1. I mended a shirt (and more).
I pulled out my black tank top and noticed it had a small hole (more like a slit).
I placed a small black tshirt scrap pieces underneath the slit and zig-zagged it closed.
Since it’s black, it’s very, very hard to see my fix. Which is how we like mending to be!
I also mended two pairs of undies (waistband issues) and I do not have pictures of that because SOME THINGS ARE SACRED, even for bloggers.
You understand, I am sure.
2. We sent our Switch controller off for a free fix.
The joystick had gone wonky, and Sonia saw a news article saying Nintendo would fix this for free!
I submitted a ticket, they sent me a mailing label, and we shipped it off.
Here’s hoping the fix is quick.
3. I bought a refurbished kettle.
Ours suddenly stopped heating, and a little bit of online research led us to conclude that it was not repairable. Sigh. I hate when things aren’t repairable!
And since it was 3 years old, it was well past the one year warranty.
I noticed Amazon had a refurbished option, so I picked that and saved $20.
It arrived in basically brand new shape; the box just had a few dings on the corners, which is no big deal to me.
And it came with the usual one year warranty, so I saw no downside with going refurbished.
4. I bought a second-hand side table for Sonia.
She’s been wanting to get rid of this black dresser, which doesn’t match her room at all, and which she doesn’t need for storage.
So, we looked on Facebook Marketplace to find a small side table. This one popped up for $25.
You knew I couldn’t make it through a summer without painting a piece of furniture!
She and I drove to pick it up (another hour toward her driver’s license), and now we just have to paint it to match the rest of her furniture.
And I’ll buy a handle that matches the finish of her dresser handles.
- used my frozen lime juice to make a dressing
- made my own mayo to save a quick run to the store
- clicked no-rush shipping at Amazon to get the $1.50 digital credit
- buzzed Zoe’s undercut again