It's been a busy weekend so far. Hubby rented a bucket lift to get his ham radio tower completed and antennas put on it. A friend came to help and it took them all day. Tomorrow, he want to use the lift inside the barn to build a a wall over the house side. Most people leave that space open, but they must not have to contend with the wind like we do. We have had things blow over and break up there, and some things have even blown off the edge. Having a wall between all of our stuff and the garage will also make it easier to get barn swallows out of the garage. However, the last straw for Hubby was when he found a mud dauber's nest inside one of our boxes, plastered to his snakeskin boots. The horrors! I was afraid the cat might fall off the edge, or that I might trip or get dizzy and fall off, and Hubby is afraid for his boots.
Last week, Hubby built a closet in the corner of the attic, and I put together some wire cubes for my sewing and crafts. The cubes are all assembly required and I had used them to make a four story catio. Now they are reassembled into 32 connected cubes. Buddy The Cat, who didn't care for the catio at all, has been giving each cube the comfort test. So far, he is torn between the one with old sheets and the one with batting scraps.
BTW, this is a closet under the eaves. Hubby put wood on just the walls so stuff wouldn't fall into the wall space below. I know it looks odd.
The weather today was absolutely perfect. Low wind and very warm, the perfect day for yard work. Or it would be perfect for yard work except that I hurt my back Wednesday night. All I did was pick up the laundry basket filled with wet jeans and I felt a sharp pain in my lower back. I went ahead with my chores and it continued to hurt, but not excruciating. By the time I went to bed though, it was a constant sharp pain and I couldn't find a position that relieved the pain. I would say I tossed and turned all night, but it hurt too bad to turn over. Thursday morning I couldn't get out of bed. I finally managed to inch my way to the edge of the bed and rolled onto my knees. Lifting my legs hurt, lifting my arms in front of me hurt, sitting hurt, standing still hurt. It all hurt. Walking was less painful than anything, so I kept moving. By mid afternoon, the pain was better and by evening, it was down to the level it usually is after standing on my feet all day. Whew! I worked it out. But no, the next morning, it was as bad as Thursday morning. I had to drive Friday afternoon and pressing on the brake was a killer. When I got home I was worse than the first morning. But by evening, it was better again. And this morning, it was only slightly better than the last two mornings. Now it is just a dull pain again. So I'm a little concerned about tomorrow morning trying to build a wall with twelve foot long 2x6's. And all this because I picked up a basket of laundry. Housework is dangerous!
I probably won't be online tomorrow morning to link up to Kate and Donna's blogs, but here are my reports anyway. I used a quarter of a yard (that I actually counted) and didn't add any fabrics this week. I found time to sew every day this week, so I'm still at 100% for the week and month and up to 91% for the year.
How are you doing with your stash and daily sewing? Good I hope. I can see where I am going to be spending more time outside soon with the extra hour of daylight starting tomorrow, so I'm trying to get in as much as possible. See you soon.
I managed to sneak away for a few minutes during lunch break, and am linking to:
Life in Pieces