Monday, March 7, 2011
Gus was supposed to play hockey at 11:45 on Sunday, which effectively blocks out most of the day for other activities. He got invited to a sleepover on Saturday night with some hockey friends and when the game got canceled due to large holes in the ice (a fuse blew on the compressor overnight), I suddenly earned a few extra hours - so I started cutting strips. By the time I left to pick up Gus, I had all of my strips cut.
After dinner, I started pressing the creases back out of the strips to kill time before picking up a new trainee at the airport (work stuff, yes on a Sunday night). Fortunately I checked his flight online and found that it was delayed - so I sewed the strips for the A rail blocks. Then I checked again, and found that I had time to sew the B rail block strips. Another refresh on the screen earned me time to press both sets of strips... and the next refresh got me started on the strips for the 9 patch blocks. Haven't pressed those yet as I need to figure out which direction to press them... I finally left for the airport at 11:30 p.m. (yep you read that right - got home at 1:40 a.m.). I would have started cutting the strips into blocks for the rails - but have overstressed my right wrist due to all of the pressing and cutting yesterday. I absolutely must replace my ironing board now. I've bent one of the legs and the 30 degree downward angle definitely stressed my wrist while pressing yesterday. Will need to ice it again when I get home - as I am right-handed and my wrist is not happy typing either. Ah well, live and learn.