Sunday, February 26, 2012

A bit done today

I'm so far behind in my SWAP! I anticipated being halfway through by now. I need to get over stalling my progress when I get stymied by something and just work through it and keep going. I think I'm back on track now. I finally got the off grain fabric worked out. Parts are going to continue to be slightly off grain, but I worked on graining that damned stuff for a week off and on and it never got much better. So it will be what it will be. Frustrating because it's a lovely light weight navy twill for one of my core items... pants and matching jacket. But I'm moved on with it, and I'm up to the lining insertion. I had hoped to have it complete by now, but unfortunately life got in the way this weekend.

Instead of sewing, I had to do errands. Our refrigerator ice maker and water dispenser just quit working. So I had to find the brochure with the warranty items, and go through them. What a surprise to find you're supposed to change out the water filter every 6 months! I don't think they told us that initially. But to make a long story short, several hours were wasted on line and calling local stores trying to find the right part.

Ultimately I found out our Kitchen Aid refrigerator filter has been changed to a Whirlpool filter. After checking with multiple stores, and getting useless recordings that want you to talk to them, I finally found out Home Depot carries them (if you have the right number!) and if you get lucky enough you might even find someone to help you!

Off to Home Depot we went. We initially had a woman who took us to the Brita water filters, and the filters for those in sink water dispensers. After wandering around for a while, we found the refrigerator filters and after a lot more head scratching found one that is the same as our old one. Not the actual part number we were given, but it does fit.

All in all, I love the Internet, and I love being able to find anything on line. BUT there are times when you need something today, not in a week, and I really miss having customer service from a real person who can help you find what you need in their store and actually gives a damn if you are pleased with the store and their service! I know, rag, rag, rag. BUT still!

So now I'm off to hopefully finish that jacket tonight, or at least get really close!

Hope you all had a fabulous sewing weekend!

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