Well guys, my weekend just did not turn out how I hoped. Friday I went shopping, and to the thrift store junkin'. Everything was great,and I was really having a good time. Now I live in the country, and it's pretty isolated back here. I pull in the driveway, and I smell a really bad burning smell. My one daughter lives up the hill from me, so I assumed they were burning something, which they were. I went in the house and turned on some lights...they flickered and then no electric...went to the breaker box, switched them all, and it came back on. Turned on the t.v. and off it went again. So I call my son-in-law, and he tells me I have too many things on,which I knew better. Can't find anything wrong, so I call an electrician(tried four of them before I could find one to come after hours.) Thank God he came right away.He checked everything in here,which was okay. Then outside he went to the electric pole, which was smoking and arcing, and ready to catch fire. OMG! Grabbed my doggies, and some important things,and went to the garage. Couldn't get anyone at the electric co, so he disconnected everthing, pulled out the insides and bypassed the main breaker. He said I was very lucky it didn't burn the house down. And of course my dh was out on the road. Now the e. company has to come out while the electrician is here, disconnect everything while the lines and box are replaced. Then it has to be inspected by an inspecter before it is turned back on by the electric co. This will end up costing a small fortune I was told,and in the middle of winter at that! But you know what, The electric company was around and inspected everyones poles and fuse boxes in Sept. and everything was fine. All I have done is thank God for not letting my house burn down. We were just so lucky. Now Tuesday, I will have to call e. co. and tell them what happened. I will probably have a wonderful week with them. Then yesterday I repaced my printer that was only 3 months old that had quit working with a new one And guess what? It doesn't work either. I just sat and laughed and cried for an hour!!! Oh my, Wonder what tomorrow might bring....
Tammy over at "A PRIMITIVE PLACE" is having an awesome giveaway celebrating her 2 years of blogging. She will be drawing the winner on January 21. Look at all the beautiful prim items. Congrayulations Tammy!!!!
Linda from PARKER'S PARADISE blog has a wonderful giveaway celebrating her 200 Followers. It is so awesome. There are 5, yes 5!!!! different prize packages! Everyone of them is so awesome. Hurry over to PARKER'S PARADISE BLOG to enter. Linda will be drawing the lucky winners on Jan.22. HURRY, HURRY, HURRY!!! You can't miss this one. Look at all of the goodies.
I won Keke's giveaway over at CHERRY KINGDOM! Look at the beautiful gingerbread apron! I love those fancy socks, and the Gingerbread plate is so adorable. You have to check her blog out. Keke's husband, known as Mr. Holiday, is a hoot! Wonderful Blog. Thank you so much Keke, and you too, Mr. Holiday.
A New Year, but no new resolutions this year. I decided I wasn't going to bother, because I never seem to do them anyways. How about you? I am so glad for the New Year, I sure hope it is better than last year. It is so cold out, and is starting to snow...wouldn't you love to see some beautiful spring flowers popping up through the ground? As you can tell, I can not wait for Spring and some warm weather. I ran across this again and it was the perfect reminder for me. I think I shall start living by these sweet quotes. I love both of these.
I went to the thrift store and found this great candleholder. I can't wait to redo it. I have several thoughts in mind. I also wanted to post a pic of two of the snowmen I finished. I need a pick me up. Should have had these done before Christmas. But I will keep them out till Spring.
Guess I better get busy. I have more pics to post later of a great giveaway I won. Have a wonderful night!