Sunday, October 3, 2010

I'M BACK!!!!

I just received a rebuilt computer and still have to see if I can install my camera software, it has Windows7 and I will be given a cd for the Office products shortly. I have to rethink this blog again. I am pondering if I should create a new blog as I am contemplating exploring my interest in writing - maybe try my hand at some short stories that I could share with you my dear readers (if there are any left).
So many changes in my life, I've decided to give up the luxury of driving to work (in an ancient car) and taking the train. I'll have to be at the train station at 4:40 am, after arriving at Union Station there will be an hour wait and then there is a free shuttle that will drop me off directly at work. This will substantially improve my finances as the total cost for going to work will be reduced to only about $47.00 a month!!! (My company pays 75% of the cost which is about $188 for the montly pass) Wait time = knitting time and I'll get used to the early hours.
I was given a Ledbetter spindle, it is quite a thing of beauty. I've never used a spindle before and I found through Ravelry that there is a local spinning group, they welcome even newbies like me. I plan on attending their group tomorrow night (photos will be pending once i'm comfortable with this new group). Can you imagine, I could actually be creating homespun yarn. Wonder what the learning curve is on this.

I am so happy to be back and I'll be able to visit your blogs again too! Please leave me a comment so that I can follow it back to your blog. If you don't have a blog, I would still love to hear from you, its always nice to see what you have to say.


Aline said...

Hello!! -still here :)
4:40 am is the middle of the night...but commute time is knitting time so I guess you can give it your best shot. I hope you are a natural morning person. I am in pain just thinking about that!!
I hope you find a better solution fast. Ali xx

Marguerite said...

Welcome back.

4:40 is a bit early, but you sound determined. It's always good to remember how much money you're saving.

Deborah (Mt. Mom) said...

Hey, Jean -- welcome back -- good to "see" you! :D

Maybe you'd enjoy some audiobooks to listen to on the train and in the station while you knit. Free sources include public libraries (usually cassettes and/or CDs) and librivox (mp3 downloads).

Anonymous said...

it is cool that you got a spindle. When I see you next you'll have to tell me about how you like the class