Friday, February 22, 2008

Important Updates

Apparently, the suspense is killing some of you, so here are some important updates on the current situation at Casa de Dear: I received my passport on Monday, so I'm still good to go to Japan next weekend. Also, the shower situation is happily resolved, and I've resumed my regular hygiene routine :)

The shower thing actually deserves more back story: See, when it broke the first time (in 2003), Phil headed out to our local Réno-Dépôt with the broken part to get a new one, where he was told that "they don't make that part anymore" (hence the supergluing over the past five years). On Wednesday, my father-in-law decided to leave work early, figuring he'd be spending an afternoon with epoxy and molds and whatnot, when he decided, just for shits and giggles, to stop by the Home Depot and see if they had the part.

See where I'm going with this?

Not only did they have the part, it came in a kit! With all the hinges and doohickeys and thingamabobs for the door! And it was FREE! (Considered part of the lifetime warranty). Needless to say, Phil was, shall we say, less than satisfied with the customer service he received from the other place (which shall never again be named in this house).

OK, on to knit-related goodness. I finally got my Spring Interweave Knits in the mail this week, and while I'm a bit so-so on the issue as a whole (too many cardis seem, I don't know, matronly to me?), there are a few patterns I really like: the Auburn Camp Shirt, the Good Stripe Dress, the Twisted Tulip Socks and the Fountain Hat (available on Knitting Daily March 3rd). Speaking of the Fountain Hat, I'm happy to say that this is the first time that I've had the required yarn for a project I like in stash. It's a proud, proud moment. I DO NOT, however, have the yarn for the Stripe Dress (which I'm just itching to make for Émilie!). I'm not going to buy any yarn, don't worry (tight budget, what with the trip and all that - yadayadayada). But if I were (AND I'M NOT!), do you think I could substitute KnitPicks Shine Sport for the Louet Euroflax? :)

I've got a busy day ahead of me today: Laundry and Grocery Shopping (Oooooooooooohh!). So fifties, I know. I've also got to pick up my Japanese yen at the bank. I should do some cooking this afternoon, but I don't want to go overboard with this whole "housewife" thing I've got going on today. Plus, I've come down with Laryngitis (Aaaaaaaw!). I think it's safe to say I'm looking forward to Phil getting home tomorrow! :)


Draftnik said...

Picking up yen at the bank saved you from having too domestic a day, I think.

Cheers and have a great trip!!

AliP said...

Yeah things are always tres domestique in my world too. You sound so glamourous what with the getting showered and picking up Yen!
I my nails redone..umm..and picked up Clorox wipes and vitamins. How decadent I am....

Jennifer said...

It's Murphy's Law. Of COURSE they now carry the part you're missing. In a kit. For free. Why? Because you'd stopped looking for it. :)

Just like I'm SURE the thrift stores are full of yarn and buttons every time I don't go and check.

Knit & Purl Mama said...

Do you find you get your Interweave Knits later than anyone else? I can't remember what date I got mine, but it was super late after everyone seemed to have gotten theirs.

Glad to hear that your shower is fixed and you will not smell anymore. Smelled you all the way via the 13 to the 40....