Thursday, October 16, 2014

More Moving news

Update on our housing situation----when I was going to call the head office earlier yesterday  I could not find a number, so I called the rental office and asked for the number, I did not identify myself, they wanted to know why I needed it, and I said I had some Fair Housing Questions, HUD stuff to ask them about. They gave me the number and when I called I found out they only take calls between 11 and 1 and it was already 2----at 4 this afternoon the phone rang, I didn't know the number----It was the rental office and we were approved for the apartment. Again thank you Nichole Burke without your advice I would be waiting until Next week to know
Now I have to find a way to entice friends and family to help us move on November 1 and 2nd, between Tom's hospital visit and my immobility we truly can't do it our selves even if it just NEXT DOOR. that's right the apartment is downstairs and to our right that we are moving into---no trucks needed for this one!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Writhing Seething Anger

Don't they get that I am disabled???? I don't want to change apartments because I want a change in scenery----I can't do the stairs anymore, the pain is just excruciating but they still have us jumping through hoops. We have been here 12 years, made 144 on time cash payments for rent, even when it was a struggle and yet we have to re-apply from scratch, I just took all the info to the rental office and the girl says well we will let you know Monday or Tuesday---they are closed for the next 4 days for the Jewish holiday, I am literally going out of my mine, I asked for some assurance that this will go through and was told they can't gaurantee that. Our lease for this apartment is up Oct 31,st. We haven't resigned because they won't let us until we are approved or disapproved for the move. This place accepts Section 8 housing, it hasn't gotten that bad for us yet but how could we have messed up so badly that they will turn us down. If they do say no, I am going to have to live in my car.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

This week's theme is 10 things you did over the weekend.  Did I even do ten things this past weekend? 

Tom worked on Saturday which is seldom an issue for me but it did mean a little more running around for me.

I went to the post office to mail a package of hats to Maisie!
Then I went to breakfast.
I read more of the book Last Chance: Knit and Stitch by Hope Ramsey 
Then I came home and knitted on my Spellbound Boo-Knits shawl, purple with red beads. 
I watched a lot of Star Trek: The Next Generation (love me some Picard and Earl Grey--hot)

Sunday morning when Tom went to do the laundry at 6 AM I got up and cleaned the apartment, then went back to bed until 8:30   Took him until 3 PM to realize what I had done
The girl who bought our dining room furniture came by and picked up the rest of it
I tried to convince Tom that we needed to get ready for the move to no avail
I sent an email wishing my sister and her husband a happy 30th anniversary.
I finished knitting the Duane Park Triangle by Kristen Kapur. 

Nothing exciting, very dull in fact.  We now are down to two weekends before the move and I don't know how we are going to it.  Finding new life insurance has been one of the biggest hassles ever.  I swear if I knew then what I know now I would never get anything but whole life.  Luckily I have a very good agent who came through for me at the 11th hour, but I think she knew if she didn't we would have gone uninsured.   KNIT ON!!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

a few more gifts

one I forgot to get a picture of is a lovely skein of Handmaiden SeaSilk in a gorgeous pink---I have two pink maroon and beige skeins of variegated sea silk that they will all go together with,  Thank you Lisa Philpott. so much

 The yarn above---I got from Annemarie Knight, a long time blogger and face book friend, she sent a full bag of the teal and the paintbox of which I have shown 2---it variegates from purple to pink
 My friend Ria gave me 3 skeins of Louisa Hardings Amitola, a mug with a knitting design and 2 varieties of Harney and son's tea, she also gave me the two skeins of Tweed Stripes!!

This week---the shawls stayed on hiatus and I made myself a pair of cabled mitts to go with my Wendy knits--scarf/shawl   They are called Vancouver Fog---and cables not being my thing==I think they came out very well!! 
KNIT ON!!!! 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Still celebrating!

                                          Yarn Tea and little picture frames from my wonderful friend Jennifer
                                          Mystery yarn---came in a pretty bag with no name
                                         Yarn tea and a pattern for a shawl from my dear friend Cherri
                                         Tissues, a Halloween bowl, and and Alex and Ani Sept bracelet from

                                          Sister Christine
                                          Tea for one, pot and mug from Debb, Chad and Columbia
                                                    Very fragrant Lilies from Master Blocker.

I am truly grateful for the gifts I have received, it will be fun planning projects and trying teas---Thank you all so very very much!!