New Phone, New Cord

So my phone died Saturday. Not low-battery-died. Really died. I guess there’s a problem with my phone’s internal power switch (which I learned after Googling the problem). After a lot of stress, Google Fi (my carrier) sent me a new phone. Which was awesome even though I had to wait three days for it…which is extra strenuous as a Realtor.

Anyway, with the new phone came a new cord. I’ve been using Amazon-bought braided cords instead of the original cord that came with my old phone because for some reason, my cat likes to chew on white cords. So tomorrow I’m going to work on crocheting a cover for my new cord so the cat doesn’t eat it. I guess it’s really simple- just a single crochet around the cord according to Through the Loops.

Anyway, it seems like an easy project, and you can also use it for earbuds to make them more stylish (not just for keeping cats away). So I thought I would share it!

Random Reflection: Still Balancing

Dear Crochet Community and Readers,
I miss you! I’m sorry I haven’t written in a while, but I have some very exciting things going on in my life. I started this blog to talk about my journey with and love for crochet. Crochet has helped me, in turn, add balance to my life. So here’s an update from the last couple weeks of “balancing my life”.

One: I got back into real estate full-time. Okay, I’m slowly getting back to full-time. Guys, here’s the truth. I’ve sold (not closed yet) over $1 million dollars in real estate this year. Most of that was while I was working a full-time teaching job and occasionally coaching volleyball.NewPicSarahPowers3

Side note: my clients, friends, and family are so amazing for supporting me and keeping me busy and helping me get back into real estate full-time!

So, I’m really excited, and I’m working on getting up-to-date on marketing, continuing my education, finding a routine, closing the three deals I have going on, and trying to find more deals to put together.

This was my school picture this year, but I liked it. So it’s my new real estate pic!

Two: I started a garden! I changed a useless strip of grass along the garage into a veggie/fruit garden.

It actually looks pretty good, but the only updated picture I took was of the spaghetti squash this morning.  I caught a squirrel trying to eat it this morning and a quite hilarious minute of him trying to figure out how to get out of the garden ensued. I realized too late that I should have videotaped it. But, this is now a part of my morning/evening routine: watering, weeding (thank you mulch), and using pesticide from essential oils.

Please ignore the garage in desperate need of paint. It’s on the list.

Three: Still working on finishing the basement bathroom. This bathroom was poorly laid out with a small, cinder-block (aka campground) shower, a teensy sink that drained into the shower, which drained all the way across the floor to the real shower drain which was covered by a small wooden cover, carpet, and paneling. It did not include a real door- just a Western-style swinging door from the laundry room. Oh fun times.

So, we literally tore down walls, hired a mason to fix some things, built walls, and now we are working on the tiling. This has taken a while because nothing is easy with the project- the floor is uneven, we had to install the drain, and I’ve been super busy. But it’s starting to come together so I’m pretty excited.

Four: I’m working on business plan classes for my crochet class idea, but also using each step to help me with my real estate business.

Five: Golfing and doing Beachbody workouts to get in shape and relax. I’m terrible at both of these things, but I’m getting better every time I “practice”.

Six: Finally, something yarn-related! I tried to design my first sunglass bag. It works, but it’s not great. I decreased the top instead of using a button or a draw string, and I have to take the sunglasses out a certain way to avoid poking the sunglasses through the case.  But I do love the yarn colors!

This is my first failure to design well:Sunglasses

So, hopefully I’ll be back to blogging soon. (I may even start a real estate blog too!) But at least my life is full of things other than just work, work, work. So, I miss you, and I will be back soon!

Love, Sarah