Yesterday afternoon I finally got around to calling Casita to order the parts I need. They have a new phone system so you can bypass the overworked receptionist, which is a big improvement in how they do things. So I left a message for the parts department to call me.
Very unlike Casita, they did not return my call. So today I called to leave another message and got a recording saying their mailbox was full. That is TOTALLY unlike Casita. So I called again and dialed O for Operator instead of 3 for the parts department.
A very nice man answered, and explained that due to the ice storm, the plant was shut down yesterday. He took my name and number, and later, I think it may have been the same person who called to get my parts order. I wonder if the factory was still mostly shut down and he was just doing what he could to help catch up on the backlog?
Anyway, I ordered 6 new cabinet latches, 5 sets of hinges to replace the ones that are rusting. And a new cover for the cable connection.
Around the house I am doing whatever I can to beat the spring-is-never-going-to-come-and-I’ll-never-be-able-to-go-camping-again blues.
I went to Hobby Lobby the other day and got some pretty material and lace to make new valances and a table skirt for my bedroom. I also got some of their silky *I Love This Yarn* brand yarn. It is so soft and works up like a dream.
A couple of my friends knit or crochet head warmer hats for chemo patients who have lost their hair. I’m not sure if I want to commit to it, but I did try one of their patterns to see how it would go. I’m not too thrilled with either the pattern or the colors I chose, but it is a very soft, warm hat. I will probably use it as a camping hat next fall.
I don’t think I’ll do a big garden this year, but I would like to do some Earth Boxes and maybe a small square foot garden. So I started some seeds last night. Maybe when they sprout and start growing a little I will feel more like spring will really come this year. 🙂