Sunday, December 30, 2007

Something a little different

I took the kids to my father-in-laws parents house this weekend. The boys were very much like little boys. LOL We were out in the country in south Texas. They found all kinds of dead animals. Including a hog, a dog, and a bird. Not to mention the various bones they loved finding. They wanted me to take pictures of the rotting corpses of a couple of the animals. Eww... I said NO! That's just gross. As we went on our walk I did happen to take some really good pics on the old train tracks near by. I used my brand new camera! My loving husband likes to spoil me. :) It's got a 10x optical zoom and 7.1 mega pixels, as well as many other features. I took it out this weekend for a "test drive" so to say. I made these into black and whites. Just because I think pics of people walking on the train tracks always look better in black and white.

My favorite pic is the one on the bottom. Can you tell? This is my father-in-law and my youngest son. I think it looks like it's one of the old pictures you see on the post cards or something. It sure would make a great Father's Day card. I have gotten many good pics with this new camera. I am loving it! These are just some of my favorites. I've been wanting to get some good pics on the train tracks for a while now.

On another note. I haven't been doing much crocheting lately. I'm kind of burned out, I guess. I am beginning to get started again. But I don't expect to be getting anything done soon. I have my step kids down for the week. So I have a houseful! It's loud, rough and crazy. But I love it. I guess that's because I know it won't last too long.

I just started a dear stalker hat for my FIL. Our Christmas isn't over yet. So I still have some time. DH gets home on the first or second of NEXT YEAR. So we will open up the rest of our gifts then. That doesn't give me a lot of time to get it done does it. I guess I better get off the computer and get busy!

Bye, for now!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


I actually got a request from my oldest son! He asked me if I could make him a scarf two days ago. He is seven years old, and other than stuffed toys, he hasn't ever asked for anything crocheted. So boy was I ever happy to oblige! I made him a Snake! I used Caron Simply Soft Brights and a J hook. I did it after he went to bed each night and got it done last night. I didn't get a chance to take a picture with him wearing it this morning. Maybe I'll add one after he gets home from school. I also forgot to measure it, so I don't know how long it is. But now that he's been playing with it all morning, it wraps around his neck twice and still leaves some hanging down. He loved it! I didn't tell him that I was doing it yet, so he woke up this morning and found it on the couch. I thought I would go ahead and get it done for him since we got a cold front yesterday afternoon, and it is finally starting to feel like winter around here! Yesterday we almost reached 80. Then the front came in at 2:00 pm and it got down to 47 right before the sun went down. We go from wearing shorts and sandals to sweaters and pants! All in the same day too. LOL

I still need to weave in the ends of that hat below this post. I just keep putting it off. Knowing me, I will probably procrastinate so much that I will me up untill midnight the night before I am supposed to give it to my sister. lol

Monday, December 10, 2007

X-tra Long . . .


I finished it! This is the hat for my sister. I'm not sure I like it all that much though. But I made it with no pattern. So I guess that counts for something. Maybe it's that it's to tight around the head. We will see if she likes it come Christmas time. I used the same yarns as I did for the Supper Simple Scarf that I made. I used the same hook as well. Sorry about the photo quality. I used a timer for the ones with me modeling it. And now I can see a little black spot on the computer screen. LOL It was pretty simple. I think it would be easily adaptable to fit anyone. It's about 39 inches long with the bottom folded up and the tassel at the top.

And look at all those loose ends to weave in! Ugh . . .

Friday, December 7, 2007

Chocolate Shawl

So this time I decided to make a rectangular shawl. All of the other ones I've made have always been triangular. This one is a Christmas gift for my mother-n-law. I used the repeats from the Ocean Waves Blanket from the Leisure Arts booklet Noah's Ark For Baby. I have made three blankets from that pattern. I liked it so much I thought I would try my hand at a shawl with it. I just reduced the amount of ch at the beginning. I figured out how many it took for each repeat, and went as long as I needed. On the two ends I sc across, so that it would look straighter. And that way I didn't need to worry about doing a border. It took me two skeins of Caron Simply Soft in Chocolate. I love the name of the color, don't you? It makes me hungry just thinking about it. I love how soft it is. I really want to make one for myself now! I think this one is my favorite one so far. I used an H hook, and it ended up being about 56x18.

