We've had a lot of service people in and out - the last one came today to clean the chimneys. The good news is that they were both in perfect order and he didn't charge us a thing! The hardest "service" issue has been internet. We've spents hours and hours trying to make 2 different wireless routers work to no avail. I finally got my computer connected on the second try, but it was my little netbook that revealed the problem - my studio has too much interference between where the router is located (Mr. Squash's downstairs office). So, off to the local cable company today to acquire a second modem. All in all, it worked out and I'm now "hard-wired", but it sure ate up a lot of time!
I've had two unexpected surprises in the mail this week. First came a package from Stephanie!
In Stephanie's package was this great winter quilt card, one of her wonderful knitted dishcloths, a darling pincushion that Miss Sophie approves of, and a fantastic antique bobbin!
The second package came from Mary. I love the wrapping paper and ribbon! Inside the card was a hot cinnamon spice tea bag that was quickly made and consumed!
Inside the wrapping paper was a really cool fish sign which I will put in our fishing bathroom, and a wonderful runner with needle and thread quilting! If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you can see Mary's quilting better.
Stephanie and Mary are very special friends and I thank them both from the bottom of my heart for such great and thoughtful "Welcome to the Squash House" gifts!!
We have had bitter cold, single digit temps here all week. We wanted real seasons and we're gettig them! Some of the forecasts are even predicting several inches of snow tonight or tomorrow! We've stocked up on tea, cocoa, latte fixin's and soup fixin's, plus made a trip to the local bakery today....let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!