Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The B*tch in Black is Back

After probably almost a month, the B*tch in Black is Back in the yard, at least til early tomorrow morning. Hubby left yesterday to get her, hitching a ride to the city with a friend, then with a fellow company driver to Sydney. The garage put his truck outside so he could sleep in it til the morning when they opened so he could pay the bill. So he hauled a container back to the city, then home so he could get his microwave, clothes, food, and other things he needed. When you're travelling in other people's trucks you can't take much. So I finally got to see the fancy moose bumper. She hasn't been home since it was put on.

In the back you can see the shiny new quarter fenders he had put on last month, too. The other fenders that were on there were bigger but got mangled in the winter. (An unfortunate incident when he was trying to hook to a trailer. Someone parked the trailer in a hole or something, or lowered the legs, can't remember, so when he went to hook on it caught the fenders and bent them up like pull-tab can tops. Someone came out with a grinder and cut them off. I can imagine how blue the air was around him when he did that.)

Gonna be a tight month since he missed an entire pay period. He was off for over two weeks, so today was the start of the pay that gets deposited on May 15. Oy! I can't even think about it.

I haven't been knitting a whole lot lately. The weather has been so nice, I've been trying to do some yard work. I did finish my sweater, but I still need to weave in the ends and attach the ties. Hope to have a picture to post Friday of the finished product. It's not really a color I wear, so I hope it doesn't just languish in a drawer forever. Next up is to finish the nephew's sweater. I also have this from Heddy to try and finish up for her. It's mostly done, just the top of the tractor really. The back and sleeves are done. I haven't done a lot of colorwork, but I can't see it being too hard. It gives the poor thing the heebie jeebies just to think about it. At least her nephew has a little brother that will grow into it so it will get lots of use!

Poor Pumba. The Littlest One brought home a Santa hat from Nanny's the other day. It's a good thing he's a good natured cat. (I can't switch to a flat monitor, this is his favorite place to lay. Besides my face at night.)

Please take it off.

Like NOW! (Boy, does he look unenthusiastic or what?)

I have no dignity left!

And lastly here's Jewel hoarding some of her toys. She got to play in the water at one of the local walking parks the other day. She also got to play with two other dogs and had a blast! I even let her off the leash. I knew she'd never wander off from playmates. And it was no problem getting her back on the leash, either. I always make sure I have a pocket full of treats (and the other pocket full of poop bags), just in case.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Bea said...

SO glad he has his truck back and can get back to work. I'm sure its really hard to be forced to take time when you don't want or need to, plus have to pay the expense to fix it on top of time lost.

The cat is too cute. Love the little hat and that expression!

11:03 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Glad to hear the truck is back and ready to go to work!
The cat pics are priceless!
We missed you at KN. Hope to see you next week.

12:13 AM  
Blogger Ragan Knits etc... said...

It must be nice that the truck is back. Phew.
I love the cat pics today, omg, sooooo funny. Hahahha.
I hope that you can knit soon too.
Have a good day.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Happy to see the truck is back. And love the animal pics, they are so cute.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

That is one impressive bumper! Glad to hear that the truck is back , and hoping that all the bad luck is behind you . Love the cat pictures , . They brought a smile to my face - thanks !

5:09 PM  

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