Look What I Found!

So, there I was. Stash diving for a skein of yarn for the next pair of socks after I’ve finished the two pairs I’m working on now. I happened to spy a couple of familiar looking skeins of yarn in a bag and thought to myself, “Didn’t I start a project with two more of those skeins and a skein in red? Aha! Another Ludlow! Right! Now where did I leave that project?”

I started looking in the living room. Not in any of the three brown baskets on the bottom shelf of the entertainment center. Not in the brown basket under the table next to my recliner. Then I spied the white and brown canvas bag I got at The Woolery when we bought my spinning wheel on a trip through Kentucky, headed to Virginia. It was hanging off the back of a dining chair in the corner near my desk in the living room. And, sure enough! There was my Ludlow shawl in the bottom of the bag.

I won’t be casting on any more socks for a bit. I’ll finish the two pairs I’m working on and make some progress on the two shawls and cowl that are in project bags. Just goes to show that it helps to go stash diving on a regular basis. Even if I don’t find what I’m looking for, I might remember something I’ve started and haven’t worked on in awhile.

I’ve been checking in on Twitter lately just for giggles. I had forgotten the account that posts quotes from Thomas Sowell on Twitter and that reminded me I had intended to go on the Kobo site and see which of his books I might like to read. I chose “The Vision Of The Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy” and downloaded it. I had read somewhere online, probably Gab, that it was recommended reading for anyone trying to understand how we got where we are today in this country. There is a good synopsis to be found on Goodreads.

As I finish a book on my e-reader I go to the Kobo site and archive that book so I can better see what is up next for me to read. When I synced my e-reader to download the book I noticed I am still half-way through Lt. Col. Allen West’s book on Texas, so I’ve gone back to reading that and will finish it before I start the Thomas Sowell book. I’ve got the Poirot and Miss Marple collections for something lighter to read when I need a break from the more serious stuff. I’ve also got “Unfreedom of the Press” and “American Marxism” by Mark Levin downloaded on my e-reader.

I get email updates from Kobo on my reading history and last month I read twenty-six books. Twenty-four of those was the entire Dragonriders of Pern series. I don’t recall off hand what the other two were, maybe the last two Brother Cadfael books. No wonder I’ve had a bit of trouble with eye strain of late!

It looks like we’ve finally got enough rain in our area. At least for now. The ground is completely saturated and we had a lot of run off. The creek was full, almost overflowing by the time it was becoming dark last night. We’ve had over three inches of rain just yesterday. Over a week ago we had a total of over five inches on two different days from two different storm systems. That’s over a foot of rain in a couple of weeks. Drought is over, baby!

Thirty minutes after I snapped these photos the rain really started coming down and that whole area between the house and Brad’s shop was a solid sheet of water flowing north to the creek.

And…we had a leak in the garage roof. We have our roofing guy coming out to take a look this morning.

Yesterday we had a foundation repair guy out to take a look under the house and assess the problem of shifting floor due to the hot, dry weather all summer. It’s not a terrible problem and won’t break the bank, but it’s just one more thing that needs to be done. Basically, the ground level dropped enough to require shimming on top of several piers along two walls. The next thing we need done is to replace the leaking gutters on the house and garage. The house was built in ’89 and we had the gutters installed soon after. Then the garage was added in 2000 and gutters added when it was built. It’s past time to have it all redone and make it one piece instead of an add on to an existing system.

It’s nearing noon already and I’ve been sitting here in my recliner about long enough. We had coffee at about 10 am, when we got up late. Then we had English muffins and mango yogurt a little while later which called for another cup of coffee. It’ll be 2 pm before we’re ready for lunch at this rate! Still. It’s Saturday. Why not?

Have a blessed Saturday, ya’ll. And don’t forget to reset your clocks tonight!

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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