And then in the middle of all this hubbub, my beloved washing machine quits. New last December, but under a four year repair plan (Thank Heavens!), the drain pump failed. Out came the repairman, diagnosing the problem and ordering the replacement parts. He returns to fix it today.
In the meantime I had to take three small mountains of laundry to a Laundromat in town while going to Lowe's, just across the street. I spent a fortune on washing and drying. 25 cents for three minutes in the dryer??!! What a fiasco.
Then I bought my needed supplies at Lowe's and upon my return discovered that the tiles I got were 4x4" and I needed 6x4". Ugh. I will be returning those today with a door that we decided was too wide, and buying more woodwork strips, light fixtures and thinset.
I did manage to finish knitting the current jacket, for my friend Kathy who lives in town and will meet me in front of Lowe's for the exchange. How convenient.
And I have tried to get started on my latest Make Me a Quilt collaboration with Claire. This is as far as I got. All silks, hopefully in or near her color choices...that doesn't mean I will be using only silks, it's just that they were on top of the pile of fabric which needed to be put away.
And I have begun knitting the next jacket for Sharon R. All Malabrigo Rios. Yum.
So how's the diet going, you ask. I have lost 8 lbs. since Sept. 27. So I would say it is going very nicely, and I will have reached my goal weight by June of next year. Yipes! Well, I was a little ambitious about how much I wanted to lose. I will no doubt reach a more realistic goal a lot sooner than June. I want to look better in my knits than I do now. Think Michelin Man.