We have been trying to get our walk in every day but it has been dodgy. Dodging the rain that is. We check the Weather Underground hour-by-hour forecast in the evening and then decide when it looks like we have a window for walking. So far it has been in the mornings, 9:00 to 10:00, except on Tuesday, when there was no rain window. I did ten miles on the stationary bike instead.
Today we got in the first half hour before the rain started back up again, but we were prepared with our rain jackets and just kept going; 3.3 miles - mission accomplished.
It looks like this around here most of the time.
So I have been doing a few indoor projects. last week I got our income taxes filed. I'm always glad to have that out of the way.
This week I finished the pillow cover I was making when I nicked my finger.
I did all of the piecing in a class a long time ago. I was adding the border when I let my index finger stray over the edge of the straight edge ruler I was holding to use the rotary cutter. Anyway, now it's done, but not without breaking a needle on my serger when I tried to join the pillow back to the front. I had quilted the front, so there was filler and backing fabric.
It was too much thickness, I guess, so I had to switch back to my sewing machine, but to do that I had to put the walking foot back on, and then after I was done sewing I had to change the needle in the serger and re-thread it. My hands are clumsy anyway because of arthritis, but even more so with my left index finger bandaged. It would have been funny, bumbling around, if it wasn't so exasperating.
At least it wasn't as exasperating as trying to install a new printer last week. That little circus had us both cranky.
My little Canon photo printer quit doing its thing a while back. I like to make photo cards, making them to order for special people for special occasions. My little printer printed photos from my files and knew just how to print my personalized verses inside the card stock, and my logo on the back.
We have another big printer-scanner-copier, but it is not good with photos. So we bought a new printer, but it is a big do-everything printer. Tom got it installed on the computer, but it wouldn't print photos, which was what we bought it for. To make a long story short, we spent long parts of two days with HP tech support on the phone, at their recommendation had the hard drive scrubbed of malware and paid $100 for that, and finally, after another call back, we think everything is working. At least it does print photos and documents. But according to our Geek Squad tech guys, from whom we purchased our security software, we didn't need to spend the $100. And our computer is on occasion doing weird things. I don't know if this is the end of the story.
My project for today is to see what else this new printer can do, and see if I can get it to print my card stock.
Wish me luck.
And make the rain stop!