Monday, November 30, 2015

Back In Our Own Space

We continue to have cool weather though it is warming up a bit each day. Soon it will be above freezing and we will have to deal with the mess from the snow and ice.


I just finished four 8 hour shifts at the fabric store. Three of those days had a big sale on. We were busy and run off our feet. I arrived home exhausted and cranky.

We have all of our heavy and big furniture back upstairs and love being back in our own space. I now have to organize and put items away and give away what we don’t want. We can now move in completely. That will be nice as I want to be able to sew every day I am at home.

The Spousal Unit over did it yesterday and will be resting all day today. He was told this would happen but kept busy while the young guys moved our stuff upstairs.

Today I am home until 4 p.m. and then am out to clean the store for 4 hours. I am going to shop and do housework during the day. I know I can get quite a bit done so I can unpack and put away more on my next day off.

Until tomorrow………………………….

Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Busy Weekend

The weather has been cold since it snowed. The Artic front came in and brought with it clear and sunny weather. It is nice to see the sun. Seeing -13C or 9F was a surprise as they weren’t expecting this cold for any length of time. It seems as if it is here until Wednesday. They keep extending this cold spell on us. 


The Spousal Unit has been fever free since last Monday but he still hurts in his groin area. It has been lanced and has a drain in it. He is feeling better. No one seems to know what he had and there seems to be missing notes in his file. He is frustrated, bored, and somewhat cranky. Waiting for hours for appointments doesn’t help. He got the drain removed yesterday and sees an outpatient nurse every couple of days for a check up and dressing change.

The guy who did the floors did a fabulous job. The stain isn’t too light or too dark. In the daylight it looks perfect.


I spent my days off puttering around. I shopped for groceries, did laundry, a bit of cleaning, and some napping. I was bored to death as I couldn’t sew. I did look at the vest pattern and know how to put it together.

I got a puzzle out for the Spousal Unit to do and he got part of the border done.


I puttered at it out of boredom and got the two sides done. Sheer luck on my part as I don’t usually do puzzles.

I was back to work Thursday and Friday yesterday for 8 hour shifts. One would think the store would be quiet Thursday before a 3 day mega sale but it was busy. When not cutting fabric, we cleaned up the store in preparation for the sale that started yesterday. I work 8 hour shifts during the sale and I pull a 4 hour Monday night to clean up. I think I will have 36 hours logged in 5 days. A bit much for me.


I started the next part of the scarf. It is gorgeous. What I thought was a new pattern across the 48 stitches is only along the edge. The last 12 or 13 stitches is the pattern and the rest is lace.


Every single row has to be counted. At the end of the 11 rows, I move the life line in case I have to rip out a mistake. I am learning how to be lace knitting smart.

Here it is with two patterns done. The edge will be scalloped which is nice.


I doubt it will be done by Christmas but I will keep working on it. It is amazing how it grows doing the pattern.

Today, I work 9:30 to 5:30 p.m. I am not get anything done in the house which is frustrating as I want to start hauling items back upstairs. I will survive this crazy weekend and start on Monday. What I really want to do is sew.

Until tomorrow………………………………….

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

On The Road To Recovery

The weather Sunday and Monday was cool as the next weather system has come in. The clouds came in and brought with it snow. This is how we looked yesterday morning and there is more this morning.


The wind is also blowing this morning. We had a good 5 mm of precipitation. We estimate we had about 5 cm or 2 inches of snow fall; maybe more.


After spending many hours at the ER on the weekend, they got the Spousal Unit out of the danger zone with his blood counts. The sore area was better on Sunday but it flared again yesterday. His temperature bounced up and down from 3 a.m. until 9 a.m. when I got two readings the same at normal.

We were in to infectious diseases yesterday to discover that the staph or strep infection was an abscess. It was dealt with and he got his last IV dose of antibiotics. We went to the cancer clinic to get questions answered and let them know what had happened over the weekend. After that we had to get a prescription filled and headed home. We did rest all afternoon and had pizza for dinner. The Spousal Unit was and is feeling great though sore from the laceration. He is chatty and alert which is good.

The floors got sanded yesterday. They are gorgeous under the ugly stain.


The machines gummed up as the floors had been waxed years ago. Then someone tried to restain them over top of the wax. The wood filler has been applied, nails set, and another sanding done. Stain samples were applied. We have a winner.


Top to bottom: Ebony, Dark Walnut, Provincial. Provincial is the winner. We talked about some other colours but they were too red or too orange. Not what we wanted.  

