Thursday, September 8, 2011

30 Late Wednesday Night Thoughts

1. My power went off this morning around 6 AM with a couple of loud bangs.
2. I didn't think much of it, since it was back on around 7:15 AM and violent power outages have been a semi-regular occurrence since we moved into this house.
3. Until around 3 PM, when I realized the A/C wasn't on because it was a bit warm up in my sewing room.
4. And the thermostat was blank.
5. I made the rounds and threw all the relevant breakers.
6. Nothing.
7. I called the company that installed our new condenser unit in November 2009.
8. They were really nice and had a lot of suggestions.
9. I tried them all.
10. Nothing. And getting warmer.
11. By this time, I wasn't making much progress on the suit jacket due to the sweat factor.
12. Less than 4 full days left now.
13. The A/C company is coming tomorrow morning between 8-10.
14. Please let it be a cheap fuse and not a $$$ board or transformer.
15. Thankfully it was cloudy/rainy today and not bright sun shining down on my roof because that would have been completely unbearable.
16. Living in an apartment with a maintenance team is looking really good.
17. But I did finally manage Round 1 of pattern alterations.
18. Hopefully I won't need a Round 2.
19. I even cut out the muslin.
20. It's pink, because I'm out of official muslin and for some reason I have 5 yards of pink broadcloth.
21. I hope it was really cheap from Fabric.com because otherwise I have no idea why I bought it.
22. I will baste it together tomorrow after the A/C guy leaves.
23. I actually took some measurements and decided to drop to a 16 for upper bodice, down from my usual 18.
24. I hope I don't regret it.
25. In case you're wondering, I'm going with View A - the one without the front gathers.
26. I may add the back gathers.
27. We'll see how it looks in pink.
28. And right over my butt.
29. I'm glad I have a ceiling fan in my bedroom.
30. Oh, and I got the job. I start on Monday. ;-)

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Seriously, thank you everyone for all the prayers, good wishes, fingers and toes crossed, and supportive comments. It's all meant so much to me! As I mentioned, this is a long-term temporary job. So lets keep those toes crossed that they love me and it turns permanent. :-)

49 comments:

  1. Congrats on the job. Boo on the a/c!

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  2. congrats!!!!
    And I feel ya with the heat and the bad air.....praying it's a cheap fix for ya!

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  3. woo hoo, congrats!! Too bad about the aircon though.

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  4. Congrats on #30. Hope the AC is a cheap and quick fix. There is something to be said for living in a rental:)

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  5. Congratulations, hope you love your new job!
    Ingrid

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  6. Yea Debbie!! Congrats on the job - I hope it's fabulous and becomes permanent.

    As for the air - that bites. g

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  7. Congratulations on your new job, but will miss seeing you around here so much. I love reading about all your sewing. I hope you get the air con fixed soon, I would die without mine.

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  8. It took until #30 to tell us you have a job!! Testing us were you? Finding out who read to the end? LOL! I hope your aircon is a cheap fix.

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  9. P.S. I forgot to say congratulations! The most important bit.

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  10. Congratulation, I am so happy you goy the job

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  11. Congratulations on landing the job. Knew it wouldn't take too much longer.

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  12. Congratulations on the job Debbie !! I hope you get you A/C sorted asap
    :-)

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  13. Yayy! Here's hoping long term is very long term. I'm so pleased for you.

    Congrats from Western Australia

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  14. Of course they will love you :-).
    Good luck on the a/c..

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  15. Congrats on the job! Quite an accomplishment in these times!

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  16. Congratulations! This is wonderful and it must be such a relief to know that paycheck will be coming in. Hope that AC is fixed soon. All those basement sewing rooms out there do have one advantage - coolness!

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  17. Congratulations on the new job and
    congratulations on having to use smaller pattern sizes.

    Wish I could commiserate with you about the A/C, but needing A/C is a bit of alien concept for me being in the chilly UK.

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  18. I am so excited that you got the job! That is wonderful.

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  19. Congrats with your job and enjoy the new working space!!!

    "Groeten uit Amsterdam"

    Palma

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  20. Congrats--great news! A new beginning.

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  21. Great news on the job Debbie!
    Hope the A/C is an easy ('n' cheap) fix for you!

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  22. Of course they will love you ! Congratulations !

    Lise from Québec

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  23. So happy for you! Congrats on the job!

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  24. yeah you got the job!!! Congrats!!

    I hope your AC fix is a easy and inexpensive one.

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  25. Great news (job). Will also be great news if the A/c is an easy/cheap fix--fingers crossed.

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  26. Yay! Congratulations!

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  27. Congratulations! Fingers crossed the A/C repair is painless.

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  28. Yay! Congratulations on the job! Ceiling fans can be a life saver, here's hoping the fix is quick and cheap.

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  29. On my clicking to get over here, I thought, Debbie got the job. AND YOU DID! Congrates.
    You, make a suit in 4 1/2 days; why would you even THINK it is not possible?

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  30. Oh, love the beige suit in the pattern, wonder if it is still available?

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  31. Congratulations Debbie!! Happy to hear you got the job.
    Cynthia

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  32. Sorry about the aircon troubles but huge congratulations on getting the job. Now let's hope you have something to wear on your first day!

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  33. Congratulations Debbie! Hope your a/c fix is cheap and easy.

    Mermie

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  34. Great news at #30--didn't expect to hear that way tho wasn't surprised to get the news...congratulations!

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  35. Prayers and best wishes on the job and for the A/C. Love the lists!

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  36. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you that you're now employed. I'm sad because now there won't be much sewing going on during the week at Chez Debbie.

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  37. Congrats Debbie, I am so happy for you. I wish you all the best . Hopefully the A/C will be a quick cheap fix.

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  38. Good news about the job. I'm happy for you. I hope you really love it. Congratulations.

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  39. Congratulations on the job!! Look forward to seeing the jacket.

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  40. Yay!!!! Congratulations on the job!

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  41. I hope you love your new job and
    your new wardrobe!

    Lynda in LV

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  42. Great news on getting the job! I hope it is totally enjoyable - you sure did work for it :-)

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  43. Oh, my gosh. Congratulations on your employment. The suit fabric is beautiful. Good luck!!

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  44. Congrats on the new job!!! Hope the A/C fix is a cheap and easy one!

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  45. Congrats on the job! By now hope the ac probs are behind you.

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  46. Congrats on the job! Can I have some of your luck on the job front?

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