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December 25th, 2005

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09:13 am - 9:00 and all's frazzled
So I'm already behind, on my task list for this morning. I wake up hoppie right after I get up and he says, "What have you done so far." Heh heh heh. "Nothing, honey, I just woke up."
But be that as it may, I've decided to blog my crafting emergency.
I'm crimping the first crimpt on my MIL's necklace, and my crimper snaps. I mean, one of the blades just snaps off the handle and flies away. I freaked. There's just no polite way to say it. Christmas Eve, I'm not finished with my gifts and my crimping tool dies.
Hoppie's suggesting alternatives, like buying a new set. "On Christmas Eve? Nothing will be open." I could use his pliers. I'm like, "But I've got my own pliers." Hoppie says, "Rocker probably has a crimper. He does a lot of rewiring!" Argh. It'll be too big and won't have the double crimp this one has. Finally, I calm down enough to call Michael's the local massive chain craft store. I get the circular for this week, and lo! It has holiday hours. They're open Christmas eve until 6. It's 5:30.
We scramble to get out of the house and to our nearest Michaels (the one in Chelmsford, not particularly far from lain_mac and lizzielizzie (although I confess, we did not go visiting). We get there with between 10 and 7 minutes to spare.
I got my crimper, some jump rings, and a few oddments, because as hoppie points out, this is it until we get back, might as well pick up anything I think I might need. Then we left with 5 minutes to spare. We weren't even the last ones out.
Happy Channukah and Merry Christmas, and Happy Solstice. If I missed anyone, Just steal the happy and run with it.
Current Mood: busybusy

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Date:December 25th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
and... and...? and?!!!!

Nothing like leaving your readers hanging on Christmas morning....
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Date:December 26th, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC)
Here's the happy ending to all stories!
MILs necklace
Date:December 26th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
How gorgeous! I bet she loved them!
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Date:December 26th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
wehre's the rest of the story??? agh!

I've never had crimping pliers snap apart before. That is so weird. You can also use your chain nose pliers and flatten the crimps when you don't have crimping pliers handy.
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Date:December 26th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
It was very odd. Hoppie thinks I should return them for defective and get a refund.
And I could have used pliers, I know, but, but....for Xmas presents for my mother-in-law. You know, the think I want to be perfect so she'll be pleased that, even if her son didn't marry any kind of housekeeper, at least he married a slightly useful girl.

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