F didn't trim trees yesterday. He threw his back out....are you ready? Knitting! Well, actually sewing. He spent 10 hours bent over the table sewing his sweater together! Of course it's gorgeous! Pics will come in time. He had to redo some ribbing on a sleeve, so once that's done, we'll take pics.
We did visit and go out for lunch. Our favorite Chinese place. We've been going there for, gee, almost eight years now, I guess. Food's still as good as it was the first time.
I grabbed my chunky yarn as I went out the door and have finished the second muffatee. So that brings my total to 3.5 items to keep hands warm. Just 4.5 to go to meet the challenge.
Muffatees are really quick to make and certainly help keep hands warm. Think about making some to help us out if you're not "into" mittens. These muffatees are just a rectangular piece of st st with some ribbing at top and bottom. Then sewn up the side leaving an opening for the thumb. See, simple. They can be made in the round too, just knitting in rows for the thumb opening and rejoining to knit the top in the round.
We put our room air conditioners in last night. It's been in the 80s all week and the upstairs bedrooms are just warm enough to be uncomfortable in the evenings. Seems funny...I read through many blogs about their White Easter and already we need AC. I'll bet this summer's going to be really hot for us...again....
Did I tell you my car finally bit the dust? Transmission and CV Boot need to be replaced. $2000 is too much money to invest in that car. We're going to check one more mechanic to find out if that's an accurate figure. If it is, then we'll donate it to charity. So we're a one car family again, and I am off to take Youngest Daughter to work at 6:30 am and then Eldest Granddaughter to school at 8:00 am. Daughter gets a ride home from work at 4, but I have to pick up Granddaughter at 2:30 (1:30 on Wednesdays). All that's been added to my life is an extra trip out 3 or 4 mornings a week. Not too bad for the $120 plus we'll save on additional car insurance and gasoline.
Yesterday on the way home from lunch with F, I stopped to pick up some carpet cleaner. My car key has always been wonky. Made from some lightweight metal that easily twists. Well, apparently a small piece twisted off. Although the key would open the door, it wouldn't start the car. So Youngest Daughter, Youngest Granddaughter and Youngest Son had to hop on the bus to bring me the extra key. Then off to pick up Eldest Granddaughter and over to Ace Hardware to get new keys made. We now have three workable keys. Guess we won't have to worry about this again!