What a week!

I haven’t posted in a while, been kind of busy what with working and knitting. 😉

Seriously though. The last few work weeks have been long ones with some evening appointments and stuff. And I started volunteering for a political campaign. New for me! Not a person, but a referendum question that will be on the ballot in the fall, for rank choice voting.  They wanted me to do calling, but that sounded hideous to me. So I am doing data entry, one night a week. Not sure for how long but I figure I can do it for a while.  My cousin inspired me- he has been out canvassing for Bernie recently, and he said to me “it’s not enough any more to think someone is good or bad, we have take action or horrible things will happen.”  I gave that a lot of thought and Maggie the activist called on the right day.

So that was interesting, there were 4 volunteers that night, 2 on phones,2 doing data entry. The sized crowd my introverted heart can deal with.

Other than that there has been some knitting.  Working mostly on the mystery knit along. Got halfway through clue 3, realized I did something really wrong many rows back, had to rip way back. After spending most of yesterday working on it I am now nearly done with clue 3. Of course clue 4 came out on Friday. Oh the pressure!  I hope this week is a little more normal so I can focus on getting caught up.

A few other noteworthy things happened this week. At least in my world they are.

Last Friday night the speakers on the tv quit. It took us some time to isolate just what was the problem, but after cursing the DISH people and resetting a few times we finally did some trouble shooting and sorted it out. We hooked up A’s little tv from her workshop and survived until Wednesday.  Let me say I am glad the basketball games were done, it would have been hard to watch them on a tiny screen.

On Wednesday we went to Best Buy in Bangor where we learned our options.

Repair. Expensive.

New TV. More expensive.

Surround Sound. More expensive still.

Sound bar. Cheapest option.


Wait, what? Getting the thing we have long wanted is our most reasonable option? Well, hot dog!

We were in such euphoria that we also got another piece of equipment I have long wanted- a new wifi router.

Now not not only can I hear all the sounds the TV is making very clearly, but I can be in the Internet anywhere in the house on phone or laptop. It might mean that you hear from me more often. 😀


One of of the other things that happened involved learning a lesson. Take it from me, knitting and cleaning don’t mix.

Today I gave the bathroom a good serious scrubbing. That included filling the tub and running the jets, which we don’t do as often as we should. We are supposed to run them for ten minutes. I thought I would dump a slug of bleach in the water to really get them clean.


I set the timer (thankfully!) then sat down to knit a bit.


Look how close I came to flooding the bathroom with bubbles! Who knew bleach made bubbles? Not me!

So now I know. No cleaning while knitting.


Last big event- Crosby’s opened!!! Our favorite take out place at the head of the road is now open for the summer.  We had a good meal there this afternoon. Not good for us, but they are only open for 4 months, we have to celebrate.

That’s it, what I have been up to for the past several days.  Quite exciting, don’t you think?


15 thoughts on “What a week!”

  1. I’m glad the sound bar worked out for you. I had to Google it to see what it was. How lovely to have that jets tub to relax in. My mum used to have one that my girls used when they were small. They had so much fun w/the bubbles.

    1. Stefanie – the sound is amazingly wonderful on the TV now, I guess I am glad the speakers died, even though we weren’t planning the expenditure right now. As fro the tub – if I had it to do over, I don’t think I would get it. We used it a lot when we first got it, but we don’t as much now – it takes so much water to fill it! But you are right, it is fun, and very relaxing. Especially nice when we are cold and sore from working outside.

  2. Very exciting indeed! I’d love to have a jacuzzin tub! Those bubbles are really calling to me! But then again, who wants to take a bleach bubble bath. I did not know that bleach made bubbles either. New thing learned. And you caught the bubbles just in time! I’ll bet you had fun cleaning them 😉

    1. If I had set that timer for 15 minutes, I would have had a hideous mess to clean up. As it was, I had to reach into it to get the drain – and they were quite smelly bubbles. It did take a while to have them all drain away, but I was OK with that, once they stopped growing!

      Funny, when we were clearing the land to build the house, we were living in a small rental with an inadequate tub. We dreamed of this tub after working in the snow and ice to cut down trees and clear up. We wanted long hot soaks to warm us up and ease the aches. But once we moved in, we just don’t use it as much as we thought we would – literally maybe once or twice a year. Still, when we do, it is wonderful!

  3. When I first saw the picture I thought it a wonderful bubble bath. Who knew bleach would whip itself into a fine froth!

    1. I never knew it, that is for sure! If it hadn’t been so stinky, it would have been a good bubble bath. I wonder if I can knit in the bath??? Hmmmm have to be washable wool. lol

  4. Good on you for volunteering… it is important to put a bit of time aside to be a good citizen. I have met really good people in all sorts of volunteering roles, so – you do your bit for a good cause and definitely get something back!

    1. I agree – I still won’t do the telephoning, but I can sit there and type in results for hours. If everyone gave back a couple of hours a week, then this world would sure look different, wouldn’t it?

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