The Internet of Things
If you have been reading my comments or have reached out to me, you know that I had a worst ever reaction (to cleaning products) after my previous landlord decided to illegally storm my house before I was out, bring in a carpet cleaning company and–essentially–poison me. I had just found enough energy last week to start seriously unpacking, including my computer, so I could plug in and start getting caught up with life (and the Block Lotto!) when my internet service stopped.
I spent every afternoon/evening last week racing home to check to see if my DSL service had been fixed, then spending hours on the phone with a long string of people at the provider to try to understand why not.
I’ve had a week to think about how the Internet of Things is usually pretty wonderful … until you don’t have internet.
On Thursday, someone finally agreed to send someone out … and told me I’d have to wait 10 days for an appointment. After I threatened to cancel and go to a competitor, they “squeezed me in” yesterday … which meant I didn’t know WHEN they would come, but they would probably come sometime … When the tech came, he found that when the installer for the apartment next door was here, he likely unplugged my “wires” at the pole.
So, here, I am three weeks later … unpacking and setting up my computer on my new little desk–among other things I disassembled, moved and reassembled my old desk before realizing it was too big and had to be disassembled again so I could get it through the narrow doorway into this room. in a corner of what will be my sewing space. and will be (finally) catching up with all of you.
My Block Lotto to do list looks something like this:
- Contact the September winners and then get the Mailing info for our Barn Door blocks out to everyone who made them.
- Answer the questions that you’ve posted about our Dresden fan blocks and update the at-a-glance page with the current list of blocks
- Create the block pattern for NOVEMBER so that I can send out the sneak peek–probably not tomorrow, as I should, but as soon as I can.
- Create a REAL block pattern for the Dresden Fan block, with bonus information about appliqué options. When this one is ready, it will be FREE (with a set-your-own-price option).
- Get busy playing catchup with my sampler quilts. I really want to be able to finish at least one of them for show & tell before the end of the year.
Have I left anything out?
It feels good to be “back.” Now if I could just find a place for all my books and find the missing kitchen box, it would almost feel like home.