Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Technical Difficulties

Currently Comcast (internet, not television) is being a pain in my behind.  My connection has been terrible, then my router decided to reset itself, deleting my network in the process.  I spent 3 hours last night trying to do something that should have taken 15 minute, all because of a horrible slow and spotty connection.

I pay far too much for the crappy service I have even when it is working correctly and I dread having to call customer service because I know it is going to take multiple phone calls and me eventually crying before things will get remotely close to fixed.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Making A List

So the show is just a week from tomorrow (cue freak out). 

I'm slightly overwhelmed by all that needs to be done.  I keep telling myself that a) I'm not doing this alone (I have my sister) and b) I have a week. . . but let's be honest, with a fulltime job, we really only have this weekend. . . oh, and we're having a yard sale tomorrow.

In an effort to get my self together, I started making a list of everything that needs to be done.  I know things will be added and some things just won't get done.  But it is a starting point.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mad Crafting

Do basically every goal list I have ever written has included some form of "participate in a craft show".  I kept telling myself that once I got some stuff together that I would apply. . . but I want so good at getting my stuff together.

Sometimes it just takes a boost (or your little sister just applying for you). . . So, good news, we got accepted, bad news, we got less than three weeks notice to get it all together. 

The show we are participating in is a mix of crafts and vintage, so we are supplementing our small craft inventory with a bunch of vintage pieces that have transitioned from beloved finds to kitschy clutter.

Oh, and I also signed up for a second round of jewelry fabrication class! I'm very hopeful that is will be the first of many craft shows.

I'll be sharing more about out prep between now and the show (since I don't have much time for anything else at the moment.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Cable Free Update

So I cut the cable TV cord about two and a half years ago, and I still haven't regretted it. . . though, I do miss Mad Men.

I recently upgraded my antenna from a cheap wall mounted white box to a full fledged outdoor model (that was still cheaper than one month of cable television). . . If you aren't cool with an antenna growing out of the side of your house, it can be mounted in the attic.

With my new antenna I get 72 stations, that is way more than I need. . . and, thanks to ION, I still get to binge watch Criminal Minds on Sundays.

I am considering a Roku (?), so I can connect my TV to the internet, but since I don't have Netflix or Hulu, it's on the bottom of my wish list.