Friday, March 23, 2007

Socks That Rock

Heddy called me tonight to let me know that our yarn order arrived. I only got one skein, hubby's not working yet, truck still getting fixed, so I have to watch what I spend. I plan on making a pair of Wyverns with this yarn. (Now that I think I can manage a short-row heel.) It's called Sunstone, and I got the lightweight.

As mentioned, the truck is still getting fixed. I really didn't think it would take this long. They ended up having to replace a couple of the bunk panels, and they had to be ordered from Ontario or somewhere, but still. I guess it's being painted on Monday, I suppose it will have to sit a couple of days to harden good (and the body shop is on a rough, dirt road, not good for tacky paint). Then it goes to the garage for a day for the mechanical stuff. Of course, he gets a call from the guy who is in charge of the super-oversized stuff, wanting him to take some humungous beams to Cape Breton on Monday. This stuff pays ridiculous (in a good way, lots of $$ per mile). It's the sort of stuff that you meet on the highways with escorts in the front and sometimes in the back, too. The only thing is if he decides he's going to cart this stuff for them on a fairly regular basis then we will need either a different truck or get different rear ends put in ours. It needs lower-geared rear ends because of all the weight, and the rear ends we have now would probably end up falling out eventually. That's not a good thing, to lose your rear end! Basically when that happens it costs quite a bit to fix, plus most of the time the truck sits where it is -- can't move. Sometimes it can be hobbled to a garage, but usually not.

Dropped our income tax stuff off at the accountant's on Wednesday. He had some questions for me. I keep good books, but there's always some questions. I do have to look into two things for him that I may not have recorded right. He's only figuring that we made four Pete payments last year, but we made nine. That's a bunch of money missing, like $7,500 at least in principal alone. Also it looks like I screwed up a date on his meals and lunchbox expense, that's not showing right. I'm at work right now, so I'll have to look into that when I get home.

Happy knitting!


Anonymous Cathy said...

Actually, I would love to lose my rear end... or at least some of it! ;) It must be so hard waiting for the dust to settle with this accident. I hope when it does that you are still deep in yarn! BTW, once you have done short row heels they are a breeze. Just remember to pick up both wraps or you will have some very decorative holes.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...

That sandstone color is just beautiful. They have some of the neatest colors, don't they?

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Pat said...

I like Sunstone - Those will be pretty socks!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

i love/covet the Sunstone -- I may have to order it next time we do an order up ... or something similar from another company! I have wound a ball from the Fleece artist yarns -- not knitting with the STR until I figure out "the Perfect Pattern" to use !

I thought the same thing as Cathy re; losing the rear end -- would love to see half of mine fall off! I hope Travis gets back to work soon ... athough I'm sure it is nice having him home, it will be good for him to be working again

11:27 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

All I can say is I see beautiful socks in your future!!

Hope your hubby is back to work soon so you can buy more yarn of course!!

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

I'm so sorry that things are taking so long to get the truck fixed - fingers crossed that your hubby will be able to get back to work really soon! But then again, I'm sure you're enjoying the time having him at home for a change, don't you?

4:34 AM  

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