how much time is taken up with doing laundry! As was not typical, I had just done all of the laundry just before the freeze... (God's timing and wisdom is just amazing) So, we are doing fine with not needing to go naked... yet. With fingers crossed and our prayers spoken boldly, we hope to have water full, yet temporarily, restored by Tuesday. But... as things have progressed, it has been determined that there are multiple leaks within the system in both sections. **sigh**
Enough of my whining... here is what I got done!
I completed the custom order of a table runner that looked like the Colorado flag as well as a set of 4 soup bowl cozies. You can read all about them on the Red Letter Day story.
I prepared my semi-annual supply of file holders to be sold to gunsmithing enrolled in the program at the local college. These help the students to protect the pricey investment of files they need for gunsmithing and allow them to be contained in one place for easy transport.
And finally, I quilted our grandson's Denver Nuggets quilt. How fortunate that one of the jerseys I included in the quilt was "15"... and Tyshan turned 15!
What will the coming week hold, other than water woes?
I am preparing to announce a sew along! I'll be piecing blocks, determining layout options and writing patterns. The announcement will be made when I host TGIFF ~ Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday. Be sure to come back and plan to join that party as well.
This week's Sew & Tell feature is Brenda at Songbird Design. She shared her pretty little batik bird sitting atop a spool of thread as her center medallion of her Stay At Home Round Robin quilt. Lovely! I've included the link to her post with the details of the event. Check it out!