Here's a closer picture.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

No Pictures This Time

I am working on a rectangular shawl for my MIL for Christmas, using Caron Simply Soft in chocolate. Sounds yummy doesn't it? I am using a pattern repeat from a baby blanket pattern that I have used a few times before. I just shortened it up and I am making it longer. So far, it's coming out nicely. I finished up the skein of yarn I was using last night, and went to get another one today. It should be done in a few days or so. Who knows, I may put it down for now to pick up another project. I am lost with only one project going at a time right now. You know how it is, us crocheters like to have at least a couple of projects going at any given time. But since Christmas is getting so close, I've been keeping it to only one project at a time. That way, I know I'll get it done. I have this shawl, an extra long stocking hat, a stuffed frog, and an ear flap hat of some kind to do still. Then I will be done with my must-do Christmas list. Everything I make after that is just an extra gift for some one to have. :) I think I can do that!

The stocking hat that I am going to do, will be my own pattern. I typed up the pattern that I will use. From there, I will make any adjustments that need to be made. Then I will type up a final pattern after all is said and done. I hope it works out like I want it to. I just need to come up with a good stripe pattern. I am using the same colors that I used for the Super Simple Scarf I made. I hope you don't think that I wrote up the pattern for this project before ever trying it out! Actually, It is just an adjustment to the stocking hat from a few posts back, that I gave to my youngest son. I thought it might be easier to make changes if I wrote it out first this time. Then I might be able to see where it is going wrong, and what I can do to make it right.

I took the pants for the doll that I am making to my grandmother today. I needed her to make them smaller to fit him right. But there is bad news there. :( She said her machine wouldn't be able to sew through the thicker material. I have a machine here at home (her old one), but I just don't think I can do it. I've never been able to sew a straight line! But I will at least try to. I guess we will see how it goes. And I still need to die the shirt for him, and hem it up as well. This was a much bigger project than I had anticipated! "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can . . ."

I am glad that I am at least getting some things made for Christmas, since I will not be able to buy any gifts untill about one week before! Long story, so I won't bore you with all of the details... But in short. My husband lost his job one week before Thanksgiving. He was supposed to still get one more full check, since he had two weeks vacation he hadn't used yet, and they still owed him some overtime. What he got instead, was not even a quarter of what it should be. He started his new job two weeks after he lost his old one. Not bad. But he won't get paid from them until, not this Friday, but next. It will be a huge one. So we will be able to get caught up on the bills and still buy gifts for the kids. But right now we are hurting! We are borrowing money just to get the things we need like groceries and gas for the car. But it will all be OK. We may even have one more huge check come right before Christmas. So I may be able to get hubby something as well. ;)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Supper Simple Scarf!

I made my sister this scarf for Christmas. She said she wanted one to wrap around her neck once. I used Caron simply soft in off white. As well as Bernat Satin in various colors. I had all of this on hand. And I still have lots more left. Except of the off white, which was almost gone already. So I would say that this was a great stash buster. There is only one thing that I don't like about the scarf. That's the length. If I were to do it again, I would add another 20 ch to the beginning. I hate changing colors so much too. But this time it worked to my advantage. I was able to tie them off and not weave in the ends! My most most dreaded thing in crocheting! It just added more to the fringe. Which was perfect, because without it I think there wouldn't be enough fringe.

So, here is what I did.

I used the off white and ch 121 with a J hook.
Then, going down the back bone of each ch, I sc in each across.
(for all remaining rows) I changed colors at the end of the row, ch 1 then sc (in back loops only)across.
Then ending with the off white, I slip stitched back down so that the thickness on that side was the same as the first side.
Then I cut two strands of each color, and several of the off white and added them to the ends.

That's it! So simple!!! I love a project that is so easy and quick. Don't you?

