Monday, April 29, 2019

Sunday's Happenings

On Sunday, I slept in till quite late.  However, I was up when neighbor T called and we had our Sunday morning chat.  After that, I sewed additional pieces of leftover flannel to make the quilt backing big enough.  Maybe too big, because now I am thinking that I should make the quilt top a little bigger!  Maybe add a pieced border and then, the binding.  I don't know.  I hate it when I become indecisive like this!  LOL.  I put that quilt aside for awhile.

Then, I got dressed to go to the Temple.  Except, my car wouldn't start!  The battery was completely dead!  In fact, I couldn't even open the door remotely, by pressing the button on my key.  I had to unlock the door with the key and when I tried to start it, nothing happened!  Sigh.  I haven't been driving the car that much and, when I do drive it, it is mostly for shorter distances than when I used to drive to work and back, daily.  I hadn't driven the car since Tuesday and that was a short run to the pharmacy and back.  I hadn't remembered to at least start it after that.  Poor car!  But, at least, I was home when it happened, not stuck somewhere in a parking lot or on the side of a road (which has happened, too!)  I consider that to be a blessing! 

I called the Temple and left a message saying I was unable to attend the service due to the car battery being dead.  Then, I called the Auto Club and explained the situation.  I am so glad I have membership with the Auto Club!  They sent a mechanic over.  He looked at the battery and said it was a new battery and it shouldn't have died in four days of not being driven!  He gave it a jump start and told me to keep it running continuously for 30 minutes or so.  I let it run for a little over 30 minutes, then, I drove it around for another 20 minutes or so.  By that time, it was almost 6:00 p.m. and too late to even attend the tail end of the service at the Temple.  Also, I was reluctant to park the car anywhere other than at home, just in case it wouldn't start again!

One of the monks at the Temple returned my phone call around 6:30 p.m., after the service was over, to ask about the car and if everything was OK.  I said yes, that a mechanic had seen to it and given me a jump start, and apologized for not attending the service.  He said the service had been well attended and went off well.  But, now, I am left with the bag of lemons M and I picked from my tree that I was going to take to the Temple so people could help themselves to them - well over 100 lemons!  Maybe I will still take them to the Temple and leave them there for anyone who comes there during the week.

In the evening, I cut out borders for the Mountain Climbing quilt.  I cut the borders a little wider than initially planned, because I wanted to take the borders to the back to make a self-binding quilt.  As a result, I ran short of fabric for the shorter sides of the quilt!  Oh, no!  I should have bought 5 yards of the pink fabric, instead of 4!  Now, I need to either go to the fabric store and buy more cloth (at full price, too!) or, try to come up with corner squares in a different fabric, and make it look like I meant to do it, all along, instead of an afterthought!  LOL. 

In between sewing and charging car batteries, I changed the bed sheets, chatted with cousin P, and did some reading.

On Sunday, I was grateful for:
- Being home when the car battery died
- Having Auto Club membership
- The mechanic was able to jump start the battery
- I didn't need to replace the battery
- It rained late last night!

I started to write this blog post, late last night, but, I was tired, so went to bed, instead!  This morning, cousin P called to ask how the car was and I was able to start it without any problem.  It is a cloudy, overcast day, but it isn't raining.

Plans for today include:
- Going to the fabric store
- Maybe going to the bank?
- Cleaning out the fridge
- Taking the trash cans to the curb
- Dusting the living room and dining area
- Doing a load of laundry

How was your Sunday?  What are your plans for Monday?


  1. Hi Bless, I just renewed my Auto Club membership. It's so useful. They have replaced my battery for me in the past. I'm glad that you were in a safe place when your car didn't start. I am mopping the floors today. I just washed my sheets. I need to clean the fridge, too. I avoid that task, but I shouldn't.

    1. That's good that you renewed your Auto Club membership. Well worth the money in terms of peace of mind if something happens, I think. Sounds like you've had a busy day. I try to give the fridge a quick clean every Monday, wiping down the shelves, etc. But, I haven't cleaned the door shelves, in awhile!

  2. Glad that your car is running now. I, too, have been very thankful that we belonged to AAA at times. It has gotten us out of some difficult situations.

    1. Thanks, Live and Learn. Yes, having some type of roadside assistance is important, I think. Especially for someone like me who doesn't know anything about cars other than how to drive one!


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