I'm still unpacking a box now and then, but I can see light at the end of that tunnel. So yesterday I took a field trip downtown. I made a stop at a quilt shop there called Crimson Tate. They specialize in bright fabrics so I bought some Amy Butler and Tula Pink and a couple other pieces for an upcoming project.
I could have bought another $20 worth of fabric, but instead I'm going to have to use it to pay this parking violation. Sure I only put 15 minutes on the meter, but I was just going to run in the shop and buy a few pieces of fabric. I should have known better.
The parking meters downtown look like this.
I very seldom go downtown, so this little sign on a stick was new to me. I can't tell you how many great parking spaces I passed up before I finally pulled into one of them and read the instructions. I thought this space was reserved for number 2362 so I kept circling. It turns out you either call a phone number or install an app on your phone where you enter your credit card info and email address. I installed the app and then I put the green number on the sign into the appropriate space and entered how much time I was going to put on the "meter". It supposedly sends a tone to your phone when your time is up and you need to add more minutes. I guess I was too busy looking at fabric to hear that sound. I didn't notice the ticket in the bright, yellow envelope until I was going about 70 down the interstate and saw something flapping in the breeze. It was fastened under my windshield wiper, and luckily it made it home with me. Otherwise the fine doubles if not paid in 7 days. I can't figure out how someone knows when my time is up by looking at this, but trust me.....somehow they found out.
Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you are finding some time to stitch.