|Dancer Helps to Tie the Quilt|
I ran into a bit of a problem with the tying of the quilt. I am tying it in the corners of the blocks and while the yarn goes through the quilt (comforter) part without any difficulty, the quilt top has several thicknesses of fabric at the corners because of all the seams and it is hard to pull the eye of the needle with two strands of yarn through the 3 or 4 thicknesses of fabric. I managed to tie all around the borders, but I am struggling with the rest. The comforter is prequilted, so the tying is not that necessary. I am wondering whether to "tie" with buttons sewn on with thread, instead. Or just sew a stitch or two in each corner and leave it at that, without trying to tie with the yarn. I got frustrated and put the quilt away because my fingers were cramping, I was pricking myself with the needle, and my hand was hurting from the effort!
Tuesday, I did the grocery shopping and some baking - the egg and bacon rolls:
|Egg & Bacon Rolls|
Wednesday, I went to the office; my former supervisor had been in the office on Tuesday and brought apples and yogurt cups for everyone and there were enough leftover for me to have an apple and a yogurt for breakfast. In the evening, I made fish pies for dinner:
On Thursday, I went to the office and had a productive day. I met with my new supervisor and updated her about my current projects so she knows what I am working on. I think we had a good meeting.
When I came home, I found a bill from Sears for the refrigerator/freezer I had bought in September. I had purchased it using my Sears store credit card in order to get the discount (I wanted to pay it with a check, but was told I wouldn't get the discount if I did that). When I received the bill, payment due at the beginning of October, I went to the store and paid it off in full before the end of September.. I have the cancelled check and the receipt, both stapled to the bill by the cashier who processed my payment. So, why am I getting another bill now? Stating that my payment is overdue? And charging me a late payment fee? This is why I hate charging anything on a credit card, even if I pay it off in full when I get the statement. And why I always insist on paying in person, rather than mailing in a payment (and having that go astray). Sigh. So now, I will have to call the billing services and ask what is going on. I am not too worried because I know I have proof of payment; but I still find it stressful to have to deal with this double billing. I had intended to purchase a new washer and dryer from them, this past weekend, but now, I am glad I waited. I don't know if I want to buy anything else from them, if they can't credit a payment to the proper account without double billing me!
I had the second fish pie for dinner and some pistachio pudding for dessert. An apple for a snack.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A good meeting with my new supervisor
- Yogurt and apples from my former supervisor
- I have the cancelled check and receipt to show as proof of payment of the fridge/freezer
- Video chatting with my daughter
- Safe commutes to work and back
How has your week progressed? Have you been billed twice for something you've already paid in full? What would you do with this second bill I've received?