Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Birthday card

I bet you are wondering what I'm doing besides whining about our water problems. I admit I'm just not handling all of this very well (no pun intended). Things are starting to sort themselves out. Paul starts his new job at Vons (Safeway) on Saturday and we are all breathing a sigh of relief and thinking of all the things we will be able to do with the extra income. The top of all of our lists happen to be food, so I guess once we get that first check we will be heading to the store to splurge on a big meal of meat and veggies.

We have a local non-profit company that's helping us find financing for a new well. If we can just get a decent written quote from a well driller we can send off the written application this week. Everyone is a bit leery about putting things in writing but it's a requirement for financing such a thing. We know there is never a guarantee with a well but we need to have something to show to the loan holder.

This brings me around to the title of my post. 2 of my friends have had birthdays recently and I actually remembered in time to make cards. This is a minor miracle! I forgot to get a picture of the first one I mailed but here is the second one.

I was going for a sort of vintage, understated kind of look. I'm really pleased with the layout and suddenly realized how much I miss crafting and sewing. The problems we have been facing seem to have overshadowed all of the things I love to do. I'm going to attempt to get back into those projects that have fallen by the wayside.

1 comment:

Karin said...

Your water difficulties have been making me think of why my dh is so thrifty. They would be out of water many times a year as kids and would haul water from a nearby spring to get by. On days when I wish he would just relax about such things I guess I should remember the hassle it was to be the water hauler. I may not comment very often but I do check in to see how you are doing. Hang in there. We all whine a little and then remember God does provide for our needs one way or another. I like the card too. Dh would like me to make cards to send as well since it is cheaper....