Sunday, December 16, 2007

Winter Phenomenon

There is an unusual phenomenon that happens every winter. It snows only when I work. I work a lot but....Our first big storm was Thursday when a 30 minute commute turned into more then 2.5 hours, then I worked Saturday night into Sunday morning and it was white out blizzard conditions. I am working extra tonight, Sunday, and the snow has turned to rain which overnight will turn to ice and then whoa!!! We are to close on our house Tuesday and start moving Wednesday....when do you think the next storm will be? But as usual the Patriots played....in this mess...now I was thinking if each person attending the game brought a shovel with them and ten cars stopped at an elderly person's home even after the game, there would be a lot less heartattacks today. This is what is fondly known as heart attack snow, it is full of water and so heavy to move you can move only 1/5 of the amount of fluffy snow and it will be the same weight. It is killer snow and if the heart attack doesn't get you today, the slip and fall tomorrow will. My DS2 wants to shovel and frolic, but if we bring him to the hospital cut, broken or bruise there is a chance he will not have his surgery on Christmas Eve.
So much whining and no knitting news....
All my swaps have been mailed, I have to finish a stocking for DS2, ry to finish 3 scarfs, 2 of which haven't been started, yea right! In the early stages of going through things to get ready for packing I have found so many more WIPS that I pushed so far back in my mind!! I am going to try and very methodically group all the items in one place and record their presence. I have made a top ten list for stash busting and when that list is complete I will make another and another. My new concern is if all these WIPS become FO where will the FO be stored?? Surely it is easier to store skeins of yarn than more clothing??!!
A no pics today, perhaps tomorrow. I hope you will all be safe and wise during this season. I hope I will make it up first the hill to DS2 dorm and then the hill to the hospital I am moonlighting at tonight. THEN I am off til Friday but have the closing on the farmhouse, storage unit emptying and maybe some Christmas shopping as that has been on hold til the bank takes all our money Tuesday.

3 comments:

kasiaiscarly said...

you are a brave woman to move during winter. .. let alone christmas!! good luck!

Lorraine said...

Cheryl- How exciting- but I don't know how you do it. You put us all to shame.

mymiddlenameispatience said...

You just need to go to work on the day you're moving into the new house. See? Problem solved. ;)