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The Bright Side.

16 Oct

Cue Monty Python music. Actually I’ve had a wonderful weekend. Both of Shawn’s shows went well. Saturday I met a slew of new knit bloggers and had a grand time. I had to leave early – the greasy food, sun, and a really bad folk singer all banded together to unsettle my stomach something fierce. I turned the heel on Wyvern. Then tonight I cooked up a storm. In the process though, I managed to back up the kitchen sink. I had forgotten my roommate’s warning that our garbage disposal can’t handle even one potato peel. Back-story, since we’ve moved in to this new place the garbage disposal went out, we’re on our third washing machine, and our second stove. I swear it’s nothing we’re doing! But come the third washing machine the landlord was convinced we were overstuffing it. (We aren’t!) There was a bit of an altercation, but we smoothed it over and he did get us a new machine. So when I killed the garbage disposal, the last thing I wanted to do was call him. I groaned and contemplated calling a plumber. I did not want the landlord to have any fuel against us. The bright side? Now I know how to clear out a clogged kitchen sink pipe. And really, it’s so not a big deal at all! Go me!

Edited to add more on the knit gathering: I didn’t circulate much, but I did get to talk to Julia and Meg and the blogless Snowden and Nancy.

Atendees included, but were not limited to:

Angie from I Stalk Knitters, Chris from skittermagoo!, Amy from Isaac Kniticus, Julia from Yarnmaven, Meg from wine me up, Caro from splityarn, Kristin from Yarn & Order, Jo from Half a Sheep, and Nanc from toys are good food. Kittens tempted us to take them home. Pictures were taken (though not by me). Much fun was had by all.

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6 Comments

Posted by on October 16, 2006 in knitting, other bits of life

 

6 responses to “The Bright Side.

  1. caro

    October 16, 2006 at 9:44 am

    The sock is looking great! I wish I’d got a closer look on Saturday. (The bad music drove me out of there too) Good to meet ya!

     
  2. Julia

    October 16, 2006 at 10:40 am

    Don’t call a plumber for the disposal. Just holler at me. I installed my daughter’s when she bought a new house. It’s not that hard – I don’t repair, I just install. You can get a brand new one for 50 bucks. It was lots of fun on Saturday – and glad I got to meet you.

     
  3. Michelle

    October 16, 2006 at 11:45 am

    It’s cool to meet bloggers in real life, yes? So, to look on the bright side, I should be thankful for the subtle sense of fall here cause at least we got it! But, it must be warm there now I bet. I just started to feel that fall chill in the air… it makes me go sooooo slowww in the morning!

     
  4. Erin

    October 16, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    Wow, it does sound like you were busy this weekend. And I know how you feel. It’s always great to figure out how to fix something yourself!

     
  5. ellie

    October 16, 2006 at 4:29 pm

    Caro and Julia – Thanks! Good to meet you too!
    Michelle – Definitely!
    Erin – Yeah, I’ve had some proud handyman moments in this new place.

     
  6. Claire

    October 17, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    My favorite cure for a clogged up garbage disposal/ kitchen drain is to empty a bunch of digestive enzyme capsules into it and let that and the water break up the clog. But only after trying to take a plunger to it.
    WFM also sells an enzyme based powdered drain opener that works beautifully.

     

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