Did a quick little project- a gathered curtain panel for under the kitchen sink, held in place by a tension rod. This normally is not my style- but with the little cabinet wings, it was practically begging for a curtain. Plus, now I’m not showing off my cleaning supplies to my guests, so that’s a plus.
The fabric was a quilting cotton I got on clearance for a whopping $2.50/yard. The price was right and the green matches the walls perfectly! I even have enough to make another curtain for the back porch door:
In other news, my furnace motor died
It’s been acting up for a while, so I’ve only been using it sporadically anyway. But it was officially pronounced dead about a week ago, so I’ve been staying warm with space heaters, sweaters, blankets and cuddles from my furry canine.
I finally had the $$$ to have a repair man come check it out. The concensus was that the fan motor had siezed up and died. The furnace is 33 years old and the company that makes it is no longer in business, so the technician gave me 2 options: spring for an entirely new furnace, which is what he highly recommended ($7000) or replace the motor ($7-900). I told the guy I needed to sleep on it.
I have no doubt that a new furnace would be the cat’s meow, but that is just not a possibility right now! So I got on the phone to find a reliable friend of a friend in the hvac field to give me some second opinions. Low and behold, my best friend’s husband’s good friend owns an hvac business, sold him a new motor at wholesale ($140!) and told him how to install it. Fast forward to 2 days ago, after investigating furnace motors all day, then driving 4 hours to my house- within 2 hours of arriving, Chris had the heat up and running again!
He was a lifesaver, and so I showered him with gifts of home made baked goods and a knife. Lest that sentence sound odd, please note that I work for a knife company now.
More and more I am learning that it is all about who you know…which is great when it works out in your favor. Seriously though, it was very kind of him to go so far above and beyond to help out a friend of his wife’s, and I am so very appreciative to have such great people in my life!