^^ Another simple genious gripper inovation by the gurdygurd. Very cool.
Yesterday Mrs. Fixer said "so now the heater is fixed, whatchya gonna do this weekend for fun?" I answered "make a patch, sew a patch".
See, a hole developed in the sleeve of a favorite flannel shirt that's old enough to vote. I had considered patching it this winter. When the button came off the same sleeve Thursday I saw that as a fork in the road. Toss it or fix it?
When I was a little kid my mom used to mend clothes. During my divorce years, faced with going out and boozing it up or staying home and doing busy work I took what knowledge my mom had taught me and learned to sew. A couple of gals I dated back then would scoff at my 1960's sewing machine. "You don't know how to use that" they'd say. My favorite way to sew was by hand like my mom did. Often times making patches out of old cloths. In my case from trousers cut into shorts.
I used my E01 to see the needle to thread it a few times this evening. Sewed on that button, made a patch and attached it to my favorite flannel shirt.
I prefer the ugly, ameteurish look when sewing on a patch so I purposely add some character.
Trying this for now.
Replacement o'rings for Mag Solitaire sized lights.
We're good on batteries, got the lizard warm n toasty next to a pot of simmering water, have a bunch of 12 hour self adhesive hot hands strategically located and a movie playing on a laptop.
We're doing ok.
The thing that bothers me most is my little old lady widow neighbors. Some have whole house generators and others went off with friends or family. It's the ones stranded I am bummed about. With dang near a foot of snow on the ground dragging them out and into my little huvel aint practical.
We have about 100 flashlights with batteries so light isn't an issue. All the perishable groceries are outside in coolers, gas in the cars etc. We're good to go.