Good Morning Ladies,
How are we all today?! I am happy to say I am back up and connected to the world!!
You seriously don't realise how much you rely on electricity for every thing!
They came over an hour earlier than they had stated which meant that the Dishwasher got switched off mid cycle, i had just washed my hair/ showered thinking that i had plenty of time to dry my hair but no, I was a bit frustrated that they just went straight to the meter cupboard and switched it off without knocking and checking that it was ok! I am guessing that was because they were so early and didn't want to hear complaining!
As soon as they turned it off the smoke alarms started beeping, I'm guessing the batteries ran out as they stopped after an hour. My tablet died after half hour and for some reason my phone hadn't charged and was on 20%, our house phone is powered by electricity, so i felt really cut off.
I went outside to have a look at the aircraft displays only to find the electricity team watching it too!
At around lunchtime the Foreman came over to say that he couldn't put pressure on his men in this heat, so it was highly unlikely that they would finish by 4pm.
By then Pat had arrived so the time passed quickly, we chatted lots, while watching the workmen, we held our breath as the backed a HUGE crane up the side of our house. It waz entertaining anyway, Pat and i did some crafting, Pat did some beautiful colouring and I was finishing off a liad of cards, as i usually just make the card, I make the insert and envelope as I need them but with so many cards just sat in a box I am thinking of taking round to the village hall on a Thursday (Post Office day) to see if anyone is interested in them, they do have a box full of cheap market quality type cards but nothing fancy, it's got to be worth asking hasn't it?
The electric did not get reconnected until well after 6pm, so it went from alnost silence to lots of beeping and whirring as the house came back to life. Such a relief after a very long dsy.
Today's card was the result of having a play with Stampin'Up inks, to see how the blended to create a background, I am pleased to report that they work beautifully and i was able to acheive a lovely yellowy/orange sunset. I decided to use a tree that looks like you would find it on a Safari or something (no idea what its called). It's from Stampin'Up! In a set called "Rooted in Nature".
I added a few birds to give some movement to the scene. I decided to keep the bottom black to go with the Silhouette look.
What do you think?
Everything should hopefully be back to normal today, its Paul and the girls last day at work because of the Air Tattoo, they have road closures and one way systems in operation in all villages around us so any kind of travel is going to be a nightmare.
It should be fun to watch though.
I hope that you all have a lovely Thursday,
Love and hugs to all of you,