MovingKnitter

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.

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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.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

I got a job!

I got a job doing telesales and just finished the training. It's not bad. Did get one sale yesterday - my first. So now its on to OJT next week. Not really hard, since you just read the screens. And low stress. All good things in my book.

Mike's supposed to have a job next month at the local HD shop and he's reapplying for his SSI. Got my fingers crossed for both. The last of my unemployment comes in next week, so he's going to go see the kid about getting the house and giving him money while he's in prison as payment. County'll take the house for back taxes in October so the kid'll lose it anyway. Hope the kid sees sense.

I'm washing clothes at good friend's house and using her computer while the wash is going. I can't use the one in the library until I pay the fine I owe on the books on tape I took to CA with us. sigh.

I'm working on a garter stitch shawl in tans on 15s. It'll be the easiest thing to do at work. My pink sock's ready for the heel! yeah! I just have to sit down long enough to do it.

Not much more to tell right now. I need to check email, send Valentine's cards, and get things ready to send to my AKSP and my RAOK friends when the check comes in. I know, I still owe pictures. I just found the camera and have to look through the disks to find the right ones to post. That's some kind of progress at least. I'll get the posted when I post next.

The WeatherPixie

Monday, February 07, 2005

We made it home!

We made it home with the biggest load yet. Not without some adventure though. The 18 ft. car hauler broke an axle that we didn't know had been fixed before AFTER we had it loaded. So we unloaded it and Mike fixed the axle. Then a tire rolled off the rim as we were moving it to get the last things. So we put the spare on and went to the tire shop and got another spare. After another flat, we went to get yet another one. We finally got the trailer reloaded. Then we unloaded mine and and lowered the load by several feet. Then we started for Lawton. We didn't have much problem until we hit Amarillo, TX. Then we had a flat in the middle of town. After changing the tire, we got another one. Less than 50 miles later we had another flat. Good thing we stopped and got yet another spare! And that set finally got us home!

I had a wonderful surprise when we arrived. My AKSP sent me some gorgeous stitchmarkers/earrings she made and a sweet note. And I was RAOK'd with yarn and pattern for some cool socks! I have to email thanks or leave blog comments, yet.

I'm borrowing folks computers or going to the library for access, so my posting will probably be irregular for a bit. Once we get out of the tiny trailer and have access, things will improve. We're working on all of it and finding jobs. My son, Jim, found one at the local Office Depot, and I found a customer service/telesales job with APAC. Now it's Mike's turn. With all of us working it won't take too long for us to start getting back on our feet.

And I'm STILL working on the pink sock! LOL I'm just about ready to start the heel. I'll post pics of the trailers, sock, surprises etc when we find the camera - it's still somewhere in the trucks.

The WeatherPixie