Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Fix It Weekend

The past weekend is usually the weekend we set up for the craft show in Ocean Pines, MD.  Realizing, with the number of internet orders we've been receiving we probably wouldn't have enough merchandise, we decided not to do the show.

 We did however decide to go to the beach and visit the show as customers instead of vendors.  I was sooooo happy we didn't set up our display as it was so humid I would have sounded like the Wicked Witch, "I'm melting...I'm melting!"  We made a quick stroll through the park, looking at the wonderful handcrafted merchandise and made a beeline back to the truck, thankful we weren't sitting in that heat.

We stayed at my Mom's mobile home just outside of Ocean Pines. She's had it for a number of years and it has been in need of some updating.  My brother and his wife were there 2 weeks ago to pull down the original wall covering and paint the living/dining area. When they took down the drapes and sheers at the windows, the 20 year old fabric just fell apart.  He ran to Walmart and purchased mini blinds for the windows. Before they left for home, my brother realized the water heater was leaking.  He turned off the heater and the water and stopped by our house to tell Lou about the leak so he could take tools to deal with the problem while we were there.

I told my Mom that I would make valances for the windows so we took my new sewing machine(never out of the box), cutting board and all the other supplies I might need to sew curtains.  Lou took several tool boxes filled with anything he might need to put up new curtain rods and fix the hot water heater.

    The valances got made...the place looks so much brighter without the heavy draperies.   Lou, with the help of our son-in-law, Chad, was able to repair the leak...without having to buy a new hot water heater.  Now, if we can just talk Mom into a new sofa and carpeting...


  1. Looks bright and cheery now.

    About the sofa.... won't the dog mind?

  2. I bet your mom loves the new look.

  3. I like the valances. I have blinds and valances at all my windows except the livingroom. I like natural light in my rooms.