Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Weather...What Did We Do?

The Weather.
Sometimes I wonder what we did to Mother Nature to make her angry. Really, I mean look at the quantity of snow we have had this year and now the rain. I swear that I saw Noah's Ark float by last night when I went to pick up DD from work. I haven't seen rain that heavy in the winter ever!. Now this morning we had driving rain and the's strong enough to make you put an effort in standing up straight.

On the knitting side ...I have been doing alot of plain knitting. I have finished another pair of Blender socks (for me this time). I knit up a Hot Water Bottle cover for my DD in pink left over yarn. I am working on another pair of plain socks for DH's sister. They are in a blue verigated colour. She received a pair last year for Christmas but they don't go with everything that she wears so she asked for a pair in blue to go with her jeans. They are working up quick.

I was sitting at DD dance class the other evening and one of the Mom's commented that she really liked the I think my next pair will be for her! Again I will just do a plain pattern or even another pair of the Blender socks. I REALLY like how they turn out! Truly one of a kind and all from leftovers!

On the home front. We had to remove our wood stove recently, as it did not meet the safety code. The chimney was installed upside down and the unit was too close to everything. So we took it ALL out. Every last BOULDER that was part of the hearth. I swear that the whole thing looked like Fred Flintstone put it in. It was God awful! We are starting to replace the surround that will go back in the void that is there. We will panel the back wall to match the rest of the Rec room and replace the floor with an engineered hardwood. It will just be a part area inlaid in the carpet. We have a gas stove to put back in that place. Hopefully it will be done soon, maybe before March. Funny how when you have something, like a woodstove, and you use it. You really miss it when it is gone. I LOVE to look at the flames moving, they are so soothing.

This coming Monday is a holiday, Family Day. So my store is closed on Saturday to allow for a long weekend. I figure this will be the perfect opportunity to get a good portion of the rec. room insulated, drywalled and maybe even panelled. That will leave the inset of flooring left to do. Once that is all complete then we can have someone come in and hook up the gas stove.

Well I think that's it for now. Sorry about not posting pictures today, I will try to post them tomorrow.
Happy Knitting!


Vaedri said...

The golf course beside our office is all flooded, and I had to swerve around some enormous puddles on the highway today. And the wind is crazy, too! I actually found it hard to get the car up to speed against the wind this morning.

My cat's feet smell kind of dusty, by the way, which is probably a comment on my housekeeping that I'd rather ignore.

vivian said...

The wind today was insane! And it was garbage and recycling day so our neighbourhood now looks like a war zone.

Hope the reno goes well!