Saturday, December 17, 2016

Keeping Warm



Small Heater Heats Twayler

8am - Outside it's 34℉. However, inside Twayler, it's a comfortable 63℉. We are getting this nice temperature with a small, low cost quartz heater.

We love this heater! It has wheels that allow moving to the bedroom at nite. The heater has a remote control. Very convenient! The small heater has a fan which is very quiet.

Twayler has a forced air heater. We hate the huge fan sound that the forced air heater makes. Hardly ever use it!

Click [here] to view where we bought it.

The small heater that warms Twayler

9:30am - Sewing Scampy's stealth curtains
We are back on the Scampy Curtain Project. I've never taken hand sewing lessons. Back when I was a kid, I had do sewing and just did it. Sort of picked up different stitches here and there.

For me, it is very difficult to cut cloth straight. Especially when cutting from a large piece of material. So, I don't concern myself about being perfectly straight. Just cut the material a bit big, and then sew up the material back to the size I want.

As you may see in the pic below, the cut edge is not straight. I've folded the over the material into a straight line. And am holding the folded edge closed with paper clips. I will use a back stitch to secure the material on both ends. Then turn the material inside out.

One of Scampy's stealth side curtains


3:30pm - Cold feet
The temperature in Apple Valley today never got to 50℉. During the afternoon, my feet got uncomfortably cold.

I was preparing a bucket of hot water to soak my feet when it occurred to me that the spa at 24 Hour Fitness would a lot better. So, that's what I did!


7:30pm - 25℉ Tonite!!
It seems to me impossible for the little quartz heater that I Blogged about today at 8am to keep up with a 25℉ temperature plunge.

As much we hate the fan noise, Twayler's forced air furnace may be pressed into service if as we expect, the quartz cannot handle the low temperature.



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9 comments:

  1. I am pretty impressed you are even trying to sew!

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    1. Why, Flowergirl?

      "Trying to sew?"

      Tioga George

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  2. There are no men in my world that would even pick up a pin!

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    1. Hi again, Flowergirl,

      Yes! I've seen that "men attitude" also.

      I personally, don't comprehend how guys get away with that kind of behavior! Many women just buy into men not doing some things or going along with men demanding things be done for them.

      For example, "Honey, would you get me another beer?"

      I've never done that kind of stuff. I like to sew. Been sewing since I was around 10-years old.

      Tioga George

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  3. If you have an iron you can buy the iron on hem tape and iron the hem on -- buy at any walmart or fabric store -- Hust iron it on and youre good to go -- it'll save on your fingers!!

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    1. Hi Jenny,

      Thank you for your comment/suggestion.

      I actually have iron-on tape in my sewing kit. But I like to sew. And, I have the time available to sew. And so, that's why I am sewing it.

      Tioga George

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  4. Imagine, if you were in Mexico you could have them made very inexpensively :) Lots of boondocking here!

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    1. Hi LBM,

      You are sooooo right about that! In Mexico, I could have just gone around and found a lady who would be happy to sew up my curtains!

      You know something, LBM? I rarely boondocked in Mexico. I preferred to camp inside a pueblo or city. Because I enjoyed having conversations with the people.

      Tioga George

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  5. The days of following shorts weather have passed I guess :-( I seriously didn't think it got that cold down there around where u are ..Up here in Oregon its been very very cold the past 2 days too..My bones just seize up and hurt with this cold weather ...So happy your pipes didn't burst..a couple years ago we didn't weatherize our motorhome correctly and didn't know till we went camping and the floor was wet wet wet I finally figured out its not the kids LOL ... We had the leak fixed then had to replace the water heater...We were at the campgrounds in brooking along the beach and I utilized their little laundry mat all day long washing towels after towels.. I was so glad we were camping where there was a laundry mat right there...I hope your elbow is handling this cold ok ....

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