This time, my youngest son wasn't here when I finished, so he didn't model for me. Sorry guys! You'll just have to wait for the next item to see him again.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Stocking Hat

My sister has wanted a stocking hat for about a year now. Not just any stocking hat though, one that is extra long! The only pattern that I could find was for a small child size. Other than that there are tons of patterns out their for knit stocking hats. The problem there, of course, is that I don't knit! So In between other projects, I thought I would use up some of that extra yarn left over from the afghan I just finished. I came up with this one. I could tell that it wasn't going to be long enough so I just made it long enough for my son. He loves hats, so he was very excited to get this one. I need to figure out how to add a tassel or a ball or something to the tip of the hat. But I am in no hurry to do so! :)

I am coming up with so many of my own patterns now! Maybe I should try to publish them or something! LOL At least then I could get some money for my efforts.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Afgan For a Gift Exchange

At my aunts house, every Christmas we each buy a $25 dollar gift and put them in the middle all wrapped up. This year, I thought I would save money and make a lot of my gifts. HA! I didn't save any money here! I actually spent about that much on the yarn for this one. Of course I do have a lot of it left over now. Any ways, we all draw numbers to see who goes first. The first person chooses a gift. Then the second person gets to choose the first person's gift, or one from the middle. And the game continues... The only rules are that a gift can only be chosen three times. So who ever chooses it the third time, gets to keep it. It's a LOT of fun. Kind of like the "white elephant" game.

I used the Caron One Pounder in lace and exspresso, with an N hook. I used a V stitch and put three dcs at the end of each row. Then for the border, I dropped the lace color and just used the exspresso color. I sc all the way around. On the ends I used (sc, hdc, dc, htc, tc, htc, dc, hdc) all the way across. Then sc down the sides. It was supper easy! Which is what I like. And, it went supper fast!!! Which is also what I like. The total size is 4 1/2 feet wide by 6 feet long. Should be able to cover up a tall person on the couch, don't ya think?!

My two year old wouldn't let me take the pic without him in it. Then he told me "thank you" after I took it. He is so sweet, and cute.

Oh yea! I almost forgot to mention that My step-daughter finished her purse! We took it with us on the way to take my step-kids home. I asked her if she wanted to keep going, or if she would like to make it into a purse for herself. So she decided to make it into a purse! It is so soft, that she says it will remind her of Tinkerbell (our kitten). I forgot to take a picture of it before we left though. :( She did so much better on this one too. Oh well, maybe she will bring it down with her next time and I can get a pic then.

And get this! My oldest son decided to make a bed for the kitten now. So he is using two strand of some purple I had lying around. He decided to make it since she made the purse instead. The kitten has to have a bed, right? He is going much slower though. He only has enough patients to work on it for a little bit at a time. So I expect that it will take him a while.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Good Little Girl!

This is my step daughter. She loves making things when she comes down here now. Last time she was here she made her very first project for her mommy. She made a little blue purse with the knifty knitter. She had so much fun that she wanted to make a bed for our new kitten this time! It will be a small bed, but that's OK. She is using some of the softest, and most furry yarn I have ever felt.

We went to JoAnn's the other day so I could get some yarn for a couple of projects. She decided she HAD to get some pink yarn to make a bed for Tinkerbell. She wanted the softest yarn she could find. Of course she had no price limit. Luckily she only needed one skein and it was only four dollars. We added some caron simply soft with it to make it more sturdy. She is almost ready to finish it off!

I am so proud of her for sticking to it!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Two New . . .

I have two things to show off today! Fist, I finished this one yesterday, is a Seraphina Shawl. I used TLC Amore in seaglass. I love the feel of it! I hope it washes well. This is the second Seraphina shawl that I have made. I think it is the most beautiful pattern for a triangular shawl! It will go to my step mother for Christmas. I am also going to add a picture of my kitty in there. Just because I think she is so cute. She loved this yarn too!!! She played with untill she fell asleep on it.

Next I have a pie pan holder. I made up the pattern as I went. It was very simple, yet I still had to frog it way too many times! Just to get the size right though. I used four strands of Peaches & Cream and a P hook. I am going to make either a cheese cake or a pecan pie to put in it. Then it will go to the neighbors across the street for Christmas. Of course I will cover the pie with plastic wrap or something.

