The sale of my house has fallen through. Evidently the male half of the duo buying it is/was a scammer (or has no cojones), and after promising to have the $$ to close Friday afternoon, took the opportunity to skip out while his girlfriend was at Wal-Mart. I have told my agent to dump the price $15K, and put it back as active.
Meanwhile, after having a rough Friday and Saturday, I managed to get stuff packed into the truck and travel trailer and moved it over to Prineville. I didn't think to take pictures of backing the trailer into it's space - there was about 6 inches on either side of it (it's 8' wide). It's in, it's level, and just needs me to come back and make it livable with the dogs, bedding, etc. Soon...
The cancellation of the sale means that I either a) need to sell 18 birds very quickly (by Wednesday), or b) have to move them, which complicates things enormously. I'm not sure I can move dog jail (10 x 10 x 6 powder coated, welded steel panels) and pull a trailer at the same time, AND keep the chickens, etc. in the bed of the truck. I'm still pondering. (and avoiding putting them on CL)
There's less stuff on the floor since the dump run was made Saturday morning. It is getting there, but there's still so much stuff - the pantry is full, and there's all the canning jars that aren't going anywhere but storage because I WILL use them (someday...). I took the freezer stuff over except for the tequila (everyone keeps theirs in the freezer, right?) and some fruit. The fridge stuff will go over this week.
Meanwhile, looming on the horizon is Shaniko Wool Gathering, on September 10 & 11. Correy and I have shared a booth there forever, even though I haven't been to the last 3. Normally, it takes me about a month to prepare - dyeing, winding, labeling, etc. - I have about a week. Fortunately, I won't be working full time, so that will help - I won't have anything else to do!
I have some new yarn, Alpaca Lace, that I'm dying to try weaving (or to throw on the knitting machine). It's very fine, very soft, and the natural color is a light golden color (even after washing). It should dye beautifully. At about 4400 yds/lb, there's a lot of yardage there. I have more of the superwash merino/bamboo, which I sold out of at Fiber Market day, some superwash merino in sport and fingering, and some superfine, 80's merino fiber, all to dye before the festival. I also have some raw silk yarn (I love the smell), that I'm hoping to weave with. I've used it in the past to make scarves, which turn out really beautiful.
In my last post I mentioned being a little scattered. That no longer applies. My brain has left this geographical location and is MIA. I'm hoping that doing some fiber stuff will help ground me a little while I navigate this now more difficult transition.
Like the song says, "you can't always get what you want, but ... you get what you need" - I keep telling myself that. Over and over...
A walk on the mild side
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