Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
You might think this has nothing to do with the fiber arts but it absolutely does. You'll just ahve to wait or be naughty and skip the juicy sexy details of the story to skip to the bottom and read my fiber loving reasons.
To make a long story short, or to start the long story off in a quick way, our truck blew a spark plug about a month ago. This tore up the threads on the cylinder head, making it necessary to install a new cylinder head. This rendered the truck useless. Unless we shelled out lots of money, it wasn't going to go *vroom vroom* again.
I'm not even going to mention how yucky Ford has treated us over this. I won't even mention how this is a valid defect in this particular engine where the same thing has happened to many many people yet they haven't done a recall on it. I will mention that this is a 3 year old vehicle with 55K on it, not an older vehicle where a problem might be expected. Most people that have had this problem have it around the same mileage mark. It's a shame. I spit in their general direction.
Naturally we thought we'd just trade the big red paperweight in and let them deal with it while we drove away with another vehicle. Nice plan if you live in the land of the impossible. The Ford dealer we've used for the past 3 vehicles couldn't help us with that either. Do you know who was nice? Chevy. I danced on the salesmen's desk when he told us the deal they were going to offer us.
It was sad watching them load the big red truck onto the wrecker. Queen M almost cried and sang a sad little bye bye song. Later we drove home in a black Chevy Equinox It seems like a decent little car. It's going to take a little while to remember I'm no longer driving a truck. This thing can actually turn on a dime.
How does all this relate to fiber?
1.This is what will take me on my shopping expeditions for stash enhancements that I haven't been able to do for a while.
2.This will cost us a lot less than the truck so I can buy more yarn. I might even be able to get that new wheel I've been mooning over. No, saved money doesn't go to bills, we all know it must go to fibery goodness.
3. This will take me to knitting group in July and maybe to the newer kntting group in the area I haven't been able to check out, or maybe I'll find time to go to the Halcyon spinning/knitting group.
4. It will also be good to get groceries, doctor's appointments and all that other crappy mundane stuff that really doesn't count because it has nothing to do with fiber. But I could always take a little detour once I'm out the door. This car will suck up less gas so I think detours are required.
5. It turns better. If I see a new yarn store it's easier to make a U-turn in the road or if I've got the eagle eyes working I'll catch it quick and will be able to make a quick, sharp turn into the yarn store lot. These things were not possible with a big truck.
6. It's black. Much better than red if I'm to be one of the *looks around* shhhh. Secret order of Shadow Knitters. Mild mannered people by day. Ninja knitter at night. If you hear the clacking of their needles, it's too late.
7. I can go visit the Irish Ewe, it's a new yarn store that I haven't been too because they opened up just before all the lack of transportation started. I might just have to go out to Korner Knitters too.
***note about the graphics... Can you tell I learned to animate pictures over the weekend? Yes I know my boobs are pictured perky and high. A girl can dream ***