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Whew. So, yesterday was brutally busy - I took the day off to get stuff done.



It started with dropping the kids off at the daycare, then running into the next county to pick up the Recorded marriage certificate/license. We got it at no charge, since we never received it in the first place (which is why I ran 27 miles out of my way to pick up the original - I could have gotten a certified copy from my county courthouse, but it would have cost at least $10. Cheap, ain't I? *g*) We (yes, *we*; I'm not allowed to go running around unattended. I might get lost (OK, that's true) or molested (huh. Yeah...the knife I keep in the car tends to deter folks....whatever) then headed to the DPS office to update my driver's license. Got a shiny new picture taken (ack! At least I washed my hair....) Stopped at the local insurance office to add J. to the auto policy and get a copy of the insurance (since I couldn't find my current proof of insurance).....whew.

Then, we headed back to our county. Got pulled over for speeding - but J. knows everyone (he was driving), so only got a warning. (Thankfully we had current proof of insurance! *g*). Went to our county Tax Office to get the current van tags and change my name there....then headed to the Post Office.

I did NOT go mideval on them. The clerk was nice and sympathetic, so I was only mildly snarky. (J. was upset at this - hey, she's nice to me and has carried packages out to my car before. I'm not going to ruin a good thing just because I was inconvienienced. Or however you spell that...) Got everything worked out...so all is good.

Went to Himself's school to dicuss him..he's bored. Totally bored with 1st grade...so the counsellor and J. and I agreed to let him do 2nd grade work when he finishes his assignments (to the tune of $56 in workbooks that *I* had to provide. Ah, well....whatever works, yes?) If this proves too easy,
we'll move on to 3rd grade work....(yeah, I realize this is all going to backfire when he hits the next grade level, but what else can we do? They won't promote him up untill 5th grade; they won't move him into AP classes until 3rd (but they're called "POST" classes - whatever); he's already in the GT (Gifted and Talented) program, so what else can we do? Private school is *way* out of our budget.....) He's happy as can be with this - he picked out 2 workbooks (2nd grade math and reading, and 2nd and 3rd grade science) to play with....we'll see.

Then, it was time for lunch. Tea Room on the Square. $37 for.....not a whole lot, but the desserts were decent (so was the food, but I make a better chicken salad....) Ah, well - the atmosphere is quaintly Victorian, the servers are awesomely attentive.....it was OK.

Then, on to Herself's school. She is failing math. :sigh: Why? Not because she can't do it (she's GT too...and in a POST class) but because a) she's too fast and sloppy, so she forgets to put "$" and you can't read it and b)she finds the homework so easy that she doesn't do it. :bigger sigh: We've got a tentative game plan in place for her, too.....Calligraphy to improve her handwriting (my idea - hope it works!) and re-doing any work *I* can't read. (And I can read doctor's handwriting..so this will be interesting!) Got her a math workbook, too..so maybe this'll help. It'll be the first time she's NOT made the Honor Roll.....maybe she'll wake up and straighten up now.

At this point, we hit the house so I could fit in a short nap. I needed it! Then, we picked up the kids and headed to the local Mardel's (the ONLY place that sells educational stuff within 30 miles) for the workbooks (and Christmas present ideas)...then dinner and home for homework battles and baths.



SO, no warping action occured yesterday. Little progress on the shawl front as we waited for various teachers, but not a whole lot. Icemaker on the fridge died..gotta pay the warranty before I can call for service (again - this will be #4. Think Sears needs to provide me a new unit...) Not a whole lot else to report....some hair stuff, but I don't wanna bore the masses (need to ping the LHC mods to try and get back into my hair journal. :sigh:)

OH - and is anyone out here on my FL near NH? I may need a favor.....compensated, of course.
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:October 27th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
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If by NH you mean New Hampshire, then I'm fairly near. I'm in Bawstin.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:October 27th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
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Yes sir, I am - I have placed a bid on a Canadian Production wheel in Hollis, NH. The seller is 75, and is willing to ship, but I don't know if she's capable of packing it up etc. It might be easier (if I win, of course) to pay someone to go over, pack it up, and hand it off to UPS. With compensation, of course.

The auction ends on Tuesday....I've got my fingers crossed (she's listed it 3 times, and no one's nibbled, so maybe I'll get lucky.)
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:October 28th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
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Oooh. Got a link?

Hollis is an easy drive from here -- About 65 miles or so. Not quite as far as I go to go shooting so it's definitely in the No Problemo category.

I have no clue how to pack a wheel for shipping. Disassemble, put small parts in baggie and tie/tape to treadle or something, wrap in bubble wrap, put in box, tape firmly, mark "Fragile" and give to UPS?
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From:fiberaddict
Date:October 28th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
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Here's the listing: Flax Wheel

You've got the basic idea - just make sure the flyer array/MOA is well protected, the rest pad with bubble wrap/foam peanuts (or "ghost turds" as we call 'em here) and let UPS take it. But...no "FRAGILE". They tend to toss it around that way. Insure it for...at least $1K. They don't wanna pay the insurance if they break it. *eg*
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:October 28th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Ooooh it's pretty. And definitely insurable as a valuable antique for at least $1K.

Just as well that (a) I don't have room for a 3rd wheel and (b) you're a friend of mine or I'd put in a bid on it.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:October 29th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
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Hey! *gg*

I'm hoping noone else notices it - this is the 3rd time she's listed it, and it's not in Spinning, it's in Antique Furniture. Fingers are crossed...

And, don't you mean 4th wheel? I mean, you haven't actually *ordered* your AA yet, but you're thinking about it.....:whistles innocently:

I'll let you (and everyone else) know if/when I get it. Then we can work out logistics/payment/etc.
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:October 29th, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
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OK! I hope you get it, it's a pretty wheel.

No I haven't sent in my order for an AA, my walking speed and treadling speed have only just stabilised at their new post-op and therapy state. At least I think they've stabilised...
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From:itsjames2u
Date:October 27th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
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Our icemaker broke a couple of months ago. It makes ice fine, but the in-door delivery system sucks. You know you're in trouble when you try to fill up a glass with ice and you get a spring, a nail-looking thing and some black metal object.

Our refrigerators are almost the same, save for the color. Ours is a little smaller than yours, but the icemaker parts should be the same. Oh, and it wasn't covered by our warranty, which is why we haven't fixed it yet. Grrr.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:October 27th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Sears has been out 3 times on this icemaker....1x to replace the compressor (why, I have no clue), 1x to "fix" it, and 1x to "replace" the entire unit.

It is now, once again, refusing to make ice. J. has taken it out, unfroze it, put it back, pulled it out, beaten it, reinstalled it..and this morning, after 1 week of this, we had *1* cube of ice in it.

I need to send them a check so I can get a new icemaker....*g*
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