Kitty, I agree that actual shopping is more enjoyable than internet & less expensive. Had good experience with El Burns & Clotilde web-sites but do most of my shopping at LQS. I live in a small town, rural area but am about 35 to 40 minutes to 3 small cities with several QS.
Hope your weather is turning cooler. It's been stifling hot & humid here too. FA predicts cooler than normal weather in Sept. Hope it's the same for your area. It must be nearly unbearable without AC!
Sorry to hear of your back & shoulder troubles. Best to let them mend before starting any clean-up projects. Know it will wait right there until you get to it :-P APQ is a great site for free patterns. Have DL several there. If I ever get around to doing all the patterns on to-do list I'll have to live to be 200! But that doesn't stop me from adding at least one a day :?