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.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.
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.