Thursday, February 22, 2007
From Good to Bad and Back Again!
Today is my 46th birthday and I woke up feeling that it was going to be a good day until....I looked outside at the blinding snowstorm which ruined my plans to spend the day with my Grandmother - she lives in the city and the drive between here and there can be horrendous if the weather is bad. Oh well - it's still going to be a good day, right? Wrong - I called my husband to thank him for the cards he left for me this morning and guess what? His truck has broken down and won't move and he says it's the transmission. That's thousands of dollars - not to mention the $400 towing bill to get the truck to the mechanic. I got off the phone and thought - hmmm - this is not such a good day! I called my dad to thank him for the wonderful card he gave me and complained about Greg's truck. As I was talking to him, Greg called back and apparently it's some bearing that has broken in the drive shaft and not nearly as serious (or expensive) as a transmission. So it's back to being a good day! Phew! What a roller coaster in just about an hour? Did you know my husband used to be a funeral director - yup! - he was! And three years ago - quit his job and bought a dump truck. He loves his new job and I'm happy he's doing something that he loves! I always called him a redneck funeral director because he is nothing like what you'd expect a funeral director to be.
On the knitting front - I've been working on my husband's socks. These are the socks that I've torn out twice, despite the fact that I knew both times they weren't right. Now they are fine and fitting him perfectly - the colorway is called Handsome Devil - how appropriate for Greg! They are really more of a true burgundy than the picture. And....yes, this yarn is going to be making it's way to the Pick Up Sticks shelves! It's SKNITches! It should be here in April - fingers crossed! I should be finished one of the socks today - just a bit more toe to do. Greg says he's going to wear them with sandals in Florida - I say not while I'm around!
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