Fastest in the West

In the grandest tradition of procrastinators everywhere, I have been putting off finishing some stuff. I would keep saying to myself, "Oh, I have time!"  Last night I realized I had about 16 hours.

In the last few days, I've finished two hats (a combination watch cap/regular guy beanie in Cascade 220 Superwash Orange and a Barley hat in Patons Classic Wool in Navy). Since we haven't regularly had internet, I noticed today that I never made a project page for either hat (until right now). The watch cap was started a while ago, but since I'm really good at starting new projects, I kept putting it off.  PLUS, I wasn't exactly overly jazzed about the 6 inches of ribbing.

What I did was about 4 inches of ribbing-so it could be folded for extra ear padding, and then just knit until it reached the length I needed, then did the decreases as called for in the watch cap pattern.

The Barley hat, I did a larger than called for brim, and made the hat about 9 inches long before starting the decreases. I actually JUST weaved in the ends.

Now all that's left for me today is to wait until the appointed time and pack up the car and go meet my husband and his friend to deliver his bags and then come home. Where I'll have two whole days during the week all to myself.  I won't have to wake up at 3 am and don't have to worry about driving back into town to pick anyone up until Thursday afternoon.

Since I have so little to do today before I have to leave, my plan is to try and finish the last wool sock I have on the needles and sneak it into the bag so he'll find it later. His other socks got washed, and because it was cold in the house on top of being cold outside, I decided that a few minutes in the dryer wouldn't hurt and then proceeded to forget about the dang socks.  So one pair is now really messed up and the other pair just seems a little more fluffy, at least to my hands anyway.

When I get bored with that, I have to go out and clean out the car a little. It's a hot hot mess.  It looks like we went on a long road trip with the kids, except that we haven't and it hasn't been cleaned out for months.

Hopefully, I'll be able to get one thing done.  Maybe.

Et Voila!

According to the battery readout on my laptop, I have 42 minutes of battery life left. For some reason, recently, it hasn't been reading that it's actually plugged in. It does have power, as it's plugged in right now, but...whatever.

OK, so my biggest problem since moving (besides that one freak out I had about not having a car and being able to do things I needed to do) has been the internet.  See, we were told that two weeks after we made the appointment a tech would be here to install phone and internet.  That didn't happen. According to Frontier, the appointment was made 3 weeks after that initial call.

Fast forward to the actual install date, and I find out that we can't have internet installed here, just the phone.  Apparently the area can't handle more than a certain amount of high speed internet set ups (through that company), and no one thought to say, "Hey. There's a chance you may not get internet, but we can turn the phone on for you right now."

Instead they let me wait.  When I called to inquire about possibly getting an ETA on the tech, they said no internet, but we can turn on the phone.  Well, hell.  Why wasn't the phone on for the last two weeks then, people??

Total ridiculousness.

Yesterday, the problem was solved.  Only one person on the block has wi-fi. In certain parts of the house, we can get that internet connection. But there hasn't been a reason for me to say, hey lemme get in on that.  Until yesterday: my daughter went to use their printer (ours won't stay connected to the laptop or computer-another bad connection. I am sensing a pattern), and took my laptop which they graciously connected to their wi-fi.

The problem now is, I can get a good signal in the laundry room or in one of the boy's rooms. I'm sure he'll love that. He hardly comes out of his room unless he's eating or watching TV anymore. I can't say much, as I sit on my ass a lot in the house.

Not that I'm not busy. I spend entire days cleaning the house top to bottom and shopping.  I deserve the time I take to sit on my butt.

Now that I have a connection to the internet in the house available occasionally, I can post regularly and actually have pictures of stuff. Which reminds me, I need to get the camera up and running. I found it at the bottom of my knitting basket and I think it still has pictures or videos on the SD card.

My husband is going hunting tomorrow, so LOTS has been getting knitted up for him to take with him. A blanket I finished long before we moved specifically for this hunt, socks, hats and the famous sweater.

I'm running errands today and tomorrow before he goes, so look for something on Wednesday! I'm very excited about all the stuff that's been going on around here and can't wait to share it with you all!