I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, wherever you are. I knew I shouldn't have bragged about our beautiful Michigan summers - it is so hot here right now, it's just nasty. We've gone from beautiful mid 70 degree temps to the high 90's. I'll learn one day to keep my big mouth SHUT! How hot is it? Well, let's just say this is not a day you'd want to get stuck in an elevator, is it? Yeah, me neither but that's what happened a little while ago.
I was at our local hospital today (nothing serious) and left right after my appointment. I was parked in the parking garage and because it was so hot, I took the lazy way up and rode the elevator. As I reached my floor, the elevator stopped, the doors made a grinding noise and then... nothing.
The door wouldn't open!
The elevator had a glass side to it so it wasn't terribly claustrophobic but the sun was beating in, so it was hot. Did I mention that there were 9 halogen lights in the ceiling shining brightly and adding to the sauna like atmosphere? Oh, and there was also a lot of heat being generated into the very small air ducts from the elevator that was running next to me. The running elevator was in fact doing double duty since of course, mine was stuck. I waited a couple of minutes, then rang the alarm which, other than making a lot of noise, does nothing. So, I picked up the phone to tell the voice on the other end that I was stuck in an elevator. "We'll get someone over there right away, ma'am." About 10 minutes later the voice called me back to tell me that someone was on the way. What if I had been in a serious health crisis? Anyway, the very nice man asked how I was doing and I said fine but that it was very hot in this very basic, no frills whatsoever, stair well elevator with no air. I told him that if they didn't get there soon the sight they see when they do get the door opened might not be pretty (unless the guys opening the doors are 60+, then they might think I looked pretty good (maybe)!
If I have to strip down, to keep from passing out, I will.
A naked, not in the best shape of her life, hot, angry female might just send the door openers into shock and right over to the hospital themselves. Anyway, about 40 minutes later, they got the elevator going and thankfully, I had not yet stripped. Not the best way I've ever spent 40 minutes.....
On to lovelier things...
I did manage to finish Be Kind and Be True. I really like the way it turned out and even though the eyes are googly, I'm leaving them. I'm calling it folky. One day, in a few years (I hope it's a few more than that but you know what I mean), when I 'm dead and the boys have gotten rid of all my stitching, someone will buy this at the Goodwill and they'll say "She really did lovely stitching. If only she had mastered those french knots." Oh, the heck with that, we'll dump the stitching and keep the frame! Thank you Melissa for giving me your pattern - I am going to pass it on to another stitching friend. This is stitched on 32 count something with the called for threads (DMC). Here are my artsy photos in the dappled sunlight:
Do you have a bucket list? One of the things on my bucket list (which changes often) was to see Eric Clapton in concert. I can now check that off my list. Rob and I saw Eric and Roger Daltrey at the final show of their concert tour this past weekend. They both put on a great show and it was a beautiful evening for an outdoor concert. We were in the pavilion so we weren't in the sun and with a cool breeze blowing, it was perfect! Poor Eric did look old and tired, though. His hair was shoulder length which is not his most attractive look, I don't think, and he had a lot of gray stubble that wasn't helping to make him look very youthful. But, holy cow, he was in great voice and his guitar sounded as sweet as ever! Awesome show. One more thing checked off.
Finally, we have this little Robin that has been hopping around our yard for two days now. We've turned the sprinklers on so he can find worms, we've put the birdhouse down low hoping he'd hop in there and be safe thru the night. We've set out pans of water, which he hopped right over, and and have tried our best to keep him out of harms way. Isn't he sweet? Be safe my fine feathered friend! You'll have to click the pic to enlarge to see him sitting on the tire.
That's all the news for today. I hope you're staying cool wherever you are (or warm if you're in the Land Down Under) and having a great week. Thank you for all the comments on my last post. I'm jealous of all of you that have the Desert Rose dishes and I hope to have my own set one of these days! And, a big hearty hello and Welcome! to my new followers. I really appreciate you being here and all of your kind and thoughtful comments.