Saturday, March 6, 2010

A slew of updates

So here's a bunch of updates, in random order.

I changed the commenting section on the blog, so it should be easier to leave comments now.  You don't have to type in the word verification now.  I find that annoying.  I'll leave it like this, as long as I don't start getting a bunch of spam comments (cuz I hear that happens if you change it sometimes).  If I start getting a bunch of spam comments I'll change it back, but we'll try this for a while.  Leave a comment!  I LOVE getting comments.  Those of you that comment frequently - thanks.  I truly appreciate it and it makes me feel like people are actually reading when I write.  =)

We went sewing machine shopping today and I think I decided on one.  I think I'm going to get the Janome 6260QC, which is an entry level quilting/sewing machine.  I was looking seriously at the Brother NX-450, but the owner of the shop said she recommended Janome over Brother, and the Janome was $100 cheaper anyway so I went with that one.  They didn't have it in the store, but they're getting it from another one of their stores in the Phoenix area.  I'm going in Tuesday to pick it up and take a class.  I'm excited.

Supposedly we're getting orders early next week.  Apparently it was a "close call" according the Mark's squadron commander and we almost didn't go to Aviano, but he said we "barely squeaked by".  Long story... If you want to know all the details, let me know.  But we're hoping to get orders next week.  I'm not holding my breath until we're on the plane there.  The whole thing just doesn't look promising at all, but hopefully his commander wasn't "kidding" and we actually are still going to Aviano. 

That's about it for now.  Keep your fingers crossed for us...

3 comments:

J.A.Scherff said...

I'm excited to hear about the new machine and if you like it and how it works and cost and everything!! I'm pretty sure that is going to be Christmas for me this year. And doing research vicariously is so much easier ;)

Brian and Erika said...

So glad you guys squeaked by! I didn't know that was an issue. well i'll keep my fingers crossed that you get your orders asap. there's always a place for you at cannon afb if that's a consolation. ha. Anyway, miss you and hope everything goes smoothly for you guys.

Liz said...

I always read but am a complete bum about commenting. :)