Well, that’s how it feels, anyway. The weather has continued hot for the most part and today we broke a 69 year old record (I think that’s what the weather girl said). But by Tuesday it will be much cooler and raining again, which will be a nice change.
What I haven’t liked, though, is hearing the weather girl going on about the earliest snowfalls we’ve had here; October 10th last year, but that melted; October 16th two other years and both of those stayed. I wouldn’t mind the snow so much if it didn’t also mean ice and slipping/falling down. Not my favourite thing. And I dislike -30C as much as I do +30C. I know it’s good for my body and keeps my inner thermostat healthy, but still . . .
My media uploader seems to be having problems, so photos will have to wait for another post.
I’m sure some of you thought I’d tossed out the pen forever, but not so. Just a long, challenging stretch of time. Then I was with my Aunty for three weeks, up at Mum’s for one and now back at my Aunty’s for another three weeks. This means limited computer time, of course, as I have to work around schedules for both Mum and my Aunty.
Tomorrow afternoon my friend C will come and take a load of things to storage for me. The balcony is not yet cleared off entirely, but progress is being made. I finally threw out the IKEA bookcase that was stored out there. I’ve decided to give the other two away whenever my time here in Edmonton is done. I have also given away my bed (which I love very much; it was half of Mum and Dad’s double bed setup and has a motor underneath so the head and the knee section can be raised. Perfect for reading in bed!) It’s not gone yet, but soon . . . one of my favourite tellers at the grocery store has trouble with her heart and was saying she needed a new, smaller bed but couldn’t afford one. I felt moved to give her mine. I will miss it, but I have a camping mat that will work fine when I have my own place someday, and that I can move by myself. I don’t have a lot of furniture and have decided to keep only the pieces I can move alone. Not sure about the oak partner’s desk I have in my BC storage, though. I doubt anyone would want it and it’s perfect for laying out fabric, etc. And I love oak!
I’m still working on the ‘plain garter stitch’ shawl and have now borrowed a library book on Fair Isle knitting, so have begun a smallish bag in order to practise. The shawl has been too hot to have on my lap this last bit, although I do try to do at least one row a day. The bag is only acrylic, but looks quite electrifying. If I get a chance later today, I’ll add a photo to show you. ~ Linne
Well, more soon. Just wanted to touch base with everyone. ~ Linne