Friday with construction and it almost took me an extra 30 minutes to finish my afternoon grade school route! I got back to the yard, went to the office to grab my charter trip instructions and there was so much going on that I did not have everything I needed. I made the executive decisions and sent the mechanic out to get my bus ready, fueled, grabbed the keys and finally got home after 6 pm. When your days start at 4:30 am, even with a break in the middle for about 4 hours- working for another 4 hours throws everything off.
Saturday morning I was up and out of the house extra early. I was not too sure what my charter was but I was picking people up at a high school about 45 minutes south of where I live. Then I went to another high school about 45 minutes north of me and picked up another group of kids. What were they doing? The kids were cleaning up different blight areas in and around Detroit.
By the time they were finished and I got them all delivered back to their original departure points and I cleaned and fueled the bus again it was after 6 pm. Another long day!
DH told me when I got home that the youngest daughter was having car problems and we were going to have to look at her car sometime Sunday. Our original plans were that we were all going to the apple orchard, but DH assured me we could do it after he looked at the car.
Sunday morning began with a desperate call from the youngest, in tears. Her car died along the side of the road as she was off to pick up the two oldest boys from their father's house. DH loaded up the truck with tools, stopped and filled up the truck and ran to a friends and grabbed our big trailer. The drive shaft broke and fell out of her car. Well it isn't a car it is a mini van, a big, old, mini van! Between the youngest, DH and I we winched it up onto the trailer and brought it back to our house. Good new? DH can fix it. Bad news? It may take a couple of days to get all the parts, even though we went to the local junk yard and pulled parts off of some old wrecked mini vans, because of course we could not find the exact year of her vehicle.
The kids had a fun time running around the farm, picking berries, loading up on eggs, and picking corn.
The only real sewing things I have done are utility sewing, fixing pants, hems, but here are fabric acquisitions. I have some ideas to make the oldest grandson a quilt, since he was talking about he wanted bedding he saw with skulls.
I am kind of excited about starting something new.
I also got some sunprints from Allison Glass on sale!
I really need to get a ton of things going. I have a stocking to make for a charity which is due the first part of November which means I need to dig out my Christmas fabrics. I know I have a bunch of 5 inch charms that I can use, I have a ton of quilting to do not including the 3 charity quilts, among other things.