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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Summer of Purge continues

Under Bosley's watchful eyes I am continuing to shred old papers.  I'm on the next to last box and then there is a 2 drawer file cabinet to go through. 

Yesterday I shredded documents from a job in 1988.  Mostly today has been receipts, driving logs and documentation for contacts I was working in the early 2000's.  When these were boxed up it was still in the time frame to keep them.  I just haven't been in one place long enough to go through and do this shredding since about 2006.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Northern Arizona

On my trip last week we went hiking up in the National Forest on my favorite trail up there.  This is a tank, or water pond, that has water lilies.  I am about a week early as most of them aren't blooming yet.

My friend seemed to enjoy the tours.  I drove home in the motor home without incident.  Then I crashed physically for a few days.  I'm not used to hiking that much.  I'm finally waking up.

The night I got back I was initiated into the local Elks Lodge.  I'm excited to start joining in the activities.

Mom had a skin cancer taken off her face this morning.  She said almost did an entire embroidery putting in the stitches.  All I saw was a large bandage on her face when she came out of the office.  Other than the bandage she didn't seem much worse for wear.  I'll check on her after the numbing wears off.  She may not feel so well at that point.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Visiting

A friend came over from CA and Mike and I are giving her a tour of the area.  Today, the Grand Canyon, tomorrow Sedona.  I drove the motor home up and parked it at Mike's place.  Plan A was the forest outside of Flagstaff, but the rains have made it too muddy.  Family came through to see the Canyon today as well so Mike played tour guide for all of us.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Work in Progress

I even made it on a Wednesday!  Some blogs, much more organized than this one, have certain subjects on certain days of the week.  I'm lucky to figure out the day of the week after a couple of wrong guesses.  Anyway, the socks are looking like socks now.  I didn't put enough information last time.  I'm knitting toe up, 2 at a time, magic loop socks.  That basically means I'm knitting both at the same time on a circular needle.  I'm ready to start the heel now.  Foot for scale.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Socks, the beginning

I should really explain that these are more 'bed socks' or slippers.  I'm practicing on larger yarn so that when I use nicer, more expensive sock yarn I may know what I'm doing.  I got this yarn for $1 a skein at a thrift shop.  Judy's magic cast-on and then I knit the tail along with the main yarn on the next row to double the stitches.  I'll increase stitches in some pattern yet to be determined until it looks like it will fit around my foot.  What can possibly go wrong?  Well, other than the first round I knit with the tail instead of the main yarn.  I switched over when I got to the main yarn again.

Onward.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

So, a blog post

Now that we have affirmed that Live Writer works, I guess I’ll write a post.  It won’t have a picture because I’ve been putting off taking the picture all day and if this is going to get written and posted today it won’t have a picture.  Don’t try to make sense of that.

I started some sprouts last night.  I’m using the new, improved sprouter I bought last year, or whenever it was.  The mix has all kinds of weird named lentils and other odd legumes.  So far nothing is showing any sprouts.  Forget the hype about sprouts in 24 hrs with the new, improved methods, I guess.  I’m kind of relieved about it, actually.

I started a new pair of socks.  Actually I watched most of Judy’s YouTube of how to do Judy’s Magic Cast-on.  I’m making up the pattern as I go since I know how many stitches I used last time, and the pattern I’m using this time is for bulky yarn.  I’m using worsted yarn and needles 2 sizes smaller because apparently I knit very loosely.  I’ll probably end up starting over a few times till I figure it out.  I meant to have the picture of the first few rows in this post.  I have to get that far in order to do that. 

I’m still shredding paperwork.  I’m finding paycheck advices from 2005, and contract paperwork for a house I ended up not buying as well as all the buying and selling paperwork (a lot) for each of the houses I’ve bought and sold.  I’m making some progress.

It rained again today.  The Monsoons are here.  The temperature has dropped nicely.  I may survive.

Friday, July 07, 2017

The rest of the story

I have been using my phone to do most of my blog posting as I can just send an email and it posts.  Only 1 picture per post that way, though.  I now have good portable internet, so I decided to try posting from my computer a few weeks ago and had issues.  I now have time to troubleshoot.  I’ll try posting a picture with this to see if that was the problem, or if it was just a temporary glitch.

IMG_20170408_164516350This is a random picture of my sprouting seeds.  I need to get back to sprouting.  Now to see if this will post.  If you see it, then it means I need to get going on stuff to post about.  I’ve always known that is my blog is (even more) boring, it means I’m just sitting around vegging too much.