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?