Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Good news, bad news

The good news is that the a/c guy got here a little early. The bad news is that he can't access the innards of the a/c because when it was installed forty or so years ago the bolts that hold it in place we left inside the wall. The really bad news is that it only makes sense to replace the unit since the only way to get to the insides is to cut a hole in the wall. That's going to be about three times what I was expecting for the repair. I need to figure out which asset to sell. Maybe I'll be putting some stash on eBay.

In other bad news, I threw the black lace shawl away. I finally realized that one of the reasons I was having such a hard time ripping it was because it has felted to some extent. I guess the humidity and the agitation on Sunday was too much for the slightly fuzzy yarn. I have plenty of yarn left should I decide to try again once the winter comes (or the new a/c is installed).

I haven't decided on a new yarn for the shawl but I'll be doing that this week. I have a couple of cones of laceweight that would work except for the color and I can't find them. They're here somewhere. Meanwhile I'm continuing with the Fir Cone shawl and am fiddling with some socks.


lexa said...

Too bad about the shawl, but at least you have lots of the yarn left. I ordered Noro Sakura off of eBay yesterday to make the Sakura Cherry Blossom Shawl. I think I'll wait til the fall to start it, though. Too many other things I need to get out of the way first. I'm quite anxious to start it, so I'm hoping once it arrives that it motivates me to finish up some UFOs.

dragon knitter said...

i'm sorry you had such bad luck lately. at least you'll be cooler while you restart the stole. looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Larry - We're on our third summer without ac - mostly because I'm afraid of what it would cost to repair - not because I know! And now I've been taking the laundry to the local laundromat the last several weeks since my washing machine is on the fritz too. Oh, did I mention the pump on my koi pond is out and my fish are going to die if I can't get someone out here?


In other words, I feel your pain!