Today I am going to go grocery shopping and then do what ever else I want to. I am trying to get my energy back over the next two days. I may sew, I may knit, and I may read. It is a day for me.

Until tomorrow………………………….

Monday, November 23, 2015

Another Day Another Day Doctor

We headed out this morning to the hospital again. Went to see the doctor at the infectious diseases. The Spousal Unit had an abscess and they lanced it. He is feeling much better and wants pizza for dinner tonight. Better than "I don't care".

I'll try to post tomorrow if I hook up the Internet.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Feeling Better

Yesterday’s weather was sunny (what I saw of it) and the temperature stayed around the freezing mark. Last night they issued a weather warning that was written with some humour about a storm racing through our parts starting last night. It has now been pushed to today through Tuesday. We are suppose to have 3 to 4 inches of snow. It may stay for a bit as the temperatures are suppose to be below freezing for several days after that.


Thank you for your kind comments with us being in the ER. His temperature when we left for ER was 38.1C. As we walked out of the house, he started to sweat and by the time we got to ER his temperature dropped to 37.1C. In the room, it dropped to 36.7C. His body was trying to fight the infection. Unsuccessfully but trying.

We spent 8 hours in ER, which is no fun. The Spousal Unit was bored and hungry but he survived with lunch early in the afternoon. He had to have blood drawn and urine samples taken to find out what was wrong. His blood counts were low (of course, he’s had chemo) which entailed a heavy duty call to the oncologist on call at the Kelowna cancer clinic. Then there were X-rays of his chest to make sure he didn’t have pneumonia and, later an ultra sound to see if he had a deep rooted infection. The poor doctor then called the head of the Infectious Diseases to get permission for him to go home after a heavy duty dose of antibiotics. Though still sore, he is feeling better. The redness of the infection has receded by about an inch. We head back this morning for a check up and he gets more antibiotics by IV. By the same doctor who, by the way, is fabulous and has a great sense of humour.

After I got Spousal Unit home, settled, and more food in me, I went to work for 2.5 hours. Glad I did as it was busy, busy, busy at the store. Amazingly enough, we got most of the store cleaned up by closing time.

From Friday

We are almost ready for the floors to be done. The fellow is going to have to remove the last of the baseboards as the Spousal Unit can’t do it today. I got to see the rooms empty for the first time as all the rooms had boxes in them when I arrived on moving day.


The basement is another story.


Very cozy according to Elliott. And the Spousal Unit too.


I am going to sew though I have to take out some furniture to access my projects and a sewing machine.


Today, I work after the visit to the ER. It will be another busy day for us at the store. But, I get three days off. I will be home when the floors are being done. I am happy about that. And, I will be rested for the Black Friday Sale next weekend.

If, by any chance, I don’t post next week, it will be because we will have no internet. I am hoping I can plug it in for the evenings after the flooring crew is done. If I can’t, then we will have no internet and no TV.

Until tomorrow……………………..

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Off to Emergency

No post today. Off to emergency with the Spousal Unit. His temperature is 38C which means he has an infection.

Back tomorrow………………….

Friday, November 20, 2015

A Crazy Life

Yesterday was a cool one with the high getting to 2C or 35F. It was mainly sunny which is nice. Today it is cool but not as cold as yesterday. The sun will shine today and the next couple of days. That will be so nice.


Yesterday I cleaned up more and got a bunch of items put downstairs. We thought the fellows who were moving our furniture downstairs were not going to come. But, they did at 4 p.m. An hour later they were done. I now have to tidy up what is left and put it away.

I worked from 1 to 9 p.m. and had a great time at work. I got pulled off cutting fabric and on to cleaning up a display, putting out stock and then doing a display. I climbed ladders to get items down and had a great time. New sale starts today.

I got home and had no down time before I went to bed. We slept in the basement which was fine. But, I didn’t have a place to sit and relax as the couch is on its back in the basement and the love seat was in a spot where I didn’t want to sit. Oh well, we will survive this for a week.

We also got a call on our basement apartment. It looks like we could have a renter. A professional person with a young family. We look forward to seeing how this turns out.


I am not sure how much sewing I am going to get done. I looked in the room I have my sewing stuff in and it is full of furniture. I will see what I can do as I want to work on the Christmas presents.

Today, I am off work so I am cleaning the upstairs ready for the flooring guy who is coming on Monday. I will take pictures of our living arrangement. It is crazy but it’s only for a week.

Until tomorrow…………………………………….