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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Another Week of Enchantment & Murphy's Law


These last few stitching sessions with Enchantment of Winter I've been focusing on getting the purple silks stitched up on my current page.  I did just that tonight, finished up the purple silks and moved back to the gold confetti stitching that makes up the gorgeous scroll/vine work on this piece.  In an ideal world I'll get this page finished up before you see another progress picture and maybe even start the backstitching on this and get going on the over one backstitching which I've ignored!

I seem to get regular visits from Murphy, do you?  Whenever we make a purchase, within a few days something breaks that we don't have the money on hand right away to fix/replace.  Friday we ordered my Christmas present, it was on sale and couldn't pass up the opportunity as its not something that regularly goes on sale.  So yes, there won't be any surprises for me under the tree this year!  But that's okay with me, I'd rather forego the surprise and have the one thing I've been wanting most of this year.  Well tonight Murphy paid us a visit.  I was taking a nap when Todd got home (I had a really bad night's sleep last night) he was home early enough to get in a workout.  He decided to make use of the treadmill, the next thing I know I hear a lot of crashing and banging in the basement.  I knew it was the treadmill... my precious treadmill!  The one thing I can count of that no matter what time of day it is or what the weather is like (and road running is coming to an end for this blogger until spring!) I could get a quick workout on.  I bought this treadmill almost ten years ago, at Canadian Tire for less than $500.00, nothing fancy, its done it job and doesn't owe me a penny!  At one point, the motor was acting up it would slow down and speed up, rather drastically.  Since it wasn't really being used it got moved to the basement.  Once it was moved to the basement it started "working properly" again.  Then early in the year the platform broke (again Todd was using it), but he got a piece of laminated plywood from work and "fixed" it.  Tonight, it started that speed up/slow down thing again and Todd kinda lost his temper.  The crashing and banging I heard was Todd taking out his frustrations on it ... then he got out the sledge hammer.  Needless to say we won't be using that treadmill again.

Am I upset over what Todd did?  No I'm not, like I said the treadmill owes me nothing.  So during the boxing week sales we'll be keeping an eye out for the deals, get a new treadmill and get something just a little better than my first one.  Of course this really throws a wrench in my game plan to keep on the straight and narrow during the holidays!  I do belong to the gym (which I won't be renewing in February), but its over a 25 minute drive away.  I won't be driving into the city just to go to the gym.  I suppose I can bundle up and go for walks.  Sigh I am not a winter weather girl.

16 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on enchangment. Sorry to hear about your treadmill.

Hazel said...

Lovely progress. I have never heard that expression before ie a visit from murphy. Xx

cucki said...

so sorry to hear about your treadmill..beautiful stitching and great progress.
love cucki xx

Jackie said...

Too bad about Murphy! With us, it seems to be major car repairs in December. This year it happened it November and was larger than normal. Ugh!

Christine said...

Enchantment looks lovely. Sorry about the treadmill

Giovanna said...

Enchantment is so gorgeous! Sorry about the treadmill - hope you find a good replacement.

Chris said...

Murphy and I are good friends!! DH and I have been talking a lot about that and any holiday spending, which will be minimal since Murphy is camped out with us right now.
Enchantment is beautiful.

devonaz said...

Wow your piece is looking beautiful..and so sorry about the treadmill, I know if mine goes out I would be upset,,good luck with finding another one,,,

Julie said...

Enchantment is stunning.
Good luck finding a replacement treadmill.

ollie1976 said...

EoW looks great!
-Jen

Lynn said...

Enchantment is really taking shape now. Backstitching over one! I dislike it over two let alone over one!
There should definitely be some good deals after Christmas on the treadmills. Fitness Depot usually has some on sale as well as Canadian Tire.

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh! Your Enchantment of Winter is getting so close to being finished! I have so enjoyed watching you work on this piece and see it take life. It is looking so beautiful! Sorry to hear about your treadmill. I'm sure you will find a great one to replace it.

jane said...

Enchantment is looking lovely Dani. Shame about the treadmill, good luck in finding a new one. I know just what you mean about Murphy's law!

Anonymous said...

Check out Canadian Tire, they have some great treadmill sales on right now.

Suzanne said...

Sorry to hear about the treadmill, I hope you find a good replacement.

Melanie said...

Oh no! I can imagine how distressing that is, money wise and and stress wise. I would be completely panicked if my NordicTrac skier just up and broke out of the blue. I've had it since 1995 and it's the one thing I can stick to because it's so hard, you get results even with a short workout. I would give you my treadmill if I could because I can never get into using mine, to be honest.