I was doing so well

and then I decided that I can’t blog everyday…my life is just not that interesting and to blog just for the sake of blogging is not what I want to do.  So anyway, if I can keep up a pretty reasonable schedule of blogging I will be happy and the fact that I have blogged 15 times this month is pretty good.

We’ve been working on our house, and until yesterday and today, you really couldn’t see the progress because the changes were just little and not very noticeable.  But yesterday we started hanging the floor joists and now you can see some real progress:The floor will sit on top of these and then we’ll have a deck to stand on.  After we get all 47 of them hung we’ll start putting the sub-floor down and then we can take the wall up another 5 feet.

We have a Jack Russel Terrier that I’ve shown before.  One of her character traits is that she is nosy…she has to check everything out.  We were working on the joists and all of a sudden she had walked the beam and jumped up on the joists to see what they were:Now this is something that you would expect from a cat, not a dog because dog’s don’t usually have this type of balance, but here she is.  There is about 14 inches between each of these boards.  She also walks the walls of the house:  and the beams inside the house:

To be fair, I had called her to come to me and that was the only way to get to where I was, but still, she jumps the walls and gets on the beams and walks to where she wants to.

I’ve been helping on the house and even have a hammer of my own…we had to color code them so that we knew who’s was whose…think the boys will use mine?Nope…me either!

We got a picture of a gorgeous sunset tonight and the boy went out and took several pictures of it:

and here’s another one:

I had posted about the Medano Fire and here is a picture of the smoke cloud that we can see sometimes from our house…this one was taken on June 20th, but the link will take you to the current info about it:One of the effects of having a wild fire burning so close to your town is that a bunch of wild land fire crews move in to fight it.  We were having breakfast last Sunday and some people came into the restaurant we were eating at and asked if they would feed up to 130 fire fighters that night for dinner.  Now this is a pretty small establishment and there is usually one waitress and a cook on duty.  There is no way that two people could do that, so DH and I volunteered to come in and help with the serving and dishes.  DH was a sport and spent the whole night washing dishes and we ended up serving 87 dinners to the fire crews.  I bussed tables, filled pitchers, drinks and etc.

Look what my friend Sarah of Perfect Day Yarns dyed for me:  

I asked for a solid or semi-solid brown to complement another of her yarns called Stout Old Ivy to knit one of Wendy’s Patterns, Norwegian Rose Socks.  I love that she named it Mother Trucker cuz it was for me…I LOVE Sarah!!!!!!  Go buy Yarn from her…her cashprose is yummy, as is all of her yarn.

I also was able to get a skein of Wollmeise from a destash:

Makes you want to like the screen, huh?

Today

we worked on our house and got two of the beams done that are going to be the support for the whole house.  They are 63 feet long and right now they are sitting on the ground waiting for the guys to figure out how they are going to get them onto the posts that are going to support them and the house.  They are long and they are heavy and they are inside the house.  We’ll see tomorrow what they come up with for getting them on the posts.

I was looking through the prompts on NaBloPoMo and on the fourth the prompt was “What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of your father?”  Steady would be my answer.  Not just steady in that he is steady, but that he is always there and always the same.  He doesn’t change and is always someone to be counted on.

This is a skein of BMFA rare gems.  I haven’t owned any Blue Moon Fiber Arts that I would ever use.  I was gifted a skein and traded for a skein of the same colorway that was not something I would ever use, so when we went to Stitches West this year and I saw their badly picked over booth, I went in and found  this lovely skein.  I haven’t used it yet, but I will.

See you all tomorrow.

NaBloPoMo

So I have told you all before that I am a joiner…well here we have another instance of that, but this time I think it will be a good thing that I have joined NaBloMoPo. I have a terrible time thinking of anything to blog, or thinking that y’all would actually like to hear anything I have to say, so I don’t post. Hopefully the NaBloPoMo will remedy that and I’ll post a bunch of really insightful or inane blog posts that y’all will read. We’ll see.

I’ve joined the group Ravelry Bloggers (there’s that joining thing again) and may get some inspiration from that.

In exciting news, I got a new laptop because the one I had, has pretty much given up the ghost (stupid computer repair man) and needed to be replaced. We went to Best Buy yesterday, in Las Cruces, NM (WORST Best Buy ever) to buy an Asus laptop that I had been looking at. We ended up with a Toshiba that got really good reviews (better than the Asus) and so far, I loves it.

We have been working on our house and so far we have the first 4 feet of the walls in the crawl space poured: the Crawl Space This shows the area that will be my Kitchen (closest) and the living room (furthest away).  When it’s all finished we will have nearly 2700 feet of living space.  Do y’all know how big that’s going to feel after living on a truck for 10 years?

I can post some pictures of some pretty yarns that I haven’t posted yet that I got at

Stitches West back in February.  I got this sweaters worth of Tess Superwash Merino worsted weight, and isn’t the color yummy?  I saw that and it kept calling my name, so DH said to get it.  I did find a pattern from Tess that I wanted to knit, but there also might be a knitspot pattern that I want to knit.

Anne Hansen, of Knitspot fame, was teaching at the Spring Fling this year and was wearing one of her newest designs that I just fell in love with.  It’s the Henley with a Twist and I want it and think it would look really good in this yarn.  The other pattern I was looking at was the Cables, Cables, Cables sweater.  I think the Henley would be more usable and wearable, but I don’t know yet.

I made it through three rounds of  Sock Madness before I was out.  I kind of booted myself because I was at the Spring Fling when the fourth sock started and it was a knee high and there was no way with driving for two days and all of the stuff going on at the fling that I was going to get it done.  I do have the yarn for them and will knit them at some point, today just isn’t the day.  Here are the socks that I did get done:

Simple Sideways Sock Cool Beans Gams

I think that this enough of a blog post so that I have something to blog about tomorrow and the next day and so on.

I will leave you with a picture of the rocks we had on our truck this week:

Those are pieces of Petrified Wood that were dug out of the earth 300 feet below the surface in Wyoming.  Heavy stuff.

Until tomorrow!