...and mama ain't good! I got #^$% strep throat again! After Jacob recovered from his bug, Rachel was feverish for a few days (hence the lack of posts) and come Sunday evening, I knew I was next. Odd tho, that the kids didn't have strep, and I do. I'm really beginning to think I'm a carrier, and it is just there waiting to flair up. I WANT MY TONSILS RIPPED OUT!! UG.
So no pics today, but a short update on other happy happenings. Jason's plane will be arriving in Manchester today!! YAY!! Of course, I won't be there in my present state -- this is the last thing the poor boy needs -- but Jim is taking the kids out of school to meet him at the airport with the rest of the family. He'll be home for a full 15 days before he has to fly back, so I'm sure I will have lots of time with him. As for our helmet liner drive, counting what I have in hand,and those that I know are on their way or in progress, I'm nearly posotive we will meet our goal of 30! YAY! We may even have a few extra, which I will bring to SPA for the SHIPS project to be sent to other soldiers. I can't wait to give these to Jay, and can't thank you all enough. Your support is huge -- it really helps to keep us going. I'll get a pic of all the liners for the next post.
Now for an electric skein winder update...much to Jim's frustration, after cannibalizing 3 appliances -- a sewing machine, electric buffer, and a fan -- none of the motors were successful. Aside from scary sparks and smoke, the motors either had too much power, or not enough. I really thought he was on to something with the fan motor, but it just wouldn't turn the wheel. So, hopefully, after taxes have some in and bill shave been caught up, we'll be able to spring for "the real thing." It is still helping immensely just to have the winder, even as a manual, tho.
In shop news, I finally sent One Planet some new items, and will be sending them some stitck markers and a bit more fiber this week (or weekend, as the case may be). For those who liked the Macintosh and Grand Canyon yarns, they are listed there, and I also delivered a few skeins of this to Yarn and Fiber in Windham, NH. I have another wholesale order to send out to a yet to be revealed on-line shop that I'll tell you more about when they are ready to open.
And now I'm going to take a nap.