Thursday, November 18, 2010
It's Official - Thanksgiving Is Next Week!
What else did I do today? Did I get myself into the sewing room to sandwich the stocking quilt top? Did I make the border for Santa? Did I make another potholder or a mug rug or a table runner? Did I sort through the Mount Vesuvius pile of fabric in my closet floor? None of that. I bought another iron. I know, if you're counting, that this is number 3. But here's the story. I'm taking the Shark back. You know how I said it's supposed to shut itself off in 7 or 8 minutes and that's really too soon for me? Mine shuts off in less than 6 minutes. The Procter/Silex I thought I paid $20 for...I checked the receipt and it was only $10! It doesn't shut itself off for one hour so I'll keep it as a backup. Today I went to Big Lots looking for something else (for those of you who don't have one it's a large deep discount store that has seconds or returns or stuff like that) and as I was leaving there it was... a Black and Decker iron for $14 that, miracles, I don't think has an automatic shut off at all! I read everything on the box and on the instruction sheet and it doesn't mention that. I'll test it later tonight to be sure. If it gets hot enough it's a keeper. I've also explored every single iron any of you mentioned to me...some are a little too pricey for me. However, there is this one Panasonic on Amazon that's $93 and change that's cordless and that the 6 reviews say gets really, really hot. If the B&D doesn't work out I might try that one despite the price. I'm convinced that if I try hard enough I'll find one that I like and that won't quit in 6 months. Wish me luck.
And, in addition, my icemaker stopped up. I shook, I jiggled, I said a few harsh words. No ice would come out. So I took the bin out - and you have no idea how hard that is when your hands don't cooperate with you - got the ice pick to it, and magic happened. All the stopped up part came out (there was tons of "snow" in there!) and it worked again. I know the ice pick isn't a good idea but really, how good an idea is a hair dryer either when you've got ice and water there?
What have you done today? Were you Wonder Woman too?