I'm still fumbling my way through setting up shop on Etsy, but the downloadable PDF wallet pattern is live and available for purchase, here. You can also click the Etsy link at the top of the left sidebar once this post gets buried. (I've got 10 downloadable patterns for purchase at the moment. If there's a huge run — LOL — don't worry, I'll put up more right away.)
I have a new-found respect for all the pretty photos on Etsy. Getting that perfect photo is a lot harder than it looks.
I'm still not 100% happy with my pics but I think they'll do until I get better.
Thanks to my testers! I think your suggestions were great and I've incorporated most of them into the instructions to make construction as clear as possible.
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Thanks for all of your good wishes! The interview yesterday went very well. They've asked me back for a second interview on Tuesday, to meet with the department peeps with whom I'd be working.
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It's kind of strange for me here in Florida to be watching a hurricane from afar. Tyler's unit flew from Yuma AZ to Cherry Point NC yesterday, just in time to be in the direct path of Irene. The pilots took the Harriers inland instead of returning to base. Once back "home," Tyler moved his car to higher ground before they were restricted to barracks. The Jeep had a dead battery so it stayed put. But it's lifted and sits very high up anyway. My sister and her husband are riding out the storm and watching over their boat at my mom's house in Eastern Virginia, while mom is on her way to Iowa to visit friends. I haven't heard any details from any of them yet, although I did hear a few mumblings from Tyler a few minutes ago when I woke him up — he's still on Pacific time so is sleeping in late. Even if they're on generator power at the base, I'm sure there's more than enough MREs around to keep everyone fed.