Things are looking up a bit. The camera connection to my laptop is working again. I knew The Professor could work his magic on it. (He tells me that all he did was turn OFF my computer and turn it ON again. Now that's MAGIC! My computer turns OFF??)
So I get to show you the finished Weasley Sweater, knitted in BLUE. This sweater is for The Boy, of course.
The pattern is from Enchanted Knits.
I'm still a little blue about still not having hot water. We've talked with the insurance people again and again and yet again...
BUT the back garden 'shoring up' work is done, and done beautifully. The six railroad ties are in place. The two men our friend's contractor sent over from the ranch worked hard, knew what they were doing, and finished in just four hours. Photos soon! We do not plan to put vegetables in that section of the garden so any leaching of creosote into the soil will not be a problem. Thanks, Doug, for mentioning that as I hadn't considered the possible issues with creosote.
I have to tell you a funny story about our attempts to comunicate with the workers who only spoke Spanish. We speak "espanol un poquito." So I pulled out my cell phone and called my friend in LA who speaks Spanish and asked her to translate. I refer to her as 'Mija', my daughter, and she calls me "Mami", mother. She told me at the end of the conversation that the worker got all confused and didn't seem to believe her when she said that I am her mother and thanked them for helping her 'parents'. They left at the end of the day, looking at me strangely and laughing.
Oh yes. The floor. The Pergo is pulled up, the machines are continuing to run to dry out the subflooring, the sample of the linoleum has been taken to the lab to check for asbestos, and we are waiting for the next step. I have to say that Service Master is really on top of the work and I am really impressed with their 'service'.
I think it's time for some therapy knitting, don't you?