Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Completed Project

Now don't go thinking that I completed a project. No, no, no!

That title misleads you on purpose. I had every intention of completing this, but my time was in such demand elsewhere that I seemed never to get around to working on it. So that's where DH stepped in. And stuff like this is right up his alley, too.

I love my new, refurbished dresser! And there will be another one coming soon, too. You can see a tiny portion of it in the 'before' picture.

The new dresser has been moved into my sewing room, and I now must devote a significant amount of time to straightening things around. The sewing room is quite a wreck right now. Looks more like a crime scene than a work space. (Sharon, you will vouch for this, I'm sure!) *wink*

I have frequently commented on how my time has been so limited this fall, but I don't think I've ever fully explained how this fall differs from last fall or any previous fall since I've retired.

Part of it has to do with my agreeing to teach 4 days per week. In previous semesters I'd only been teaching 2 days each week, and those were always fantastic schedules. I still felt "retired" with a part-time job.

This semester, however, I was asked to trade a class with another professor who was juggling doctors' appointments. I figured I could handle a 4-day work week for just one semester, so I agreed to the trade. It is a decision I hope I don't have to make again. It darn-near got the best of me!

I did survive it, and final grades for fall semester have been submitted. I am feeling freer already.

The other part of the busy fall involves working on the historical society book. Our deadline is the end of this month, but we are trying to finish before Christmas. I expect a couple more l-o-n-g days between now and then. I will share more information on the book in the coming months.

I can, however, show you a picture of our beautiful 99-year-old high school, the subject of the book. The big century mark is next September 1st, so come to Greenfield because there will be much celebrating.

As far as we know, it is the only high school in the entire nation that was gifted to the community by a private citizen still operating as it was originally intended 100 years ago. Awesome, right?

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. There is a county south of me that took over the high school as their new offices. The ladies room is just amazing.... large windows to the view... they left the era along and just made bigger rooms for what ever counties need besides land deeds, etc. Wonderful use of a building for another 100 years.

  2. Sounds to me like you're working more than a full-time job at the moment. It's a wonder you have time to write your blog at all.


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