Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Wordy Monday

Funny the things that motivate us.
On Sunday afternoon we had a major power outage. It started at about 6 pm and lasted until after 8 pm. We took it as a hint that we should clean instead of lounging on our backsides like we usually do on the weekends. We opened up most of our curtains and blinds to let in as much light as possible, and we lit candles and our oil lamps for more light because it was very dark and rainy when the power went out. We went for a walk to drop off our utility payments, which are in front of our local grocery store Rosauers. So we stopped to get some groceries, remember the power is still out, they had emergency lighting and the cash registers running on a generator so we could still buy our groceries with cash or check. When we got back home we started seriously cleaning and my living room is much, much cleaner. There is suddenly an uncovered love seat, top of monitor, and coffee table. Not to mention floor, there is suddenly floor!
Saturday was fun, we went with friends from DH's work to Lake Coure'd'lane (sp bad i know). We drove up the windy highway instead of the main freeway. It was very pretty, very windy. We stopped at a few shops on the way, one in St. Maries and later in Coure'd'lane. Then we went and had dinner at the Coure'd'Lane Resort, expensive but very tasty, though the service from the waitress kinda sucked. We were at the very end of her route of tables and she didn't come by to help us or ask if we needed anything nearly as often as we saw her do for the table just next to us. Finally 'C' asked a different waitress to tell our waitress that we would like to see her. That FINALLY brought her to our table. 'C' and 'J' did tip her, but if we had been paying for it I am sure my DH would have only tipped her a fraction of what they did. Then we came home and they dropped us off at home. We unloaded our gear, and 'C' came in to see our place and more specifically to see the bed frame that DH built for our bed. Because of the frame he built our bed is very high off the ground, with lots of storage space under the bed. The top of the mattress hits me at my breast bone and I am 5'4", so it is very high up.
We head out to their van to say goodbye, and found out that their keys had been locked in the van, along with their two small dogs. She flipped out. Thinking her keys might still be at their house DH and her husband 'J' walked to their house to try and find them. He can't find them but he does bring back their other vehicle, using a spare key for that car. Of course the cell phone was locked in the van as well. So from the house 'J' calls their cop friend who is also their roommate, luckily he is able to come out with unlock tools and an instruction manual. Problem was he couldn't manage to get either door to unlock. So 'J' calls their insurance company for unlock service when it was clear their friend couldn't get the doors unlocked. A tow company that their insurance company called showed up and istead of using unlock tools, he went in through the door seal with rubber pads and then a bendy piece of insulated wire to either press the unlock button or open the door. By this point DH had pulled out our camp chairs and we were lounging on the lawn. He gets the door open and the alarm goes off. It is midnight by now, I am sure our neighbors just loved us. Sorry everybody. We walked the dogs, and loaded them back in and they went home. So it all turned out ok, but still.
In other news I applied for a job at my LYS!! That would be so cool. Yarn! Yarn! Yarn!
I am getting close to the point where I can't continue on one of my projects, or can't continue without buying some yarn online since I can't find it anywhere else. I need Simply Soft in Lt. Country Peach. I need at least a couple of skeins of it. I finally have paypal set up, so here soon I may be able to get them from the Caron site. When I can afford it that is. The pattern I am using is a knitted feather and fan pattern.

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