All went well yesterday, more or less. Cable television is reasonably easy to manage. The television set has become a zombie which will only operate under instructions from Richard Branson, but that’s all right as long as we can watch our programs.
It was a stressful day. My husband was working on one of the longest of his documents, 50 pages or so with more than 200 footnotes. Difficulties kept arising. The Virgin Media man needed guidance on the matter of stapling the famous cable along the sitting-room skirting. If I was ever any good at multi-tasking, I’ve lost the knack.
Later on, after Virgin Media went away, my husband finished that document and started on another, mercifully shorter. He managed to delete all the text and save the empty document back to the list. (Our antique DOS-based machine would have saved the previous edit automatically.) The machine started asking silly questions, he said, "so I gave silly answers". The proper version will still be on the hard disk of the old machine, and can be translated again into a modern format. In extremis, it could be reconstructed from the print-out. It's still a nuisance.
Today’s excitement will be the long-delayed visit to our GP in hopes of enlisting his aid in our application for a Disabled Parking Badge. By our standards, the appointment is at the crack of dawn, so I mustn’t linger here.
The weather has calmed down, although the forecast continues to promise lots of snow for eastern
I’m sort of glad. After today’s appt, we’ve got a few days clear – but I want
to drive Archie from his school to the airport on Friday as he sets forth on
his Easter holiday. With the weather like this, there’s no question of
Strathardle – so Archie it is. Scotland
I made a good start on the first Relax sleeve (they’re short) at the end of a long hard day yesterday. I’ll be able to try it on again when the sleeve is finished.
I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that
has made his Craftsy class (topic to be announced). All will be revealed in
about a month. Exciting! Franklin
Judy L at the Patchworktimes blog is having a Pooling Sock Yarn Challenge. The prize is a $50 gift voucher from the Loopy Ewe. All you have to do is photograph your unknit sock yarn on a March calendar page, and then submit a photograph of the finished socks by June 1. I might as well enter my soon-to-be-knit Pakokku’s.
I heard from Myrna Stahman the other day. She is involved in the production of “an e-book, with the proceeds going to support the research of Deb Robson on the Shetland breed of sheep.” She wanted to write something about Gladys Amedro and, apparently, the obituary I wrote for the Scotsman is the best if not the only source.
I heard of Amedro's death through the KnitList. I remember wondering whether there would be an obituary if I didn’t attempt it. It was fun, ringing up all those people, like a real journalist.
Time to get started on Wednesday.