Spent part of the afternoon tearing apart my dishwasher, cleaning out all the hard water buildup from the various components and putting it back together. Not my first time. Hard water is a pain! So after getting the kitchen back in order, filling the now-hopefully-functional dishwasher, and putting DH's tools away, I sat down with a brownie, (still warm from the oven - my chocolate therapy for today), counted my blessings that there were no leftover parts and that I'm not stuck doing dishes by hand, and then ordered Lemi Shine, which is supposed to help dishwashers with hard water residue buildup. Does anyone know if I've been suckered? Does it work - not work? Any other suggestions? Believe me, I'm open to any and all helpful hints for dealing with hard water.
The men saddled up early this morning to gather and sort replacement heifers. They had some doctoring of pinkeye and foot rot to do as well. Had a nice, cool day to do that today. My 77 year old dad still lives to ride his horse and work cattle, but he didn't go today because he just had a heart cath last week. DH didn't want to risk anything happening to dad while he was on his watch. Dad was a little miffed about being left out. I say let him go. He'd rather die doing something he loves to do rather than sitting around the house or worse yet, in a hospital.
On the crafting front, I finished up a thread crocheted bedspread started in the 80's by DH's grandmother. When she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in the late 90's it was passed on to her oldest daughter. She worked on it for a time and then passed it on to the youngest daughter who worked on it and then passed it along to me. I've been working on it off and on for a couple of years now and decided it just needed to be finished. It fits a queen size bed and is definitely not a project I'd want to take on from scratch. It will go in DD's hope chest.
On the quilting front, I was able to get the final border on a twin sized quilt this afternoon (before the dishwasher fiasco). It was made from the Firecracker collection. I'm ready to start in on a new project. Maybe tomorrow - or maybe after another brownie...