I have picked up and set down the Milkweed shawlette/conundrum all weekend. I’m really in a quandary. I don’t know the count I’m supposed to have and am seriously thinking of ripping it and starting over. I’m not upset about the ripping, but it does seem like such a shame. Oh, well, I guess I’d better just do it and get started again. I need to PAY ATTENTION TO MY CHART. I thought if I typed it really big, it would burn into my brain. Ever hopeful.
We went from low 60’s on Friday to 85 on Saturday and 90+/- on Sunday. HELLO SUMMER~! Of course, my brother told me there was heat alert on Saturday since we aren’t used to it. Whatever did we do before we got all the idiot warnings? How were we and are parents and their parents, etc. able to function without the help of government agencies “alerting” us to everyday occurrences? Simply amazing.
My big old baby, Grover, has been shedding his insulating undercoat for the past two weeks. I’ve seen fur tumbleweeds rolling down the hardwood floors. It’s been really bad. I have been trying to vacuum at least 2-3 times a week while he is molting. Last Wednesday I had just finished vacuuming and couldn’t get the thing to switch off. Ruh-roh. I figured it would be ok as long as it stayed on and I could just unplug it. Well, we all know that didn’t happen and Thursday I was trying to clean up after myself (dried mud on rug) and it wouldn’t turn on. I called the D*son people because the vacuum isn’t even two years old. They were lovely and gave me the place I would need to take it for repair. It’s about a 1/2 hour drive north of me. No biggie, but I followed the vacuum cleaner repair guy’s directions. It took me an hour. When I got there I had a little trouble letting go of the vacuum (separation anxiety) and asked how long they thought it might take. I might have whimpered. The clerk smiled kindly and said “tomorrow”. I almost died. One day service? Who does that anymore? When she called me on Saturday I went to pick it up and she showed me a label and said if there was another problem, to just give them a call and bring it in and they would do all the paperwork. Customer service and satisfaction. They are the Cross Keys Vacuum Repair shop and they have a lifelong customer (only I hope I don’t need them much).
It’s Monday, another work week and the week before Memorial Day. Here is Pentangle again. This is the song that made me want to hear more of them so many years ago. Enjoy.
Have a good one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!