Saturday, April 12, 2008

Are we still here?

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Hi, All. Happy 3 days before Tax day! It's such a mess here that I decided to get an extension. My paperwork is so disorganized that I gave up rather than do something wrong. Too busy doing important stuff to worry about the IRS :) Not really. I think that this is a first for me. Ah, well. Things will get sorted out.

FINALLY have my step-dad in a good place! I'm hoping that he will be good and there will be no problems until such time that he needs a nursing home. He now lives only 6 miles away from me and in a very nice house. The whole house is for dementia patients. There are 10 large bedrooms with baths and beautiful living and dining rooms. He seems to like it, but he is still packing his things every day. Nothing I can do about that.

Speaking of dementia, I thought I might bring up something I never thought of and would like to warn you all about. My step dad seems to have a real fascination with sex now. I got a frantic phone call from the last home telling me that he was taking ladies to his room and having them "fondle" him. He was scaring these poor old women and didn't realize he was doing anything wrong. His conversions are also loaded with sex. He's all over me when I come to visit, too. I can easily handle him, but it got me to thinking about people taking care of their elders in their home with children around. It would be devastating to have a grandparent molesting the kids. Something to keep a sharp eye on as it seems that preoccupation with sex and inappropriate language and behavior is very common.

I just heard from Maple at Northstar Alpacas. I am getting a fleece from one of her Babydoll Sheep. It's name is Cardigan...Guess what I'll be making with it? I can't wait to play. She sent it out today. WooHoo!

I'm still putting together the loom. It's getting closer. Lot's of little things to get through. Right now, I'm hanging the harnesses with 125 Texsolve heddles per harness marking each heddle bunch a different color.

Harnesses 1, 5, 9, 13 are yellow, harnesses 2, 6, 10, 14 are blue, etc. I've gotten 8 harnesses done and 8 to go. It takes me about 45 minutes to put together and mark 1 harness. Slow but sure.

Getting a little farther on my sweater.

This is 7 inches into the armhole. 5 more inches to go.

Last but NOT least:

I won the Theme Guess for the Secret of the Stole ii ! The name of the stole is Savannah. This pin is just gorgeous. It's made by Robbie B. at Ruby Vegas Designs . I'm just thrilled. I stayed up one night and worked for hours trying to figure out the clues. It was worth it. I still have a way to go before I finish the stole, but it will get done.

Well, back to the grind. Bill paying and more paper work on the agenda today. Take care, All.


Leigh said...

Wow, all kinds of good things going on. I'm very curious as to how you will like the color coded heddles. I think that would be very helpful and may do it myself.

I'm glad to hear your step dad is in a good place. Sounds like his change of focus is pretty worrisome for some folks. Maybe with luck that will phase out and he'll start to focus on something else.

Gramma Lori said...

Hey Sis!
Must be in the air... extensions that is. Damn paperwork lol
Still on hold RE the job. stress is killing me though.
That pin is really something and I can't wait to see it in person!! The fleece and loom too! OH! ok.... you too lol Love ya and hope to get out to play soon!!!

AlisonH said...

Oh good, that must be so intense a relief to have a good spot for him. Sorry about the taxes! I did ours, and it went to 34 pages. Yowsers.

Gledwood said...

How on earth do you manage to do tax paperwork with cloven hooves as paws...? And don't you get hungry and gotta keep taking chewing the cud breaks? ;->...

Alpaca Granny said...

Tracy, I haven't visited in forever. So glad about stepdad being in a good place - and nearby. You are so kind to share his sex ramblings with us. I never would have thought of this. I wish you were here to help me with my loom. It calls to me - Warp me, warp me.

Brew Dad said...

Hey Tracy,
Neat to check in with your blog now and then. We miss you guys and will have to take a weekend to come visit this summer.
aka BrewDad