Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ups and Downs

Today is September 30th and my last post for the month. In the past few weeks I've had some setbacks and inconveniences, and suddenly things are turning around and getting resolved. Same for hubby. A major inconvenience for him was the "death" of one of his work vans. It had to be towed to the shop and we were bracing ourselves for a big repair bill. In fact, all it needed was a cleanup of some connector thing or other (a lot I know about motor vehicles) and the mechanic didn't even want to charge him for the job.

Hubby wholesales British foods, chocolates and candies. He ships to long distance customers and delivers to customers who are local. I am his secretary and bookkeeper. When he is out on the road, I am at home doing the invoicing, taking orders and doing everything else that needs to be done in the office. I absolutely love working from home and consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to do so.

A few times a month I accompany him on the road to refresh my product knowledge and to meet the customers that I talk to on the phone.

Why am I telling you all this? Well, when we're on the road together, I often spot a fabric or craft supply store, and even though we're usually on a tight schedule, hubby will stop and let me poke around in the shops for a few minutes. On our most recent trip a couple of days ago, I stopped in at a fabric store to see if they carried the type of heavyweight fusible interfacing that I have been looking for since Wal-Mart shut down their fabric department and I can't buy it there anymore (yes,I am still harping about that) :( To my great surprise and delight, this store did have it and I made sure to buy enough to last me a long while.

Later on our trip, we stopped at a huge dollar store. I love scouring the buck stores because I always find some useful item for crafting. This store had a good selection of sequins in lots of different shades. I couldn't pass all this up for a total of $6.00, could I?

My other setback happened when something went wrong with the bobbin casing in my sewing machine and I had to send it in for repairs. Just when I wanted to begin a series of spooky, creepy machine stitched dolls for Halloween. Well, the nice repair man called and said he fixed it and we're picking up the machine later today.

I'll start on the creepy dolls next week. Hubby and I are going away for a few days for some alone time (away from computers, phones, faxes, etc) to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The actual date is October 4th. Ours has been a happy marriage, and God willing, we'll try for another 25 years.

Below is the beginning of one of the creepy dolls.

See you in October. :)


Healing Woman said...

Inga, happy anniversary! I loved reading about your business and your trip to the dollar store. So glad you found your interfacing.

Have a wonderful small interlude (vacation) After 25 years with one deserve it-happy or not!!!!!! LOL

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

I am a sequin addict -- looks like you found a great assortment. Happy anniversary to you and your dh. We'll be celebrating our 22nd tomorrow (Oct. 1).

baukje said...

Happy wedding anniversary and have a good time together. We are celebrating our 16th the 11th of october....

Creativehands said...

Happy Anniversary Inga and Uncle Ron! I remember when he was getting ready for the "first date"...25 years? Wow.
High five on the sequin score! I can hardly wait for your creepy works of art.
Enjoy your time away.
Love, Lynn

Summerset said...

Ok, the magpie in me is totally jealous over those sequins!!

Congratulations on your 25th! Enjoy the trip.