Just read Crazy Aunt Purl, and am so jealous that she's moving to someplace fabulous - wow, find a place, sign the lease, pack, move! That's how you can do it if you don't have a house to sell in one of the hardest-hit awful housing markets in the country.
I am spending this Labor Day Weekend laboring on the garage carpet project. It's not really that bad - or I am just crazy. It's slow, hot, smelly, labor-intensive work, but with a good audiobook on the iPod, it's oddly soothing to do something useful, with visible progress. Unlike everything I do at the paying job...sigh.
But Crazy Aunt Purl/Laurie also pointed me toward a book I must buy: Knitting for Baby. Simple, classic baby stuff - yes! I fell hard for that sweet little cardigan and booties on her blog. I cannot wait to start knitting for Grandchild, but I'm holding off until we know gender. This will be a Spring Baby in NC, and therefore will not need an extensive layette of woolly things. There will be a fabulously soft blanket, and a couple of pair of cute booties, and then a nice 12 month sized sweater to follow in time for fall - roll the sleeves in September, it'll fit all winter. With a matching hat, of course. :-)
Boy and the Future DIL are moving into their new apartment this weekend. It looks wonderful. Crazy Aunt Purl is moving too. Me, I'm here scraping the nasty carpet off the garage floor, and have weeks of work and at least a couple more thousand dollars of expense before I can even put this place, which is worth about what I owe on it, on the market, and then hope St. Joseph works his magic before I lose my job. Sigh.
But Murphy would like to let you know that he is doing great, and has resumed his job as Official Spokesdog for The Committee for an Early Dinner. (Committee member Boris makes a cameo.)