Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Back

No, not me. I'm still an absent blogger.

But I did want to mention that the missing tutorials, etc. are back. I think I've fixed everything but if you find a missing image, link, whatever, please do let me know so I can fix it.

I really haven't been sewing much. OK, at all. Although I did start a project this past Sunday. We'll see how that goes. I also may have signed up for Netflix and binge-watched Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards. I'm hoping now that the seasons have changed my sewjo will come back around.

In the meantime, the biggest “news” is that while on my way back from my visit to see the Marine in SC two weekends ago, I hit a really big something on the Interstate (I'm thinking piece of semi truck tire but it was dark and rainy so who really knows) and wrecked my car. The wreck wasn't too bad, as far as direct front-end collisions go. No one was hurt at all, and I was still close enough to Tyler that I got two more days' visit out of it while my car made its way to the body shop and adjuster. But it had to stay in SC for repairs and I had to get back to Florida to work.



My car is fixed (yay! I miss it very much and while it's good I have a rental, said rental is craptastic) so I'm heading back to SC after work tomorrow for a post-midnight arrival. Tyler and I will meet up again for a Thursday-Friday visit and then I'll head home sometime Friday afternoon. I kind of want to drive back in daylight this time, just in case. There's a Blue Angels airshow at his base this weekend, which would be fun to see, but it means there are no hotel rooms to be had so staying through the weekend isn't an option. Plus, we may be kind of sick of each other by this point. Hahaha. Just kidding. I love you Tyler.

Up until the wreck, the visit to SC was fun. We went to Charleston, stayed in a fancy hotel, ate lots, drank more, and shopped a little. I did my first Uber trips around Charleston.


We visited boot camp at Parris Island which is just 10 minutes away from Tyler's base. That was fun for both of us. If you're a long-time reader, you may remember that I was sick as a dog when Tyler graduated boot camp 4+ years ago so my memory of that first visit was very fuzzy. And now that he's a sergeant, most of the Drill Instructors don't even outrank him so he strutted around this time like ... well.  a sergeant. Hah. Perspective is everything.


We even got to see the Marine Corps Band and Silent Drill Platoon back in Beaufort (Tyler's base). We still don't know why they were there, but they were and we had seats. OoRah!




19 comments:

  1. Ooh Rah! Glad to hear that Tyler is doing so well.

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  2. It must have been frightening to hit something on the road that you didn't even see. I hope life returns to normal soon.

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  3. Miss you Debbie, glad you had a nice time away and that you weren't hurt in the accident. Thanks for fixing the tutorials too. I'll be heading back over soon to scout out your very helpful posts on CS machines.

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  4. Thanks, Debbie, for the boatload of work you've done with the tutorials! That's a huge undertaking and I'm glad life has turned around enough for you to do it again. You demystified the FBA for me a few years ago and I'm eternally grateful.... ;-)

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  5. Jeez, scary road stuff but yay on getting to hang out with your son for a couple more days. My dad lives in SC so I'll be down there for a week this summer too. It's so hot I melt there. I'll just be a puddle on the ground.

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  6. Glad you are all right after the dark on the interstate incident. You can sleep in your newly repaired car to see the Blue Angels! lol.
    Happy to see you pop up in my feed.

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  7. Sorry about your car - so glad it's fixed and will be back with you soon!

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  8. Sorry about your car and glad you are ok. I have two sons who were in the Marines, both graduated from Parris Island. What a beautiful place--luxury homes would have been built there if the government had not acquired it 200 years ago. And I just love Beaufort, I could move there with no complaints. As for your Netflix addition--many of us have the same problem.

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  9. The bright side of all of this is that you get to spend more time with your soldier! Thanks for fixing the tutorials, they are very helpful. I'm hoping you get your sew-mojo back soon, your posts always encourage me to keep sewing and try 'new to me' patterns and techniques.

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  10. Glad you are getting your content back! That stinks about your car, but at least you get more time with Tyler out of it.

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  11. Memories...way back in 1970, my new husband had just gotten back from 20 months in Vietnam, we were married, and then he went to his next duty station, MAC Beaufort. I flew down to meet him, and we spent 15 months there. It was interesting, but I didn't really care for military life. However. Beaufort was a beautiful little town and I assume still is. I hope Tyler is very happy there.

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  12. Oooo, I'm glad everyone's okay - that must've been scary. Hurrah for a fixed car and more family visits though - at least a bit more together time came of it!

    I don't...know if I've seen most of your tutorials. I might have to spend some time this weekend, cruising through them!

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  13. So glad that only the car was hurt, and not YOU! I recognize that hotel in Charleston, by the way -- never stayed there, but we had a wonderful dinner in their restaurant once. Glad you and your son had that time together!

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  14. Whenever I need a tutorial, I head here. This time I'm looking for one on the subject of shifting the fullness on a skirt from the front to the sides, I think, for plus sized women, to make it hang better. Thanks!

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    1. oh and I forgot to say that I didn't find it in your tutorial page. I wonder if you wrote of post on it?

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  15. Miss you! Hope your sewing mojo returns soon.

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  16. So glad you were not hurt in that accident!

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  17. I just discovered your blog! Come back to sewing, your posts are great!!!

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  18. Debbie, I really miss you and your blog. Please post an update to let us know what's going on. Even a quick note that you are not sewing, but doing ok otherwise, would be welcome. Or do you need anything from us? You've so enriched our sewing lives, and if we can reciprocate in some way, please let us know.

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Thank you for each and every comment. I appreciate them all, but I have to be honest and let you know that I'm usually bad about answering questions. I hope you understand that there just isn't enough time in the day to do everything I want to do.

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