I started out the day putting away Christmas decorations, then going 3 places trying to find fake rings to put on a ring bearer's pillow and not finding them. (A reader is going to get some for me and mail them to me. Yay!!!) I came home at lunch time and walked into the living room and saw these dark stripes on the carpet. It was the vacuuming marks but why were they so dark? I touched it and it was wet. My first thought was that I had over watered a plant but there weren't any plants near this. Then I went over to the little door to the hot water pipes and one of the bleeders was leaking. This is almost 4 weeks after I got the new pump installed and he told me to check the bleeders for a couple days and then put the covers back on.
The 2 little pointy things are the bleeders, one for each direction of the line at this point. The one on the right was leaking. I called the plumbing and heating guy and luckily he was in my town working and was able to get here in about a half hour. He ended up having to put a plug on it because he couldn't get the style bleeder he needed at the hardware store. The good news is there is no more leak; the bad news is that all of the water was rusty and I have permanent stains in my carpet. I have been wanting to tear out the carpeting and put in bamboo floors. Maybe this is a sign that it is time.
I had an electrician coming at 3 to hang new lights in the basement and replace a ballast in my main floor studio. While I waited for him I was looking through all of my button boxes for something to use for the rings on the ring bearer pillow and I came across this token. I looked it up on the internet and it is an early 1900s slot machine token. My grandpa must have given it to me when I was a kid. Nice find but still no rings.
While the electrician was here I made the ring bearer's pillow out of my DIL's wedding dress for my granddaughter's wedding in January.