Well pooh, I get all fired up and bring the machine to the beach to sew, and what does she do but lock up on me. It was a thick knit and I was putting the band on Drew's t-shirt when things went wonky. I've done everything I know, but she's bound for the shop. So I'll just cut out Lucas's shorts and read the Kwik-Sew books and call it productive. (Probably don't want to read those books on the beach - I might get funny looks - you saw the covers in that last post, right?)
And I can't upload pics out here but I'll tell you my 2 favorite scenes. The first was Monday afternoon - the boys had raised the flag at the dock (good to have Scouts around), and the ice cream boat (yes, a pontoon boat goes around the area selling ice cream - isn't the Gulf Coast awesome?) had stopped by. So the flag is flying, my kids are sitting on the swing eating ice cream, and Dean is in the water on a float. I call this "blessed."
My second favorite scene was this afternoon, when we got back from the library and the boys and I were sitting on the dock all reading books (now its been raining, so that's why you go to the library when you're at the beach). I was just so happy they weren't missing the tv.
So the broken machine is a disappointment, but how can I complain? Oh, uh, Drew just hooked a stingray off the dock. (And we're swimming in this water?) And that oil is rolling in tomorrow....nope, still not going to complain!