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Well well

December 10, 2008

In case anyone was wondering, we did get our well fixed the next day. I had left a message with a local guy, but he never called me back, so I called a big company to come out and look at it. The next day, Ingi was home, and the local guy called and he just assumed it was the big company, gave directions, and the guy came. He had started fixing the well and left to get a part when the big company showed up. Ingi sent them away (I guess we will be blacklisted from using them ever again) and the local guy came back, and ended up fixing the well by just cleaning out some parts. So it wasn’t too expensive. We are sure those other guys would have charged us for all new parts.

Also, our living room wall is done, finally (both of these things were done in time for company on Thanksgiving). He did a really nice job.

Living Room

The trim colour is the one B picked out for his room (that’s next). I also have a really great closet in my bathroom finally (the old owners had these flimsy metal racks that fell down all the time, and they finally ripped out of the wall and I’ve had my bath stuff in boxes in the hallway, and our towels in a basket in our room.

I finished my Big Basin socks with birthday present Hjertegarn a while ago, but now that I’ve worn them a few times, I finally got a picture:

It’s one of the Six Sox Knitalong patterns. They are peeking out from the bottom of the maternity corduroy pants that I sewed, but there is no photo of the pants since they are pretty basic. Still, they are more comfortable than most store-bought maternity pants. For some reason, the waist on those comes right to the wide part of my belly, which makes them slide down all day long and drive me crazy. I could have made the waist panel tighter on mine, but at least it’s high enough.

Working away

November 20, 2008

I haven’t posted in ages… I’ve been really busy cooking (including making goat’s milk mozzarella and cream cheese and many loaves of spelt bread)… having a special diet really makes you take a lot more time cooking, because most processed foods are not able to be eaten, even some mustard and ketchup!

I have had some knitting time, but it’s dark when I leave for work and dark when I come home, and my camera doesn’t work well without natural light, so I don’t have many fun knitting pictures to post. I had a checkup today with the midwife (everything is going well, although I haven’t gained very much weight) so I was working at home and could take a picture of one of my in-progress projects:

Ingi is busy too. We are trying to get the living room done before Thanksgiving next week, since we are having company (more cooking!). Not sure if that will happen, but at least it looks like a wall and not a big hole anymore.

The joint compound goes on pink and dries white. This would have been really handy when my sister was helping me paint the dining room and we used joint compound to cover the wallpaper-covered plaster wall… it seemed dry until we tried to paint it and made a mess out of it.

I am happy to say our squirrel friend has not come back into the house. I think he’s one of the guys that steals things out of my compost bucket on the back porch. I’ve started leaving old bread and cakes on the porch railing so that they won’t dig in the compost for them.