Monday, January 14, 2008

Happy 5th Birthday & Contest Winners

Today the Littlest One turned five. I made him a chocolate cake with rainbow sprinkle frosting. He got a new PS2 game, and I had ordered another one from eBay, and luckily it arrived in the mail today. (I don't know why my pictures transfer so crappy. They look better over here. I must do something wrong.)

Their air hockey table arrived, so I picked it up on Saturday and assembled it for them. It was easy going til I had to put the end pieces on. The holes didn't want to line up, causing great grief on my part. Eventually I got the screws in enough to say, "Good enough". The legs are on tight, and that's the main thing. (I can see this cutting into knitting time -- I like it!) Let the tournaments begin!
The truck was repaired Friday morning. They didn't finalize the bill at the time, but I don't think it's a huge one for a change. Probably about $100 or a bit better, plus tax. Tonight he's going back to work, though, and she's going to get her yearly MVI. That always makes me scared cuz we think it doesn't need anything or at least not anything much, and they always find lots of stuff that quickly adds up to a large bill. Oh, well. It has to be done.

Now, I'm sure everyone is waiting to see who the winners are from my contest. (Hey, according to Heddy I can't just come out and tell y'all right away!) I want to thank everyone SO MUCH for entering! That's the most comments I've ever gotten in one post and the most entries I've ever had for a contest. In my ideal fantasy world I've had loads of moolah and be able to send everyone something. But alas, this is the real world, so I can't.
I actually had two people guess the correct number which was.... 24! Kris was the first one to guess correctly and will receive the Cherry Tree Hill in Martha's Vineyard. The second one to guess 24 was Dana, so she will be getting a secondary prize of two skeins of Patons Kroy in Crayon Jacquard. (I'm currently working on a pair of vanilla socks for the store out of that colorway.)

Since the contest went over so well, I have also used the faithful random number generator to procure me another winner. Allergicmom will be receiving two skeins of cotton. (Forgot to take a picture. One is Bernat Organic Natural Cotton in tea leaves and one is Kertzer Coolspun in the pink.) Congratulations winners! I will try to get these in the mail on Wednesday.

We still don't have our puppy. They have such a back log of cargo going on the planes that we probably won't get her til next week. There's another dog coming over that was adopted before ours, so she gets to come first.

Thanks again for all the entries. Its been a fun three years of blogging. Got to meet many new people, learn about so many different patterns, yarns, techniques... I just love looking around and seeing what everyone else is making. Even though I only know a couple of you "for real" I always refer to everyone as friend.

Happy knitting!

PS I also came across this contest. Closes midnight January 17.


Blogger Bea said...

Congrats to the winners!

Happy birthday to the little one!!


9:54 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

That's a good sock stash! Poor puppy stuck on standby.Cool birthday gifts..your losing him to the video world.

Congrats to the winners!

12:02 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

Whee! 24 has been my favorite number since I was little (my birthday's May 24th) so I guess it's also my lucky one.

I seem to recall my air hockey table being a pain to assemble, although what stands out most is the heavy computer desk that grandpa and I glued the middle of the living room floor when it was intended to go in my bedroom. We weren't nearly as smart as we ought to have been. :)

2:54 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Happy birthday to youngest son.
The air hockey game looks like a lot of fun.
Great to see so many people enter your contest.
See you next week at KN.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Marti said...

What a cutie! Happy B-Day to another January kiddo, like me. I thought I was going to be waaay off with my guess, but, not so much. Congrats to the winners. Sorry to hear about the puppy...I've been stuck on's no fun.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

for some reason I'm having a hard time leaving comments.

Got my roving and some B&L today. Could have spent hours drooling in there :)

Told the lady that ordered the socks she'll get the "friend discount" of $15/pair, anyone else will pay $20. She was happy with that. And she's not the type to get them for her friends to save money.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Belated happy birthday to the littlest one . I'm sure he loved all his gifts and the yummy birthday cake ! Glad the repairs weren't too costly.

11:45 AM  

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