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.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

We totalled the truck

Yep. We sure did. Mike rolled the truck on the way to a Dr. appt. in OKC yesterday. He was pinned and has a sore head, neck and back. No concussion, thank goodness. I got slammed around, broke a toe, re-injured my back, and my arms/hands go numb. I'm off work for at least 4 days. We're supposed to see our regular doctor, which we don't have. No one in Lawton, it seems, is accepting new patients. I was working on a sock when it happened.
I remember the back end swinging from a wind gust as we came around a hill, and running straight in the ditch. Next thing I know I'm looking at cracked glass and I think I was dangling by my seat belt. But I'm not sure. And we're out the truck we use to haul the travel trailer. Just had liability on it too, due to cost.If we can get it out of the tow yard quick enough Mike's going to make a trike out of it, since the drive train, and engine are fine, to try to recoup some of the money. Not sure this makes sense, Dr. in the emergency room gave me some muscle relaxant and loratabs. More later when I'm more coherent. I'm going back to bed.

The WeatherPixie

Friday, June 24, 2005

New Job, FO, and Other Oddities

I changed jobs. The telemarketing job wasn't giving me a steady 40 hrs every week. So, I now work at an optical lab making glasses. Quite a change. LOL My left index finger's been toooo sore to knit much due to getting in the way of screw drivers (accidently). But I have finished my first clover leaf sock! And have my clapotis half done. I'm on the decrease section now. And I'm working on my second sockotta green/blue/gold/orange sock. I also started a tee shirt in brush strokes cotton in pink/gold/blue/green/purple. Real pretty. I know, pictures, right? All good stuff!

My contest winner has sent me her address. I'll be sending her prize out after next Friday which is payday. Then I'll post her name. :)

My AKSP should be getting her package in the next day or two. Wonder if she likes pink......
I'm rather sure she does! : )

Mike goes for a stress test on his heart the 26th. We can use some good thoughts/prayers/candles that he gets through it without problems. We have to go to OKC, about an hour away for the test. I'm taking the day off work. It's for his SSI, so I hope we get through it and they get him approved! Would take a load off both of us.

Norn, the MC, is sitting beside the trailer patiently waiting to be re-wired - maybe this weekend. We re-wired a fellow BTW member's trike last weekend. He had a wire short in the rain and had smoke coming from between his front gas tanks, almost in his lap. Shut the trike down for a bit. Seems someone in their infinite wisdom (NOT) used semi-truck resettable breakers instead of fuses in his wiring. When the breakers reset after tripping, there's a chance, in this application, of a fire starting. So we fixed the problem and he's back on the road. But after riding season's over, it's a whole new wiring harness complete with fuse block and fuses!

No real travel this time. Still trying to get everything together from the job change. Oh, and Jim changed jobs at about the same time for a similar reason. He's now working at the O'Reilly's parts house on Sheridan in Lawton full time.

The WeatherPixie