Monday, March 4, 2013

On The Slide

There has been some bad juju around here lately.  I've learned that when one thing goes wrong to hang on  because there is usually more coming.

I made pants for our Designer group challenge.  I must have had my head up my keester when I made them because when I put them on to wear to the meeting, I found they were way too big.  Now, I did not lose weight, which can only mean I obviously wasn't paying attention when I fitted them.

My credit card was hijacked.  I got a notice from the bank that the card was used suspiciously and they blocked it.  I'm in Michigan, and someone in Delaware was having a good old time with my card.  Thank goodness for fraud protection.  A few years ago, after losing my wallet, I signed up for loss, theft, fraud protection at my bank.  So, that is being taken care of, but it still aggravates me.

Someone managed to get into my blog and send me some lovely porn.  I wasn't the only one to receive such beautiful gifts, either.  Another blogger posted about getting the same thing.  I changed my password and that should take care of it until another idiot hacks my blog again.

My computer's hard drive bit the dust.  My daughter is a  computer tech and she told me she could install a new hard drive but I would probably be having issues with that computer in another year or so.
I just ordered a new RED Dell laptop.  Rest in peace, Toshiba.

Meanwhile, I'm using my Netbook, which I'm so glad to have right now.  But, I don't have it loaded up with things like camera software, or my phone software so I  can't post photos unless I take the time to install those things.  I don't normally use this little Netbook at home, so I probably won't bother.  I do like it to take with me when I'm going somewhere because it's so small and portable.  I don't really need an IPad since I have this.  It goes with me to sewing meetings, because we're usually looking up patterns and fabrics, and I take it with me to babysit, or to Drs offices when I know there will be  a wait.

So that's where things stand.  I've been purging closets in anticipation of a move one of these days.  Our big walk-in is finished.  It's difficult trying to sort out what to keep and what to give up.  Especially since I don't know where we're ending up.  I keep telling myself it's better to do this now instead of 10 years from now.  Get it over with while we're both healthy enough to do something.  Hey, you will all be there one day--quicker than you think!

I did sign up for 3 Crafty classes while they were having a sale.  Craftsy junkie, I am.  I hadn't even watched S.Betzina's pant fitting class yet, but I bought PerfectFit, Plus-SizeSewing, and AlabamaChanin.  Lots of information when I'm ready for it.

Hopefully my new computer will get here quickly and even better if I have some photos of something, like sewing!

21 Talk to me:

Mary Beth said...

Whew! And here I thought your silence was due to being busy with the move-in to your new dream home. Great job getting the big closet cleared out tho. It's tough, I have dreams about almost every item of clothing I've ever gotten rid of, LOL. Torture! Good luck for the home search. BTW I've heard good things about the Alabama Chanin class.

Ann said...

What a lot to go wrong in a short period of time. I got through the first lesson after the introduction (which I skipped) and have the bodice of the dress retraced, cut out and the vertical and horiztonal lines and darts traced on to the front. I am going to put the horizontal and vertical lines on with a felt pen. I will work on it this week so it is ready when the client comes up for a fitting.

Faye Lewis said...

Glad to hear from you Gwen!

annie said...

My credit card was hacked in early December. Bank caught it immediately, thank goodness. Computer died at pretty much the same time. Bought an Apple which was a huge investment but I am assured that it is less likely to be hacked. To think that we never heard this word as kids. The trousers-slacks-pants thing is a challenge for all of us. I'm not sure why I spend so much time searching for the perfect pair. Once upon a time I could wear Levis slims but that's history. Oh well.

Linda T said...

Oh My! When it rains it pours! Enjoy those craftsy classes whenever!

Audrey said...

You will enjoy those craftsy classes and it will take your mind off the bad thing that have happened lately. I have taken all of the classes you mentioned and loved them.

Sarah C said...

Eeps! I hope things are all good from here on out for you!

Bunny said...

Moving off the island? Life is so full of changes. You are wise to start eliminating now. We put the last house on the market and it was sold withing two weeks. Then it was race to rid a very large home of 21 years of family life and downsize to our comfy little ranch. We love our small home and it is just right but the thought of purging gives me the shivers. Wish you the best with your sale and move.

Lori said...

Wow, there is alot going on. I thought you were just busy with all the moving preparations. Sorry about the pants, laptop, and cr card hack - yea for the Craftsy classes - enjoy!

Judith said...

My goodness - life is certainly throwing you quite a curve-ball at the moment! Luckily you are a very strong women and will bounce back, but sometimes you just feel like it is one thing after the other. Have you found any hidden treasures in your sorting????

Sister said...

Sorry about your trials, but a little hit of Craftsy will help! It's good to have a stash of classes! (Haven't started Draping yet - I'm looking into a new dress form first!)

corinne said...

Holy Cow (as my Father would have said) How well I understand the computer issue, just got mine up and running again after three weeks. Not fun. I also understand the pant fitting issue but my last pair fit everywhere except the front crotch, it was about 3 inches too short! Don't even ask, I have no idea:) Here is hoping that the clear out and transition occur painlessly. The pants, you can fix, the new computer is on the way. It will be OK. Keep smiling!

The Hojnackes said...

I hope things turn around and it is all smooth sailing from here on out!

Linda said...

Gosh, I hope the bad juju goes away soon. RED Dell laptop, will be lovely!

Linda Coleman said...

Gwen, hope things start to turn around for you and that you get a bit of good luck soon

Karin said...

Ouch! Let's hope things start getting better. You deserve a lucky streak!

MushyWear said...

I admire your resiliency! Praying better days ahead for you! Sending you a warm aloha cyber hug!

Tee said...

And this too shall pass... :)

Gwen said...

Oh, I'm sorry things have been so aggravating lately! :(
Hang in there! And enjoy your Craftsy classes! I've signed up for 2, but haven't taken either one yet...

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