Now I am off to decide which gift to make next! I have to do at least one more afghan, an ear-flap hat, something for my mother-in-law, and possibly some cat toys for our cats and both of my neighbors' cats. I keep thinking I am forgetting something, I just can't remember what!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Progress Has Been Made

I got the hair and face all done for the doll. I'm not sure I really like the beard though. It looks funny to me. My kitten, Tinkerbell, decided that last night would be the first time she would play with the yarn while I was trying to work. That was quite hard to maneuver the yarn for me! But, I did get it done. I guess that's what counts. You can see Tinkerbell in the picture above. She wanted her picture taken too! I'm not completely happy with the eyes either. They don't look exactly the same. But at least they line up right! There is still some detail work to be done. But I don't want to give away who it is yet. So as soon as the pants get here I will post the finished pics. If you know country music, you WILL know who this is! I ordered the pants already and they are supposed to be here by Wednesday. I hope it's sooner than that!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Pay It Forward (PIF)

I found out about this wonderful thing that is going on in the blogger world. Pay it forward. It reminds me of the movie. At least the idea. Once some one has payed it forward to you, you pic three people to pay it forward to. Here in this blogger world, you pick the first three people that comment your blog. I was chosen by lesalicious. And now it's my turn to PIF to three others. Leave me a comment, and I will PIF to you. Here's the quote for the rules.

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.”

I look forward to making some one smile soon!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

A Doll I'm Making

I have been working hard on making a doll for my son. This isn't just any doll though! It is going to be a famous person. I am not going to tell who it is yet. At least not until I get the hair and cloths on it. It is a person that we took my person to see in concert. So I guess that's a small hint. Now you know that it's a musician. I got a small patch of hair on it yesterday. But I ran out of the yarn I was using. So now I have to go get some more. It's taking me a long time to make! I had to redo the head several times. I was trying to figure out a way to put the nose on with out having to sew it on. But no matter what I did, it just wouldn't come out right!!! So I finally just left it off. Then when I got to the legs I had to redo the foot several times, trying to get the right shape to it. I finally got it though. Then I used the arms from another pattern I had. I didn't want to go through trying to make up the hands. I feared it would take WAY to long. Given the amount of time it took me to get the rest of the body done. Then I added the nose. I had to make it up too. I was surprised though! I only had to do it once! I got it right the first time! Yea!!! The hair is some thing else though! I just don't know how I'm going to get it right. I don't want it to be to thick. So I am having to work at it. I put it on then take it off, because it doesn't look right. My son better really like this one! And take care of it! It sure is taking a lot of work!
Well here are some pics of the beginning of it. I still need to add the eyes, cloths, shoes, hair, (and I am thinking a beard but I'm not sure if it will work) and a few extras as well. I ordered some cloths on line. The doll wears newborn size clothing. Not to be confused with 0-3 month size! New born is for 5 to 8 pounds. So I had to find jeans and a a black shirt. Which reminds me, I still need to find a newborn size or preemie size black t-shirt! I don't know how I'm going to do that. Everything for babies has some sort of baby applique on it. I need some thing plain. Well wish me luck!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Cradle Purse

I finally figured out what else to make for the little girl! I made a cradle purse! I used a pattern that I already had, but I left off the ruffles and made a couple of little changes. I used Red Heart yarn in Purple and White. With a G hook. I put the hood on crooked. I guess I just counted wrong or something. But I'm sure a two year old little girl won't mind. I got the little doll from WalMart for a dollar!

I also made a blue mesh skull cap to go with the other one. I am going to give it to her Grandfather, who lives here. He will be going up there in a week or two to visit her.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Mesh Skull Cap w/Flower

This hat had a lot of trial and error. The first one I made was way to big! It was supposed to fit a two year old little girl, but it was too big for me! The next one was my size. The next one I used a different yarn and a smaller hook and it fit me. So the next one I made came out like this! Finally! It fits my two year old boy perfectly! He loves to model for me. LOL These will be great pictures to show his future girl friends!!! Can't wait for that. I used Caron Simply soft in autumn red for the hat and an off white for the flower. Here is the pattern: Mesh Skull Cap. You have to scroll down a little. The third one I made went to my sister so I have no picture of it. And the first two, well, I didn't even finish making them. I just trashed them. So now I will package them up and get them ready to go. But first I have to make a toy to go with it. I might make something else to go with it, I'm not sure yet though. All of the finished items will go to a little girl that was recently diagnosed with Leukemia.

