Anyway, despite the heat I've had a productive day...laundry caught up, the fridge cleaned out, all the floors swept and those needing it were also mopped, bathroom cleaned, cookies baked, and quilt top finished! Excuse me while I pat myself on the back... on second thought, it's too hot for skin-to-skin contact so forget that.
This week has had its ups and downs, like most weeks. We started out on a high note with eight young people heading off to camp...
We've been hearing good things and look forward to the group's return tomorrow night, just in time to share during our Sunday meeting.
Monday Ivan finished painting and putting together the butter yellow cement mixer.
Tuesday found us making a day trip to Sta. Rosa, mainly to meet with the older couple who has been handling the house for Ivan's folks for many years, but also to see a few other folks. Toward the beginning of the trip we pulled over to take this photo...
That's a LOT of kilometers!
And along the way I snapped a picture of this guy on a homemade three-wheeler. Isn't that a hoot?
Shortly after that we heard a funny noise under the hood and pulled over to discover the alternator belt had broken. Ivan cut it off so it wouldn't sling around and mess up anything else, and we drove the rest of the way to Sta. Rosa with the air off and the windows down. Hot trip! Thankfully we were able to leave the car with our favorite mechanic who not only fixed it but delivered it to our door when he was finished. Now that's service! Meanwhile another friend loaned us his car so we could get around to everyone we needed to see.
I was COMPLETELY grossed out to wake up Thursday and find that marauding ants had done this to the banana I had planned to eat with my yogurt and granola:
NEVER seen ants do that before! Has anyone else? What kind of mutant ants are they?! DOUBLE ICK.
Even though we won't be able to build for a year or three, I'm having a great time drawing floor plans, looking through home building magazines and snapping photos of houses I really like...
I mentioned finishing the quilt top today. I am so pleased with how it turned out!
Moda Bakeshop site and since I didn't have the requisite charm packs, I used what I had. Our friends don't know if they're having a boy or girl so I decided to go with bright, happy colors (close to 20 different fabrics!) that would work for either. Here's a close-up:
If you're not familiar with Project 365, visit Sara who is hosting this fun meme once again. Basically we [try to] take a photo each day and then post once a week, linking up to Sara's so we can all visit one another. It's a great way to document the year AND make new bloggy friends :)