Sunday, August 06, 2006

As I mentioned last time, the heat has been considerable (the weatherman was also wrong, it didn't really break until Saturday). On Wednesday, our downstairs air conditioner decided it wasn't going to take it any more. It didn't completely die, but it was getting up towards 90 with it running so what's the point? We had some difficulty locating an air conditioner to purchase (apparently we weren't the only ones who didn't enjoy sitting in a pool of sweat all the time). But we lucked out on Friday and ahhhhhh....Sweet relief. A very nice, energy efficient, temperature controlled, albeit very flippin' heavy air conditioner. The lady at the store made a comment about how heavy the old air conditioners used to be. Obviously, she never tried to lift a new one. Believe me, way heavier than the old one! But it does cool things off quite nicely which is the important thing.

Finished the fixation socks.
Despite the gauge trouble, they look and fit very well. I love 'em. Next pair is on the needles. These are for a gift, though I'm coveting them already.
They are Esprit Licorice Allsorts from Elann with grey slate heel and toes. The heels on the Fixation socks seem like they are going to wear out fast, so I decided to work a garter stitch heel and toss in some wooly nylon for strength. It's the first time I've worked with wooly nylon so we'll see how it works out.

The last bit of big news...
Finished shower! Dad did an amazing job finding a wall panel to match the existing Formica. The style is slightly different, but the colors match perfectly.

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