Monday, July 02, 2007

Trials & Tribulations !!

August 2006 I purchased a fairly new Chevy Blazer (2003) with only 16,000 miles on it. Lately I have been thinking the transmission isn't right so I dropped it off at a garage to be checked out. Today, just 3 days prior to leaving for Bolivia... the mechanic calls me to tell me that I have a few things wrong with the vehicle. Hmmm.
My lower ball joints are loose, the front right wheel bearing is grinding, and it has a bad U-joint. None of which I have a clue about.
Thankfully I have 100% bumper to bumper GMAC warranty with no deductible. He is going to call GMAC to see if all or any of it is covered.
I have my fingers crossed!
I know this is just a test to see how well I handle this little hurdle to add stress to my already stressed being.

Happy 4th of July!!

First of all... Happy 4th of July! I hope you are all celebrating the United States of America becoming independent!!

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in the history of the United States. It signifies the colonies’ break from England and the rule of George III. The Second Continental Congress formed a committee to write the Declaration, but the Committee thought it would be better for only one man to write the document. It took Thomas Jefferson seventeen days to write the Declaration of Independence. On July 2, 1776 the Congress voted to declare independence from England. After two days of debate and some changes to the document, on July 4th, the Congress voted to accept the Declaration of Independence. This is why we celebrate July 4th as Independence Day.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

My Trip to Bolivia starts July 5th, 2007

I will try to document my trip along the way if possible. I'll write it as a journal format for anyone caring to follow it. I have created a special blog specifically for the trip & our work.
Please visit it often as several times per week we will be traveling in to the city of Cochabamba and will stop at their Cyber-Cafe where we can use a computer.
I will also write a paper journal (if I can remember how to write as opposed to type) ;-0

My blog for Bolivia is at:
I will also try to put a link from the side bar on this here blog.

P.S.) I want to again... thank all of you who were able to make a donation... big or small. All donations go specifically towards this trip & our supplies. Thank you!

Straw Loom for weaving.... new projects!

Thanks to Graciela Worth for teaching our loom class a little different type of project!!
Using the Knifty Knitter Straw loom, she taught our Loom Knitter's Classroom something new.

The straw loom projects are fairly fast to do. The weaving goes by so fast.

Graciela showed us how to make beaded belts with the loom which naturally stimulated a little creativity in me :o) I used minimal bead & tiny ones at that as I am just not a bead person.

I am currently making a straw woven rug. Details to follow once I have completed it.