November 27th, 2004

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Why do I exhaust myself on holidays?

I guess it's because the kids are usually at one g'ma or the others, so I have the chance to do *me* stuff that I can't do with them around.

Or maybe I'm just nuts....*g*

Anyway. The kid's bathroom is *Finished*. Pics will be taken (soon as the paint's dry) and uploaded either Monday or Tuesday. I think it looks good - it's almost the way I wanted it. The fish look like they are floating, the water looks like water - it'll work.

The loom is warped, 2 mistakes fixed, and I'm 1/4 into the first dishtowel. Whee Haw! Fun stuff!.

The Structo table loom is now attached to the LeClerc treadle stand I won on Ebay 2 weeks ago (I got it for $50; new, they run $250!). *THAT* was an adventure! See, the stand is for a 24" loom....the Structo is 22". I had to figure out how to take up 2" without destroying the shedding action of the Structo, or blocking the rear brake. I did it, and, $24 later, the loom is attached. It's a bit tall for Herself, I think, but it'll work. (The modifications are also butt ugly, but it doesn't matter - they are removable. The stand is still original; the loom now has 2 holes in the bottom. No biggie.)

Of course, this means Himself is gonna start screaming for treadles for the 12H......guess my FIL has a new project. *g* The stand is pretty basic, but I have no desire to play with power tools again. Maybe Himself can help.......

Must take a nap now....I'm pooped!
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The List - Sat. 11/27

Stuff to do before surgery:

1. Finish kids bathroom (except maybe the water effect)(won't take too long - just have the space above the bathtub and the wall the toilet and sink is on)
2. Pick up living room - got the kids to do it - it was *their* stuff anyway!
3. Pick up music room
4. Excavate dining table
5. Decontaminate the kitchen (if you know my MIL, you'll understand)
6. Get all the clean clothes out of the laundry room and into the respective closets
7. Dyson all floors - will have to do again, but it's been done once!
8. Mop all floors - ditto the above - moreso since it's been raining
9. Get dirt off of walls (thank you, dogs!)
10. Decontaminate both bathrooms
11. Change all bedding
12. Vacuum futon mattress
13. Wind new dishtowel warp
14. Weave (13) off. (This won't take long - the last batch, done to the same pattern, took 15 or 20 minutes each to weave off, once I got in the groove. 1 shuttle weaves go *fastfastfast*, and I have Thanksgiving weekend to accomplish this amazing feat!)
15. Dye Shetland yarn in 3 batches for friend's "secret" scarf. (Don't think I have time to wind it, warp it, and weave it, but we'll see. 3 colors - blue, black and very little red. 3 dyepots......I have 2. Hmmmmmmmm.)

16. Warp Himself's loom

I meant to do (16) today, but it took me an hour to finish the kid's bath....and a little over an hour this AM to get the Structo on the stand. Plus, I've woven 2 towels and have started on #3; I took a bunch of stuff up to the attic; I hauled some stuff into the garage....and let a mouse into the house during the process (ICK!). Hopefully, Zoey will get on the job and take care of it.....Icky little shit. Ugh.

Most of the list is finished - the hard stuff, anyway. I have a little over a week from the planned surgery we'll see. If it gets done, it gets done.

Must go weave now!