Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My New Ride

So I have my new-to-me car thanks to Daddy. It's another Ford Focus wagon, but this one is a 2005 and was basically a top-of-the-line in its day. The lady who owned it bought it in 2005 when it only had 20,000kms on it (I have the receipt), and now it has just over 86,300kms. It has heated leather seats (which I decided I love and can no longer live without - every vehicle I own from now on MUST have heated leather seats), power windows, heated power mirrors, power sunroof that can either slide back into the roof or pop up the old fashioned way, cruise, radio controls on the steering wheel... very nice. And for the price I paid it was a great bargain! It has one little ding on the back passenger side that I'm sure can be easily fixed this spring, and there's a scrape on the passenger side front bumper (you can see it in the picture) from the old gal bumping into things. I'm so slack, I didn't clue into who's car it was, we're dealing with the daughter, the mother had a stroke and is in a home now, but I've known the mother for probably over 20 years. Very nice lady, and I know she looked after this car very well.

I have gotten some knitting done, but it has been slow going lately. These are my first Christmas gift for 2011! Am I on the ball or what?! MIL was down on Saturday and commented that her slippers have holes, and so does step-FIL's. I made these the other night with no real intended recipient, so I decided to keep them for her. Fiber Trends Felted Clogs, Patons Classic Wool in rosewood and chestnut brown, Ravelry details here.

Yarn has still been pretty much flying out the door at work. I placed what I believe to be my last yarn order today, all sock yarn except for one bag of baby yarn for one of the Knit Nite girls and a bag of yarn for another lady. I worked yesterday and today, and both days were really busy all day long.

I'm going to leave on a humorous note. For the past several months I've been getting obscene phone calls. It started probably a year ago, but since September it has escalated to more frequency and several calls in a row. (Like I hang up on him, and he calls me right back, sometimes three times in a row.) Anyhoo, one of the Knit Nite girls happens to be married to an RCMP officer who has been looking into this for me, as I started tracing the calls in September. Yesterday he informed me who my Pervie friend was (of course, the name meant nothing til he started telling more about him, then I knew who he was talking about). There are a few other women in town with the same first and last name as me. Apparently this guys thought he was calling one of the other women! So my Pervie friend has been calling the wrong number. I don't know if I'm more relieved or disappointed, lol!! T and work and his roommate are getting the biggest kick out of this, and the Boss Man thought it was quite hilarious as well.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Monika said...

Congratulations on the new car! I love heated seats too, but my Van doesn't have it. I hope you'll have a long time with this car!

9:14 PM  
Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

Oh I am so jealous of your tricked out wagon! Mine has power NOTHING, and stained plush seat! (no heat!) Dave has heated seats in his Buick though, I just have to remember not to put it on high or it gets a little too hot!
I'm hoping my wagon hangs in for a few more months at least!
Love the slippers!

1:01 AM  
Blogger Heddy said...

I like the swanky new ride!

Nice colour combo for the slippers ... keener (now I feel I should get crackin' on my Christmas Knitting)

And glad the pervie story has a happy ending, and they caught the dude! Funny that he thought he was calling someone else - pervs aren't the sharpest crayon in the box!

7:20 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Congrats on the new ride , looks good ! Both Casey and Max have heated seats in their cars ,till I took a ride with them on one of our frigid mornings I didn't get what the deal was . I do now , wish we had them in our car !Maybe next time...

11:12 AM  

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