It was a good thing I cleaned out my downstairs craft room last week because that's where Pup and I were holed up for hours yesterday morning. The stove guy showed up at 8 am. Ugh.
He played upstairs with it for about 45 minutes and then gave up. Afterwards it took us 3 hours with all the windows and doors open and the fans running full blast in 20 degree weather to air out the smell. It wasn't fun but Pup and I were warm enough in the sunny downstairs while I played with some stencils and some watercolors to keep my mind off of what was going on above me.
Ages ago I started making these little doodles. They don't look like much but they are a fun way to kill some time.
I also stated a new mandala. You can't get a more meditative project than this.
I got this far filling it in before The Mister came down and declared a victory-of sorts. Now the ball is in Lowe's court-again. The technician gave us a file number and told us to go to Lowes today and make an exchange. They should make arrangements to pick up the smelly stove and bring us out a new one. We hope. I'm not doing a victory dance until Mr. Smelly is on a truck and outta here.
Valentine's Day wasn't a complete bust. This little beauty arrived via Amazon. It was my gift to myself. I saw one on someone's blog (Dee?) and had to have one. I used to have one but I have no idea what I did with it.
In case you are wondering, it is a tea for one set. It has a fine screen infuser in the pot and a nice wide cup that lets the tea cool off quickly. I'm an impatient tea drinker and have been known to burn my mouth on a fairly regular basis so that big cup is just what the doctor ordered. I love it.