Tuesday, March 07, 2006


I thought we were being invaded before supper tonight. There was an awful racket. I didn't know what it was at first. After a bit I clued in that it was a plane, but I didn't see it at first. It was flying really low, and it turned out to be this.

It's a Canadian Forces F-18 "Hornet", apparently conducting exercises in our area. I didn't think they usually did that over residential areas, especially flying that low. I know if I had my binoculars out I could have seen the pilot! He was doing all sorts of fancy turns and flips. Kinda got on my nerves after a bit because it was soooo loud.

I finally remembered to take my camera to work yesterday. Here are some pics of our new sock yarns.

Lots of pictures! The Regia in the first picture is $8.99/skein. That stuff's all a cotton blend. It's really soft. The 50g Sockas are $7.99/skein, and the 100g Sockas are $15.99/skein. All the prices are Canadian, and we do ship yarn if anyone is interested! Payments accepted via PayPal or directly to the store with MasterCard, VISA, or American Express!

Got kinda sad news to day - good for Shelly, bad for us. She got another job offer. It's only til the end of June, so she may be back when it is over, but they told her it may turn into a full-time position but wasn't guaranteed. I don't blame her for taking this job - she'll make twice as much an hour as she makes now. I think she will still be working some Friday nights and a Saturday once in awhile. She starts Monday. She's the one who really does all of the yarn orders. I am only there two days a week, she's full-time. She will be missed, but ya gotta do whatchya gotta do!

Travis finished his training today. They wanted him to go on the road tomorrow, but he has to go to the garage to get the lights put on his truck and get his inverter wired in. Then they tried for Friday, but I think he's going to try to weasel it out til Monday. Some of the paperwork got messed up, so they couldn't plate it today. They have to get that fixed before he can go anywhere. I think he will be taking something to Ontario, then continue on to British Columbia maybe, then bring something back to Nova Scotia. They asked him today if he was interested in going all the way to the west coast, and he said yes. He did that once before when he long hauled for the same company, but back then he drove some else's truck. (Who didn't have an Espar heater, truck was set to only idle for 15 minutes then shut down, went through in the dead of winter when it was -40Celsius, so cold his cans of pop and soups froze and broke open, and he was sleeping in the truck in this! I told him he was crazy! Frost on his blankets and everything! Shoulda reported the broker for unfit working conditions. Then it was to the other extreme when he went down south in the extreme heat and had to sleep without air conditioning or any air flow. Who wants to leave their windows down and risk someone breaking in while you're sleeping?) This truck doesn't have an Espar heater yet, but at least he can idle it if it's too cold. I will definitely buy one of those heaters before the fall for him. I also took a picture of the headache rack I was talking about the other day.

It was hard to get a shot of the headache rack around the fence, but you can pretty much see it all in that shot.

Well, this was a long post. Darren is hovering to use the computer. Must go try to finally finish his mitten.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Dorothy said...

Was at work at the school today and had to come in off the playground to look at your blog. The kids wanted to know what sort of fighter planes were flying overhead - and I knew how to find out :)

We also had a heliocopter land in the field next to the school.

What a busy day!!

1:03 PM  
Blogger aija said...

Nice yarn! :)

4:03 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

What a good idea to use Mary's pics. Too bad she doesn't archive. I had hoped she would use that new design page as it had so many features.
Look forward to seeing the pics of your new yarn and enjoyed seeing the truck thingy.
Sorry to hear about Shelley. She was doing a great job!

9:53 AM  
Blogger Virtuella said...

I love all the sock yarn, feels like Im in heaven looking at it!!!!

The fluted banister, lovely pattern! Gives you thick socks, what we in norway calls Raggsokker. We use them all the time!

5:31 PM  

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