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Friday, September 2, 2016

Not Much Sewing-Hurricane Hermine-Fireplace Remodel

Monday I got the cleaning bug and vacuumed every inch of our house, swept, cleaned windows and washed clothes.  Needless to say I've overdone it and I am paying for it this week with a super aching back and hips.

Between my back and hips I haven't sewn a thing all week.  I'm sad........I miss sewing.......but I HURT!

We've been prepping for Hurrican Hermine all week too.  Nothing too much just putting the  lawn chairs away, cleaning the yard a little.  But the rain has been coming in huge amounts.  Since Tuesday we've had over 6" of rain.

South of us about 50-60 miles has received over 20" of rain.  I'm glad it wasn't us!

Dear Hubby has been busy working on our fireplace.  We noticed that after using it this past winter that one of the side panels had a crack.  After further inspection he found that the inner chimney has rusted and insulation is exposed.  I'm so happy he looked into it but sad since we are not going to be able to use it any longer.

But to make things better he cleaned it all out, painted the walls and bottom bricks black and purchased an electric insert.  Now I can have fire ALL year long.  There is a heater for the winter time too!

I am so impressed with how the fireplace looks now, we should have done this years ago!

I hope to get back to sewing soon and get feeling better sooner than that!

Until then...................