Not A Lot Going On

I’ve finally finished the cranberry red yarn and knitted a few rounds with the purple that I chose. The section I just finished measured 13″, longer than I expected, and I figure the purple will be a similar length or a tad shorter. The whole thing has grown so much I had to grab a larger project bag and I found this one in the bottom of one of the baskets in the living room.

The bag was part of an order for wool yarn I placed from a company in the UK a few years ago. It’s not lined like my hand made project bags and I may add a liner so the yarn and project slips in and out of the bag better. I rolled the cowl up a bit and dropped it down into the bag with the yarn I’m using and it’s much easier to work with this way, and easier to put away when I’m finished knitting.

It’s been pretty quiet around here, not much going on lately. We seem to have regained our energy at last. Brad took the two older grandsons with him to run an errand and pick up a rifle he had left with a gunsmith. They had Chick Fil A for lunch and a nice afternoon out. Joshua had been to the gunsmith shop before and made friends with the resident German Shepherd mix dog who loved the attention.

I managed to finish four loads of laundry, the last load is a set of queen size flannel sheets that are spread out on my bed until I get them folded and put away in the closet. We both have nice Egyptian Cotton sheets on our beds now and don’t need the flannel ones this time of year. I prefer the regular cotton sheets myself since my internal thermostat tends to run a little on the warm setting.

We had our A/C guys come out and reroute the drain line for the unit in the attic Monday afternoon. We’ve been meaning to do that for some time and this seemed like a good time, before it gets so hot outside. The newer unit we had installed a few years ago pulls much more moisture out of the air in the house and the existing drain wasn’t handling the amount of water draining.

It used to drain into the sink trap in my bathroom and now it drains directly outside the house under the eave. It’s amazing how much water is running out of that pvc pipe! When the water wasn’t flowing like it should the unit would stop cooling until what was in the pan flowed out, then it would start cooling again.

The next day after the work had been done I kept feeling a bit cool in the house even though the thermostat was set the same way it has been for days. Brad said the same thing. 70° was just too cool so we bumped it up to 72° and it’s much better. We think it’s because the unit is finally running like it should and sucking more moisture out more quickly so the A/C keeps cooling with no problems. It’s nice to get one more home improvement chore checked off our list.

It’s warm and humid out and we still have a chance of rain in the forecast so I’m enjoying being indoors. Have a wonderful Thursday evening, ya’ll. God bless.

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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