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The Stuff that Goes on Around Here

Last night was going to be a restful night. Anah was off to a Middle School Dance and football game afterward and Erin and I were listening to music. A beep from the phone put us on high alert. Anah was having an asthma attack and had forgotten her inhaler. Breaking all the speed limits Erin raced to the football field. She found Anah being comforted by a family friend and the principal and once she got her dose of albuterol, all was well though she was quite shaken up. We are hopeful that she will become more conscious of the need to always take the inhaler everywhere. Scary for all of us, grateful she's okay.

Today basically did nothing much, though I knit one row on the shawl and read a chapter in my latest book, "Our Souls at Midnight" by Kent Haruf.

And walked down to the newly dug basement to survey the changes in the landscape and take some measurements. Very different down there, but I can now see the orientation of the house now. I'm not so hot at imagining spatial things. They cleared out some brushy undergrowth and some scrub trees and now Erin will have a great view of the pond. We hope to enlarge it and perhaps have it deepened as well. We've been here 39 years and who knows how long before that the pond was dug; no doubt it's silted in. I'd also like to build a new dock and maybe get a john boat in which I can float and maybe even fish.

The weather was lovely today.

Maybe tomorrow I'll be peppy enough to do some outside chores or maybe not.


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Oct. 23rd, 2016 12:39 am (UTC)
Scary! Glad she's okay. My daughter has asthma triggered by seasonal allergies, but it is never quite that bad.
Oct. 23rd, 2016 01:27 am (UTC)
Anah's are also triggered by seasonal allergies. She tends to panic when she gets one and that makes it so much worse
Oct. 23rd, 2016 01:10 am (UTC)
I'm glad every thing turned out okay for Anah, and yes, often close calls can be a good thing, get you focused.

What kind of shawl are you knitting? You have a photo? . Keep talking it up, I will get a project started. Have all the yarn for a throw, but I can't remember now which pattern I was going to use. I do that with food all the time - I'll read a recipe, decide to make it, then forget what it was and where I saw the recipe. My mind is not the steel trap it once was, that's for sure. wish it was elective, there's a lot of stuff I'm stuck with I'd just as soon forget. Memory is fickle.
Oct. 23rd, 2016 01:32 am (UTC)
It's all done in garter stitch, but has a lot of short rows which are kind of a pain. Here's a link to the pattern.http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/color-affection I am using, tan, purple and navy. The challenge is that I started it many months ago and I failed to note on anywhere the change I made to the edge. I think it was just slipping the front stitch but the edge seems tight to me. I hope I can block it out. It's reassuring to know that I am not the only one with a fickle memory. If it wasn't so I could be sure what to do with the edge on this silly shawl lol
Oct. 23rd, 2016 02:10 am (UTC)
That will be so great to have them for neighbors!

I'm glad it all turned out okay for Anah. Scary.
Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:44 am (UTC)
I think its going to be awesome.

The asthma thing is quite new and scary for sure.
Oct. 23rd, 2016 12:33 pm (UTC)
That will be so great to have them for neighbors!

I'm glad it all turned out okay for Anah. Scary.
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