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Thread: After the worst past couple days....

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    I came home last night to find that our pump for our well was broken and we had no running water. I had to take a shower at my step-mom's work (the local sheriff's dept-HAHA) Then the plumber didn't show up today during the time I took off from work to meet him. I decided to work on my quilt while waiting for the guy and I screwed it up and then spent the rest of the time ripping it out. Then I ended up working til 7 tonight due to being gone all afternoon... but after all that I made a fantastic discovery tonight!
    I found out about basting spray!!! I don't know who invented that stuff but they deserve a gold medal! and for the first time in two days I was able to work on my quilt without being frustrated. :)

    The point of my story is that it doesn't matter if you can't take a shower, go to the bathroom, or brush your teeth... My quilt is half quilted and beautiful!! :)

    (and hopefully the pump will get fixed tomorrow so I don't feel like a homeless person living out of my car. )

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    I'm sorry that you had so many "yucky" things happen to you lately.

    I love using basting spray. I think it is the greatest invention!!!

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    I'm glad you were able to find a silver lining in your cloud. Hope you have running water again soon.

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    It was one of those "if anything can go wrong days, it will" but you came out ahead by working on the quilt. You took a lemon and made lemonade, good job.

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    i am anti spray any thing ------except---basting spray-it is a necessary evil!!!!!!

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    I hope tomorrow your cup errr I mean pipes runneth over!

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    Bless yer heart! But, see?, it doesn't take a lot to make a quilter happy, does it? Just a little ole can of sticky stuff.

    Glad it's better.

    Blessings, Ruth

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    LoL! Don't feel too bad, I had one of those "sitting at a stop sign, waiting for the light to turn green" days myself yesterday. So glad the best part of the day was your quilting progress. ^_^

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    Basting spray is a gift from the gods as far as I'm concerned. I still use the pinmores in some of the outside areas but once I started using basting spray I never looked back.

    It's truly amazing when we can determine what isn't all that important in our lives and cherish the moments that really were more meaningful.

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    You are so cute!! I laughed at your shower episode lol
    Hope things are much better for you!
    (and keep your wonderful humor !!!)

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