A fix-ation on the issue
Wednesday July 21st 2010, 11:03 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit,Non-Knitting

Michelle picked Natalie up from the hospital today. She’s out.  Yay!

Meantime, replacement to fix this broken dishwasher doorhandle: $23 plus shipping (they sent us the full assembly beyond this part; we were pleased).

Time to take the door apart, remove the broken piece,  replace it and put it all back together: under fifteen minutes. The new handle is better designed.

Time for the $133 electronic panel to arrive next: I’ll know after I place the order. So much for that. But it’ll be even faster to swap out, he says, and it’s quite satisfying to be doing it ourselves.  (We’ll reserve true elation for when the darn thing works.)

Meantime, it’s funny how having something you can’t fix right now makes it feel imperative to work on something you can make do absolutely whatsoever you say–or you will frog its little loops into oblivion, so there.  I am master of the yarniverse. I doodled with some silk/cashmere in a whole new tangent and really really like what it’s turning into, even if it doesn’t look like much yet.

Now, pardon me, our local parts place closed down. PartSelect here I come again. (And if you need a new silverware tray? You want Mending Shed for that.

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Thanks for the great links. I’ve made a new “repairs” bookmark folder just for them, and notified DH we have them.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 07.22.10 @ 5:05 am

Oh, it does look soft and beautiful already! Good thing Gretchen can’t slip through the screen… she’d NEEEEEEED to rub on that yarn, I’m sure.

Comment by Channon 07.22.10 @ 7:13 am

thanks for those links! (and now I wonder if the place I always went on Blossom Hill Rd in San Jose for parts is still there)

the new project looks great so far!

Comment by Bev 07.22.10 @ 7:39 am

Fixit week for you, too, eh? So far this week — teeth, scooter, computer. Now I’m just waiting for my new glasses and that individual who wants to borrow a book.

I don’t have anything like that pink gizmo to keep me out of trouble. Guess I’ll have to find something else.

Comment by Don Meyer 07.22.10 @ 8:41 am

Master of the Yarniverse. I wish I felt like that with my never-ending shawl. Maybe it is time to get back to it.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.22.10 @ 8:50 am

oh my that looks lovely. Master or the yarniverse – indeed! g

Comment by gMarie 07.22.10 @ 9:02 am

I understand not being able to fix something you really want to. Knitting help mediate that so much.

Hope the dishwasher behaves after you get the next part in place.

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 07.22.10 @ 11:09 am

I know I shouldn’t say it aloud…but…after this morning’s visit from the AC guy, I think we’re done for a while??!

Comment by Ruth 07.22.10 @ 3:30 pm

The pink looks lovely! Did they ever find out what was wrong with Natalie? Just wondering since it sounded kind of serious…

She was definitely in my thoughts and prayers, and I was so pleased to see how your family has taken care of her.

Comment by Mary 07.23.10 @ 4:35 am

I am the one who repairs everything in our house and I steer clear of plumbing! Even if the water isn’t actually involved.

Comment by Momo Fali 07.23.10 @ 6:32 pm

On my monitor, the colour of your new project reminds of warm summer sunset – the pink hour. What is the name of the colour?

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 07.29.10 @ 12:40 pm

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