Case in point:
I walked into my bedroom to see that he'd cast aside my pretty pillows and tucked himself behind a sham...and he looked quite peeved that I'd discovered him, too!
Last Saturday afternoon, "watching" the A&M football game with Jeff (really he was sleeping, but woke up when he heard the camera come on...that's my dog, always ready for his close up).
Yesterday morning - please note the blue dog bed behind him. Wasn't cozy enough, apparently, so he settled into my blanket when I got up to get more coffee.
For all the ripping that is done on modern technology (there's such a thing as overshare, people)(of course I'm not talking about YOU)(or you), it sure came in handy earlier this week. Our dryer made a "crackle crackle pffft" noise when I tried to start it, and then we got an error code on the display, which translated to "you need to replace this $200 control panel" - ugh. I know I'm not the only person who cringes at appliance failures, but I swear, they only come at inopportune times (or maybe my whole life is inopportune? something to ponder). Jeff ordered the part, but since he figured the thing was broken anyway, he might as well open the dryer up and see the problem. Quite easy to spot - that would be the burnt mark where the solder joint failed:
Yeah, that burnt mark should not be there...
He emailed the picture to my dad, who said that Jeff could solder it himself along with a bunch more technical jargon that I read as garble garble chicken pox, but Jeff understood enough of it, and after a phone call with my dad, broke out the soldering iron and fixed the dryer! Woohoo, $200 saved! And technology, in the form of a digital camera (on a phone, no less) with instant access to the picture (no waiting to develop film), email that allowed him to send the picture instantly (no having to put something in the mailbox and wait for it to be delivered), and heck, let's toss in free long distance for the consultation phone call (because not too long ago, long distance was expensive and not something you just did at any given moment), got our dryer back up and running - OK, the human part completed the circle, but sometimes it's good to step back and be marvel at the fact that we live in modern times...and yes, I do feel like Jane Jetson.
Knitting! I've been rolling along with the sweater - so much so that one morning I woke up with sore hands, which meant I might have actually knitted a little too much the previous day. But knitting the body of a sweater takes a lot of time, and doing it seed stitch takes even more time (remind me to not pick this stitch for a garment ever again). Here's the progress:
(Here's last week's picture, for comparison)
And because knitting round and round and round and round of seed stitch was beginning to make me batty, I started a hat - what can I say, I had the yarn and I needed something that was different AND would be finished in the near future:
My mom gave me this yarn last Christmas along with a hat pattern, but I ended up not liking the hat when I was partway through it so I frogged (unraveled) it. Liking this one a lot more - no specific pattern, I'm just making up the stripes as I go along. Cute, eh?
Our running club has 9 miles on tap for the half group, and 19 for the full group - holy cow, can you IMAGINE running 19 miles for a training run? I can't, and that is exactly why I won't be running a marathon. My plans are to do some walking and a bit of easy running. Nothing extreme, nothing that might make me backslide in my hamstring recovery...but I need to get out there for a little bit, at least.
Have a great weekend!