... this week was a tough one. Lots of work stress, lots going on around the studio and it was all punctuated by brake failure, an expensive tow and a costly repair. Yup, I'm glad to see the back end of this week. I still have to work tomorrow - but hey it's almost Sunday.
I am lucky however. My car was out of commission for three days, but I had a mom who was able to front the money for the repair and a boyfriend and father who were able to chauffeur me back and forth to work (and Dad handled all the business with the mechanic too!)
I did however, have to take the bus on Thursday to get from Job #1 to Job#2. I didn't think it would be a big deal. I lived in the city for 10 years before we moved away - I didn't get my driver's license until I was 22, and didn't have a car until a year or so later - I went everywhere on the bus, sometimes having to transfer two or three times to get where I wanted.
But there are a few of things I must have blocked out....
1) I don't remember the bus being that smelly. I thought maybe I was unlucky and sat beside some one with serious b.o. - but the second bus I transferred to had less people and smelled just as bad. Bus people out there - how bad does your bus smell?
2) I don't remember the seats being so darn uncomfortable. Maybe it's just because of the back problems I have now, but it's actually much more comfortable to stand.
3) I don't remember it taking so long to get anywhere. But that's probably just because I'm used to taking a more direct, less stop-filled route in my car. It normally takes me 15-20 minutes to travel between jobs, but the bus took a little more than an hour.
As the week was a little chaotic, there wasn't much knitting going on - but there was some:
I got a little more work done on Dave's sock - mostly over lunch at Job #1
I got the shawl back to where it was - a little further actually. I started the second lace pattern, but have once again screwed up. It's going up to Mom's on Sunday to be pulled back a few rows - unless I get frisky tomorrow night and tink back myself.
In other knitting news, Mom scored me another skein of Skinny Bugga in Rainbow scarab.
It will be for Multnomah, which I will cast on for it as soon as I finish the Fluffy Cat Shawl - which, with any luck and fewer vehicular catastrophes, will be next week.
I relieved a little stress by dying up some more yarn today - no pics but they will come soon. These ones will be hard to put up in the shop....