I just spent a lifetime trying to sew a couple of fly masks. OK, maybe not a lifetime, but a lot longer than someone that knows what they are doing and enjoys sewing would.
Keeping Boaz's habromena damage at the corner of his mouth covered is getting to be a real challenge. For quite awhile keeping fly masks on wasn't a problem. But lately they've become the toy of choice for Ruger and Wister the 2 kids, and BlackJack has become very good at getting Boaz's off, usually to the detriment of the poor mask. John has been looking for the last crusader that covers Boaz's "boo-boo" for the last 3 days and so far it hasn't showed up. Sigh........!!!
This morning, the mask Boaz had on was so stretched that the velcro no longer was holding it close to his face, sooooooooooo, time to go to plan B. One good thing, in getting ready to sew the mask I had, I found another crusader I had forgotten about that needed a "little" work.
I know I'm being silly, but those 3 areas of purple and sewing the velcro back on the orange mask probably took an hour of major crisis management on my part........!!!
When I was a kid and spent 2 weeks every summer with an aunt and uncle in Coolidge, Texas, Dudda (my aunt's nickname for her first name of Douglas) she would always send me home with 2 new dresses she made for me. No pattern, unless she needed something special, then she made a pattern out of newspaper. It didn't take her anytime from cloth to dress and they always had extras, like pipping or decoration of some kind. I remember covered buttons, which was really eye catching. She also played the piano, could play anything by ear. I never thought I'd like to sew, but that piano playing really caught my attention. Than I found out you have to practice, so that pretty much ended the piano playing.
I ordered some Polyglycan from Valley Vet last week. It got here yesterday in a big box, (little 10mg vial) surrounded by freezer paks and big writing on the box to refrigerate immediately. I opened it up and it was just a little cooler in the box than it was outside, outside being about 105 degrees. I put it in the refrigerator and called Valley Vet. They returned my call this morning. The woman said they had gotten in touch with the company and they said as long as it wasn't amber color it should be OK. It's not that easy to explain amber over the phone, I found out. I finally said on a scale of 1-10 I would say it was about a 2, not clear like water, but a little bit of color We decided it would probably be OK, or they would send me another one, if I sent this one back and I would have to request overnight delivery. Not a problem but silly to send back and forth if it is OK. About an hour later she called back again and said she and their vet had gone to the warehouse to look at their inventory of Polyglycan and it did have a little bit of color.
I've done business with Valley Vet for years and they've always given good service. But I was surprised that she took enough interest, to get the vet involved and go see if they could figure out what I was talking about. Rather refreshing in this day and age of rather casual customer relations for many companies.