Friday, April 11, 2008

Still Here, Kinda

I am still here. Not much knitting going on lately. I did start working on the first sleeve to my sweater again. I brought that to work with me tonight. I'll also probably work on it tomorrow. I'm hoping to get the sleeves finished by tomorrow night, then it's just joining to the body and knitting the yoke. That won't be fun since there will be so many stitches. At least it will be on 6.5mm needles.

It's been a gloomy couple of weeks in our household. Not a good atmosphere at all. I think that's why my knitting has been suffering. I've been plunking a lot more on the computer, but I'm starting to feel guilty about not knitting. Basically the big truck broke down on Easter weekend with a broken spring and ended up needing king pins and a machined axle to boot, then the next weekend it broke down when it lost a rear differential. It was at the garage for over a week before they got the parts to fix it, and the cost was quite high. He told the company he works for that he didn't have the money to pay, so they said he could PO it, not to worry, get it fixed. Anyhoo, the garage called for the PO, and they wouldn't give it to them. So now we're scrambling to get the money to pay for it so he can go back to work. Not good, not good at all cuz it isn't working very well.

I forgot to mention, too. The Oldest One had his final day of curling last Saturday. They each got a treat bag with some dollar store toys in it and had pizza, cake, and ice cream. Then they had little competitions so everyone had a chance to win something. He won a t-shirt. Plus he was the only kid to make it to every single practice, so he got awarded Most Dedicated and received two bags of microwave popcorn with two gift certificates to the local movie rental joint. I took him over before work so he could get a couple of games for tonight and tomorrow. It's supposed to rain, and I'll be working. Helps keep them out of Daddy's hair.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Charity said...

Sorry to hear of the gloomies - it's no fun when big, important stuff starts breaking and really puts you in a bind. Hope you all recover your cheerfullness soon! :0)

7:42 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

I understand totally! I can't knit or spin or do anything fun, when there's trouble around. I hope your situation will get better soon.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

When one thing goes wrong, it seems everything goes wrong. Hope the sun comes out at your house soon and the big truck gets fixed!
Congrats to the Oldest one on his curling and award!

10:08 PM  
Blogger Marti said...

So sorry to hear about the truck. When something big goes wrong, it just feels like it goes on forever. Hopefully better times are ahead.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

I hope things turn around soon ... money probelms are always so stressful, and having the PO not come through as expected has just added to your stress. Good things come to good people, so I know that it will turn around for you.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Sorry to hear things aren't going so smoothly. Here's hoping they turn around soon.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

So sorry to hear that you're having more trouble with the truck . It's hard to keep a smile on your face when the all this bad luck happens. Hope that things get better soon . Hugs!

1:35 PM  
Blogger aija said...

I'm sorry to hear things are down right now :( Sending lots of hope and good thoughts your way.

6:38 AM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Sorry to hear that you're down, too. We've got the gloomies here, as well, but it's from still unpacking. Hope things cheer up for you.

4:04 PM  

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