Tuesday, February 12, 2013


We made it through the storm over the weekend.  Much of it in anticipation.  Forecasted for Sunday....morning.....afternoon......late afternoon......night......depending on what tv station we watched, at what time of the day.  Well, it finally came in about noon, with a fury, and ended about 7 pm.  Total about 8".

Son and grandbunny were supposed to come up for the weekend, but I called him Friday, asked if he heard about the coming storm, explained the timeline to him, and he decided to stay home.  Why is it that grown kids do not listen to weather reports??  Never.  I already had the meals planned, food defrosting, for his visit.  I like to send him home with food.  So the Chicken Chow Mein is in the freezer, after 2 meals; and the spaghetti and meatballs are also in the freezer, after 2 meals.  It was a win/win situation.

Anywho, I am almost finished with the back of the wine colored vest. Right side is done; just have the left side to do.  The pattern calls for knitting 3 pieces separately.  I hate seaming.  I knit the whole thing together on circulars.

I am trying....trying.....to get up the energy to clean house today.  BH will be outside most of the day taking care of business.  I absolutely hate house cleaning.  It's a waste of time and energy (I keep reminding him).  But I can't stand the very visible layers of dust all over everything.

My daughter just called at 7:15 am to tell me she received a bill from the clinic she frequents.  She  never receives bills.  She is disabled, on SSI and is covered by Medicare and MNCare.  So a phone call to the clinic is in order today to find out what the hell this is all about.

You know....if I were to get paid for my secretarial, doctor, nurse and advocate services.....

I am almost finished spinning the oatmeal colored batt.  I'm about ready to puke.  There is so much veggie matter that needs to be picked out every couple of rotations that I can barely force myself to get it done.  Can't wait to get on to the Shetland roving (to be plied with the oatmeal). Hopefully no veg matter and things will spin along smoothly.

I've also been having a hell of a time with the wheel.  Squeak, squeak, squeak.  Enough to drive you nuts.  I have oiled and oiled and oiled.  Seems like every hour.  The crank, the footman, the treadle board pins, the flyer.  Where the hell is it coming from??!!  And I love this wheel - Ashford Traveler.

Then it occured to me......is it the drive band?  Could it be the drive band? How can it be the drive band....it seems taut enough.  Ehhh..what can it hurt.....I'll change the drive band (cotton twine).   Viola!!!! I guess it was stretched out more than it felt or looked.  No squeaking!  Hurray!  I'm a happy spinner again.  Except. for. the. godawful. veg matter. in. the. fiber.  Which is almost finished.

Anywho, I better get my rear in gear.  Get the damn housework done. Phone calls to be made. Bills to pay tomorrow.  More spinning.  More knitting.  Because Friday......Friday......is Casino Day, Baby!!

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