Reunited and it feels so good!

In keeping with the apparent theme of 2013 (“Making Things More Complicated One Crisis At A Time”), I managed to accidentally drop my brand-new 4×4 steel bench block (sharp corner first) onto my MacBook Pro as I was unpacking it. My new MacBook Pro. (Cue Michael Bolton warbling How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?)

This would be on the same day that Nick had another minor medical episode (no answers on that front, but please keep the prayers coming) and that our friend from church discovered the deck he was going to resurface for us at a steep discount was actually dangerously rotted out and needed to be entirely rebuilt.

I literally sat down on the sofa and cried. By nightfall, I had a headache so bad it was making me physically ill and last Wednesday, I woke up with the worst fibro pain I’ve had in months. I threw in the towel – cancelled my Wednesday afternoon meetings, skipped worship practice, and didn’t get out of my jammies at all on the 4th. It was just all too much.

Thankfully, our homeowner’s policy covered the laptop repairs with a small deductible (Apple Care doesn’t cover accidental damage, it turns out) and I had wonderful classes with some really talented students on Friday and Saturday.

Also thankfully, the sermon and worship at church Sunday were both really good, soul-nourishing meat and potatoes stuff – just what the doctor ordered.

And I got my baby back.

Cue Peaches and Herb…

Other stuff in progress: a complete cleaning, purging and reorganization of my studio so I can get my new enameling kiln set up (squeeeeee!); the finishing touches on the hall bathroom refresh; and prep work for the Metal Retreat in September (want to join us? still two spots left!). Unfortunately, I completely missed Brandi’s color challenge – just wasn’t possible with everything going on last week. Don’t miss her big reveal today, though – some seriously beautiful eye candy there!!

How has your week shaped up?

6 replies
  1. diane
    diane says:

    Eek. I would still be in my jammies.On the second jewelry picture, on the pendant – are the double rings so it will hang without twisting? All the pieces are lovely.

    • Francesca
      Francesca says:

      Diane, the double rings are just a design element I really like. It’s what I demo’d for the students, and they liked it too! It may help reduce twisting, but I’ve never really tested it.

  2. Susan Marling
    Susan Marling says:

    Sorry you have had such a bad time but sounds like things are looking up – hopefully. Will keep your husband in my prayers. How did you or the student make the different size holes in that piece. I love it. Thank you.

  3. Sherry
    Sherry says:

    I hope all will be better soon, especially Nick. Has his previous problem resurfaced? Hope doctors can figure out what the problem is this time. Love, Sher

  4. Gail Barnett
    Gail Barnett says:

    I am sooooo sorry. I have done that with my work laptop on a Friday night – did not sleep the entire weekend….I thought they would make me pay for it….they didn’t but I think I aged 5 years! Fantastic that all ended well!


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