Hats & Booties

These are all of the preemie size hats and booties that I made for the children's hospital. I still need to drop them off though. The hats are made with the kniffty knitter. I used two strands of yarn held together. Patons ~ Be mine in wuzzy white, and various colors of the Bernat Baby Softee. They are so quick to make. I love it! The booties are made with this pattern, Quick & Easy Tiny Booties. They were supper fast to make too. For them I used Bernat Softee baby in soft lilac, pink, and baby denim. I also used Caron simply soft in off white. Although, I think it looks more like a soft yellow. There is one pair of booties for each hat! I attached the little cards to each of them. They are for the crochet group that I have. The say Know Someone Cares from Corpus Christi Crochet, on the front. On the back it says this was made by hand by a member of Corpus Christi Crochet. Not only does it add a little bit of a personal touch, but it also puts our group name out there. There is also the URL to our group myspace sight, and my email address. Just in case some one would like to join our group.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

I can't believe I did it!!!

I actually got a tattoo! Of course I had to have a few drinks before I could gather up just enough courage to go through with it. I have been wanting one for a while. The number one reason that I never got one before was, "It will hurt to much!" The other reason being that I had no idea of what to get. My husband has a lot of them, as does my sister. So when we went yesterday to get my husbands tattoo, I found one that I liked. His took three hours to finish up. So we went out for our "date night" and had a few drinks after he was done. I got up the courage to go to the place down town and get mine done. I still can't believe that I got it! It only took about 15 minutes to finish up. And, YES, it hurt! My sister said the one on her foot didn't hurt that much. She also said that she doesn't think any of them really hurt. I think she was just trying to build up my confidence. My husband told me "don't worry, it won't hurt on the top of your foot." The tattoo artist replied, "do you have one on your foot?" Any ways, here it is. I like it!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Thank God for Clorox Wipes!

Today I was hooking away, when my husband calls. (He is out of state working) I am sitting on the couch and talking to him when I all of the sudden realize that Kaleb (my 2 year old) isn't climbing all over me and generally making it imposable for me to work on the preemie caps. In the middle of my husbands speech I blurt out, "where is Kaleb?!" At his point I don't see him in the living room so I get up realizing that he is probably into something he's not supposed to be getting into. The fist place I look is in the front room. (where there is everything that he isn't supposed to be in to!) There I see him! He is in the corner! Playing in the kitty litter!!! OMG There is kitty litter everywhere! With all of the dirty stuff that goes into the litter box! Ewwwwwww . . . So I am yelling into the phone by this time, "No Kaleb! Put that down! Eww Gross! That's dirty!" By this time I have scared the poor baby. So I calm down and say lets go take a bath. Poor hubby is still on the phone, unaware of the dirty mess he has just gotten into. Or maybe it is a good thing he wasn't here! LOL So I have to let him go and get the baby cleaned up. Thank God for Clorox Wipes! I had to wipe down every surface near that corner. Plus a couple more!

I can't wait untill they finish the home repairs so I can put things back where they go! Then I might have been able to prevent this from happening. The bad thing is, this isn't the first time it's happened! He did an even bigger mess at my in-laws house a few months ago. Their litter box in their bathroom. And the whole bathroom was covered in kitty litter!!! It's one of those big bath rooms too.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I finally got this one done! It's a Christmas gift for my neighbors. They feed our animals for us when we have to go out of town. So I thought I would make something special for them.
I used the four and a half hour afghan pattern from I ended up going with a P hook and two strands of WW yarn. I used Caron's One Pound in Taupe, and Jumbo Prints in country basket ombre. The colors match perfectly together. And they will match their living room pretty well too. They have a sort of Indian decor going in there. So there are a lot of blues and earth tones. In fact, he told me today that his wife wants to paint the walls this grayish blue/blueish grey(?) color. I think it will go well! The taupe color is almost the same color as my carpet, so it blends with the carpet. LOL
The final size of the afghan is 64X46. A good size to cuddle up on the couch with!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The tadpoles are growing up so fast! If you look close you can see one of them to the left that has arms and legs (It's towards the bottom of the pic) The picture to the right has a little frog hanging on to the wall of the aquarium. There were about three of them that are ready to be released. They were all sitting on top of the rocks earlier but I couldn't get the camera to take good pics of them for some reason. The kids watched them for about thirty minutes today after school. We will be releasing the baby frogs in my neighbors pond tomorrow. I will let my oldest son help me take them over there. This is such a cool thing to do! I think I like watching them grow more than the kids. LOL

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

International Crochet Day is here!!!!

