We realized, at about 9:30 last night, that the air conditioner in our house was not working. Sleep was not too uncomfortable, but with the temperature expected to reach 102 today, I hope the repair man makes it here soon. They said late morning or early afternoon. I will cross my fingers and keep the lights and any other heat producing electrical appliances turned off. Fortunately, I do have a window here in my office/studio and it is in the basement so it is a bit cooler.
The fireworks were pretty last night. I can see quite a display from my house. I was startled a time or two by the size of some of the explosions from the next street over. I don't know the laws on fireworks here in town, but it seemed as if some of those would be dangerous. I know "progress" makes available some fireworks that would previously have only been for professional use. Personally, I don't think it a great idea for the general public to be firing off such large things. But then, I do not like to find the burned carcasses of fireworks on my deck and in my yard. It concerns me because it is a fire hazard. I know, I know - nothing happened, but you can only guarantee that after the fact.
I am packaging and labeling the fabric orphans to send on the way to their new homes. That will keep me busy and cool for a little while.
There was a snafu on my shipment of the Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler. I called in my order prior to the deadline. I should have used the form provided and sent an email, but I asked repeatedly if I needed to do anything else when I placed the order, so I felt confident. I have not had any problems with orders before from Norden Crafts. I wish I had called last week when I saw them post that the samplers were shipped. It took me a few days, however, to realize that I had not received a shipping confirmation email. I called on Tuesday and asked about my order. There was no record. Panic!! They are out of the thread packs but have shipped the charts. I hope the drawing and bingo winners will be patient with me. I will check to see which threads are used in the first part of the sampler and see if I can supply some to get them started. Live and learn. My husband tells me all of the time that I should double check things. He is a smart man.