Why moving knitter? Because it's me. :) Not only am I in the process of moving from California to Oklahoma, but I knit on the move in all kinds of places. I'll write about the knitting I do or want to do and the places as I knit in them.

Location: Lawton, Oklahoma, United States

I'm an ample in my mid 40s with 2 kids, both grown and on their own. My favorite list is ample-knitters! I've lived in 9 states so far and hope this move to our home state is the last one.I have 3 shih tzu's that are my kids. My husband is retired (again) and very mechanical.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Enforced rest day

Mike's angina was back last night. So we rested today. I think he over did helping the tow driver lift the small trailer off the big one so he could drive out from under it. And then he got himself all upset over stuff that happened a year ago. So nothing much to report on the move front today.

Tomorrow I hope will be better. My son, Jim, is coming over on his day off to help. We'll get him load as much as possible and start through the store room for old computer parts. With luck he can do some of that while Mike sorts tools to pawn.

I did find out that the park manager who's going to buy the RV, won't charge us if we run over into Jan. Small favors. Pulling 2 loaded trailers, 2k will just about get us home. It's just having enough to live on that worries me. Hence, his 'pawning' the tools. We'll just leave them at the shop.

Enough of this... I'm going to go try to distract myself with a book or something.

The WeatherPixie

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Last Trip Back to CA and 100 things about me!

We made it back to CA on the 25th despite major snow from Amarillo, TX to Clines Corners, NM and very dense fog in CA's Central Valley. The snow zone we passed through looked like a wreaking yard.

This trip will be Mike's tools and a few more household boxes. I don't think furniture will make it. And plants will have to be put in the trucks wherever we can get them out of dog reach.

Mike's sorting tools to pawn the extras/duplicates so we have food money while we pack. It took all the unemployment check and selling an engine and transmission to catch up on rent and storage. sigh. The RV is sold, and we'll get about enough to get back to Lawton when we get out of it.

I didn't get a job in Lawton, so it's back to hunting as soon as we do. Mike's finally agreed to look for one also. The unemployment runs out in mid Jan. so we may have to go on GA and Foodstamps until something turns up.

We are looking at a house in Lawton that we think we can get for back taxes. Fingers crossed.
Taxes aren't much per year. House was party central, but structurally not in bad shape. We'd have to live in the travel trailer until we can re-do the rooms. It appears to have 2 kitchens and 1 bath. Quite a different configuration. We'll have to see. I'm not holding my breath.

And yes, for those who can tell, I'm out of meds and just hanging on.

Happy New Year if I don't get another chance to post.
And here's my list of 100 things, finally! I'll try to add it to the links also

The WeatherPixie

Thursday, December 16, 2004

In Lawton

We made it a long 4 days after we left the Bay area. After getting Mike to tighten the load and the anti-sway bars, the trailer and I did pretty well. We had to pawn most of my jewelry in Gallup to get gas to get the rest of the way through. And pawn the rest of it, sell one of the cars etc. to live on while I wait for the unemployment check to catch up. It should I hope soon. I've applied at a customer service center that also does outbound sales to try to get something coming in. No news yet, but I was interviewed twice. I've taken the tests to get into the re-training program for graphics technology. I'll start when they get an opening.

We're tryingto come up with money so Mike or Mike and I can go back and get his tools and the remaining household goods. We have met some other folks interested in trikes already and they've offered to store stuff in their barn and shed for us while we try to get it together in one place.

We'd forgotten Mike's brother is assist. state director for BTW in OK. So we had no problem getting permission to start a chapter here in Lawton. LOL Here we go again. There's one in OKC an one in Tulsa and nothing in are area of the state. There will be soon.

The fur kids traveled well. Muggs has again decided she needs to go adventuring on her own when she gets out the door. sigh. I've spent more time this week chasing her down than anything except applying for jobs. The boys are fine. If I'm there, they're happy.

On the knitting front, I haven't done much. Worked on my socks for the 6 socks kal and put the rest of the yarn with the pattern and back of my shapely tank. And started yet another shawl ina faggot stitch out of Imagine that's in blues and greens.

Oh and Happy Birthday to Me!

The WeatherPixie