Today is International Crochet Day! So here is what I did to celebrate:

I invited my group to meet me at Barnes & Noble at 9:00 am this morning. I asked them all to bring in an item to donate to Driscoll Children's Hospital. I also challenged them to make the Naked Sheep, which is now the official Mascot for the day! Here it is, by Emily Miller. And BTW, thanks for the free pattern!

Well one person made the naked sheep to donate. She also added a small square of fleece for a blanket(it's not in the picture though). And one lady made a blanket. She hadn't finished it yet so she was working on it while we were there. And I made a baby hat. I had wanted to make a bunny blanket buddy and a naked sheep as well, but things have been busy around here and I ran out of time. :( I gathered the items that the ladies brought. We put little cards on them. On the front it promotes our group. And on the back it promotes International Crochet Day. I thought that was a good way of doing it!

Here is Sue's Naked Sheep!

Here is Sherry's Baby Blanket!

And here is my Baby Hat!

I had really hoped that more of the members of my group would participate. But one has moved away and one had school. The other's didn't even reply! I am really trying to make it easy for everyone to join in our fun here. But it proves to be a bit difficult. I even made sure to tell everyone that if they wanted to meet later just let me know! But no one did. I have 7 members on my myspace group and two more on my email list. That is a total of nine of us. I hope that one day it will grow in to a bigger group. But I just do what I can. So we shall see...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Tadpole Update!

I just thought I would let you all know that our tadpoles have begun growing legs!!! I would put up a picture, but they are so small that it wouldn't show up. I'll post pics when they get a little bigger.
Christian will be so excited when he gets home from school!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Baby Blanket

I finished my baby blanket. Well it's not for me, I just wish it was! I really like how it striped itself. Any ways this is a blanket for a lady in my mother's group. Her baby shower is this Wednesday. Which is also our "International Crochet Day" for those of you that may not know. I actually only worked on this one for four days. Even though it took me a week to finish. I just didn't have time to crochet every day, or all day long. If you have one kid in school and one toddler at home, then you know what I mean. You crochet during naps, when they take one, and after they go to bed. And you might be able to sneak in a row or two while watching TV with
them, if you are lucky.
Well here it is. It's 34x35. I'm not sure I like the square shape of it, but it will have to do. I don't have the money to buy more yarn right now. That's why I have an afghan, only half way finished, sitting on my couch. I used JoAnn's Sensations ~ Rainbow Boucle. It's the pattern from Lion Brands website, the Four and a half Hour Afghan. I used one strand of yarn and a size K hook. I did make it longer since the yarn, and hook size is smaller. It's very simple and quick to make. But that's why I love it. I am a simple type of person. Here's a close-up of the stitches too.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Christian's Tadpoles

We have had a lot of rain for the past couple of weeks. In front of our house, by the street, a frog laid some eggs. So we now have tadpoles by our curb. Christian really liked that, he liked watching them, and wanted to keep them. I told him no, of course. Instead we caught some and put them in a plastic container to watch them grow. As soon as they turn into frogs, we will let them go. It's a much safer way to let him watch his tadpoles grow! And he gets a little science education in the process. Got to love that!
When we came home from school yesterday, he noticed that the water was going away, so he asked me to add some water to them so they didn't die. He is such an animal lover. And, yes, we added water to our curb! LOL

My first post!!! ~ AC problems

Our window unit went out two days ago! First, it stopped blowing so well, then it just stopped cooling. You want to know what made this so funny. Well, first I should tell you that we live in my in-law's house. They let us move in when they got a new house. (Great people, but that's another story) So all of the AC units were already installed when we moved in. OK, now the funny part. In the back of the unit(outside) there is a place for the water to drip out. Well that place was plugged up! I guess when it was installed it came with a rubber stopper. They left it in when they put it in the window! Before, the water just found another place to exit. Then after around three years, it got filled with dirt and turned to gunk. Slimy gross, black gunk. Ewww... So the water had no where to go, and the front of the AC(inside) got wet and ewwy and clogged up too. So it just stopped working. My mother's friend came over to mow my yard(not for free) and ended up fixing my AC as well! Yeay!!! So now we are not melting in our house anymore. LOL

When it gets to be 96 degrees with a 106 heat-index, you really have to have all the window units on for it to stay cool inside the house. It was really hard for me to get up the nerve to crochet the baby blanket those two days!

So there's my first "blog". What do you think? One day I will get this all down, and hopefully be able to mkae it look real cool!