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.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Where did the month go?

Anybody else notice that Nov. just flew by? I know I've been busy, but surely not that much.
I'm still working temp at the hospital. Don't know if it'll turn perm or not. Not worrying about it either. I had an off er of a job near Carnegie still through the temp service at almost double the money and couldn't take it. .... All because we only have one car. sigh.

We now have cable turned on and the cable dsl is working really well. Mike's quite happy with it. My PC has decided after the move that it can't see the hard drive. sigh. So once we're settled, I'll put a second drive with XP on it in the system and try to recover all my info from the first before I reformat it. Hate to do that. I don't know where the original software for it went in the move. I saw it at least once after the move, but have no clue right now. I'm using a w3.1 machine at home. It's not bad. :) Can't get online. But I can now play all the old games again.

I have the main bathroom in some semblance of order. Both the shower and tub are great. And all the tub jets work! After we cleaned all the dirt and grit out of them. We have the waterbed semi-set up. The base is up, the old plywood that needs replaced is on it and we have blankets and pillows on that. Still need to get good plywood for our bed and to put under Jim's so we can fill the bladders.

Clothes are mostly put away in the bed rooms. There's still stuff from the little trailer in the fron room that I need to do something with. But until we get a curio cabinet or just bookshelves, we're hung up. We want to expand that cabinet in the bathroom also. There's not enough room to unload everything that goes there either. I'm thinking a small dresser would work in there temporarily.

We're still hunting for really cheap appliances - refridge, washer and dryer, then freezer, stove top, hood, then dishwasher. The stove top semi works as does the dishwasher. There is no refridge, washer or dryer and the hood doesn't work at all. Of course with the cold weather, I'm using a cooler on the front porch for a fridge successfully. It's just small. :)

We did go to the foodbank while we're waiting for the regular food stamps to arrive. Mike is entitled to foodstamps through his SSI. What we got was rather interesting....

  • bag of frozen liver!
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 2 cans of past a sauce (plain)
  • 5 lbs of pasta
  • 18 small eggs
  • 12 pudding snack cups
  • 4 peach snack cups
  • 18 donuts
  • sm tray of crossaints
  • jar of apricot preserves
  • small canned ham,
  • 9" apple pie - baked
  • 4 lbs of frozen corn
  • bag of dried milk
  • bag of dry black eye peas
  • bag of rice
  • platter of peanut butter cookies
  • 3 cheese vending machine crossants
  • 6 power bars
  • 1 can greenbeans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can pasta and bean soup (expired)
  • 1 can tomato juice
  • 1 can veggie juice
  • bag dry jalapeno rolls

Maybe its my age showing, but I expected more staples and canned goods, and much less baked goods even if they all were several days old. Not that we won't use everybit of it, mind.

My knitting is still in storage. We have to clean enough stuff out of the 2nd bedroom to bring it home. I can't wait.!! There's some soft blakc wool and some red boucle wool that are just screaming at me. LOL

My sock is still not done, I'm working down the foot between unpacking boxes. If I could just get 3 or 4 hours solid to just knit, the foot and toe would be done! My partner in the swap is already done. I feel bad. But I thought the move would move slower than it has and I'd have time to knit.

The WeatherPixie