Man, I've been racing around lately. In early July, I went to Atlanta for the International AA Convention. In late July, I went to Philadelphia with David for a job fair. The next week, I went to Asheville for a workshop, and went to Raleigh for the state AA Convention right afterward. Two weeks later, I spent a week in New Hampshire. Last Friday, I went to Memphis for a regional AA conference. Next weekend, I go to Raleigh for another AA conference. I can't recall the last time I mowed the grass. It's been crazy. After this weekend, though, it's done for a while, at least.
When Mom and I went to Harrisville Designs for the ColorPlay class, we drove up. That was tiring, because the two of us have the worst possible sense of direction. It was amazing that we arrived. Coming home, we thought we would never escape from New Jersey. Anyway, after the class got out on Friday, we drove to see some family friends in CT. They have a house on a lake, very pretty. They also had a loom they wanted to get rid of. ~ hand shoots up in the air ~ Happily, that old loom slid right into the back of Mom's car, and came home with me. It's up on blocks like an old car in the carport, because it gets wet in there when it rains. If I ever see a Saturday in my own house again, well, okay, in a couple of weeks, I will tackle the clean up and refurbishing on the loom. (To those who might ask, why don't I work on it during the week? It's a frigging sauna here right now. I work outside between 8 and 10 am, or not at all. Heh. Damn Yankee, that's me.)
It's a 40" wide 4 harness Harrisville loom made in 1983, and it's been in a garage for a couple of years. It needs some Murphy's Oil Soap, some sandpaper, and a lot of new cords. It probably needs new heddles, too. Even the apron bars are rusted. Steel wool to the rescue! Anyway, those things are about $2500 new, so even with the elbow grease, I'm getting a bargain. Once I get the thing back into commission, I'm going to make a throw for the lovely person who was so happy to find a new home for her loom. She's a peach!
David is out of his old job, and an entirely happier person these days, hallelujah. The study materials have arrived for the new stuff, and let me just say Yikes, but it's only a phase. Once he gets through that, he will be on to newer and better things.
Finally, I have given notice at the gym, and this week is my last week teaching aqua bike and aqua aerobics. I never minded the latter, but the damn bikes are killing me, and I can't WAIT to be done. Saturday morning is IT. Sayonara, bikes. No love. I'll go back to taking the classes instead of teaching. Much better.