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Friday, June 15, 2007

Today's Question ...

Is "How many bales of grass hay can you fit into the back seat of a Nissan Altima? Anyone? Bueller?"

The answer is - ONE. I took yesterday and today off because there's not much goin' on at the House of Torture. Or maybe I just work faster than everyone else. Ha. Anyway, I seem to have picked the two hottest days of 2007 to take off. We're talking 102 temperatures. I realize it gets hotter in other places, like say, Africa, but have pity on the poor Canadian girl. Regardless, horses must be fed. Which meant a trip to the feed store yesterday.

I needed to get three bales. But if your car is only capable of carrying one, what does that mean? It means THREE trips to the feed store. Let me tell you, the only thing better than loading and unloading hay is doing it when it's hotter than Hades outside.

After that was done I decided to keep the "fun momentum" going and gave Victor his first bath. Well I'm sure he's been bathed before but not by me. Victor didn't seem to mind the water at all. Not surprising given the temperature. But he did not care for his color enhancing tropical smelling shampoo. And neither did I since it stained my hands a bright pink. Let's just say Victor didn't have a very "thorough" bath yesterday and move on to knitting.

No, I am not knitting an obscene bathing suit for a man. This is a Sidewinder. Yes, I finally got gauge. With a 3/8 sportweight of all things. Before I started knitting this sock, I thought I was pretty knitting savvy. But you know what? And please pardon the language, but really ... I know shit. I didn't know how to do short row shaping, mitered decreases or how to make a raised bar increase. However, thanks to Nona's fantastic pattern and my copy of this book things are moving along. Would you like to see my mitered decreases? They're not very good, but they'll do.

OK, enough pornographic knitting, let's move on to cats.

Deedee is hot. Very hot. She's spent the last two days in the bathroom. Why she doesn't sit in front of one of the eight million fans around here, I don't know.

Andy is hot too. Unfortunately the bottom shelf in the fridge, his usual place of refuge in the heat, is stuffed full of Diet Coke, bottled water and Hansen's Sugar-Free Grapefruit soda. Sorry, Andy.


  • At 3:01 PM, Blogger trek said…

    Pornographic knitting, indeed.

    Andy does not look happy about the sink.

  • At 4:38 PM, Blogger Kristen said…

    My cats are so used to the air conditioning being turned on as soon as the weather hits 80° (because back in Cincinnati, that was usually accompanied by horrid humidity and felt like 95°). Up here in Canada (eastern Ontario, that is), it's finally getting up into the 80s, and my cats are just draping themselves on the furniture and the basement floor. Mister comes running every time he hears the fridge open, though :)

    Poor Victor. He probably thought you were trying to turn him into My Little Pony.

  • At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Awww, Andy looks so cute in the sink.

    That really is some porographic knitting you've got there!

  • At 12:20 PM, Blogger Sheepish Annie said…

    I was going to attempt the Sidewinders, but I'd probably just giggle too much. ::sigh::

    Baby Brother Sheep and I took a trip through San Fransisco and Napa Valley a number of years ago and I recall being staggered by the heat. I was staggering through the vineyards...there may have been more than the heat involved there, though. ;)

  • At 1:19 PM, Blogger Craft Kitten said…

    I guess my cats are just hard core. Now that Ive moved to the Sun, I mean Tucson,AZ its been over 100 most days since April. Friday it was 113. And my cats are still lounging outside in their cat house, sprawling on the concrete. Granted its in the shade, and they can go in whenever they want, but still I didnt expect this..

  • At 1:48 PM, Blogger Cookie said…

    I hope all of you are enjoying today's cooler temps and breeze.

    I'm so not ready for summer.

  • At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Bex said…

    I hope it's okay that I'm giggling over "color enhancing" your horse.

    And I've lived in the Bay Area most of my life and I still get cranky every time the temperature threatens to go over 80°. The only good thing about Thursday was that I got a lot of knitting done while I sat as still as possible in my dark as possible house, trying to ignore the thermometer outside that said 100° in the shade.


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