I hate video games, they are limited in my home. But I have fallen victim to one.
Most people would not consider this a game, but I do. It's a ridiculous waste of my time and it's on this screen I am looking at right now, and that makes it video.
Yup, we leave it open on the PC and, at various times throughout the day, we stop by for a few moments and add on to our dream home.
It's educational in a way, you might say. True, but it's also sheer fantasy. This dream home has about 30,000 square feet, and that's NOT counting the 20 foot wrap around covered porch with complete wrap-around deck above.
But, if you need a fun distraction through the slower winter months, have at it. It's free for home use and you can have 3 plans saved.
Don't let the small size of the grid fool you. We quickly pushed the limits and found the grid expands as you build on, and on, and on....
Yesterday we went to can the last of those pears and apples I'd not gotten too. And they were way too far gone.
So the horses got some nice treats, and the compost pile is a bit larger. And my back porch is emptier.
Michael has just about gotten his school work done and we are heading out to sew with friends and practice dancing.
Here was last week's get together.
One young girl was in a wheelchair all last year. She's out of it, and dancing for her is slow and a bit shuffly, but she is having a wonderful time.
Ashlee and Elaine, at my place last week. Working on an overskirt. I had to sneak this photo!
And Leah, helping me fix my dropped loops in a knitting project for my daughter.
And would you believe this amazing sewing job! Ashlee is just learning to sew, and she was so happy with her progress on the skirt, that she went and got herself a pattern and is sewing this cute sundress, all by herself! I am ecstatic to see her discover a talent she did not know she had.
Last week I also began to try to work on this truck again.
Typical beater-type truck: can of starting fluid, and a pair of pliers to be able to open the hood, since the handle broke off.
It's so bad to leave a vehicle uncared for, but I have not been able to get to it. The tires badly need to be moved as they are developing severe flat spots.
So we got some handy old mobile home skirting sheets that I keep around for this kind of work.
And we needed to see about draining the old gas out of the tanks, as it goes bad if not used. I turned on the key to see how much gas we were going to be dealing with in the two tanks, and found that I had no power at all.
Time to drag out the charger again.
Put your red on positive, and the black on negative, then plug the charger in.
And don't let this fool you. For some reason, the charger reads full at first, then it slowly drops over the next hour or so, then begins to come back up again. I'm not convinced I have a correctly functioning charger...
Underneath the truck, I find an exhaust pipe that has broken off the muffler which is help up by baling wire.... bummer.
I do locate the two tanks, and follow the hoses coming out of them up to this little unit, of which I have no idea what it's called. Generally, I'll look this up, but I have no time at this moment, as I am desperately trying to get off to sewing again!
And that's where I THINK I will need to be working if I drain the tanks. However, I've got to get the electrical problem fixed first, and the (hopefully) charged battery is sitting on the truck cab floor, waiting for me to grace it with my presence.
Seamstress by day, grease monkey by night...