Greetings from Seattle



Thursday, November 18, 2010

Brrrr! It's cold today. Damp, but not raining, gray ,breezy and 42. This is Novemberrrrr. As I type, Tom is up on the roof with the leaf blower, blowing off all of the leaves and fir needles and cedar droppings. It looks like it's snowing outside my upstairs window. As long as I can hear him moving around I knows all is well. I'll stay by the phone ready to call 911. He's a very steady and safe guy, but it makes me nervous. I finished the corduroy jumper this morning, and then spent a lot of time on the computer researching Christmas gifts. Lists are shaping up. I even came up with an idea for myself, an iPod nano. Not having 'podded' before, I had to see if this was something I would use. I can download music and pod casts, of course, and books on tape, but what sold me was the FM radio capability. I listen to our local FM talk and news radio station a lot during the day, so this was the feature I needed to make the decision. And it has a built in pedometer! Tom worked in the garage this morning, building a cone wreath from the bags of varied and assorted cones he has been collecting for years. He can tell me where he collected all of them. Don't tell, but some are even from National Parks. The first weath looks great and he has plans to make more. And he has a kerosene heater out there to keep him warm. I started on my next project. It's a fleece jumper. Jill saw it in a magazine and asked if I could make it. So I am in the process of adapting a pattern to recreate it. I have a photo of it somewhere on my computer, but I have no idea where I stored it, so I guess you'll just have to wait and see on this one two. Enough stalling. Back to work. I think I heard tom back on the ground, safely.

9 comments:

  1. love the wreath and the variety of cones on it. sounds like you are both keeping busy.

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  2. That Tom is a multi-talented guy.

    I've got to hit the computer for some more Christmas gifts myself.

    I have an i-Pod Nano but it's from the days long ago with no FM radio or pedometer. I love it but would love it much more with FM radio.

    One of those Tom wreaths needs to go to Colorado.


    It's been a miserable, messy day today where we are.

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  3. I vacationed in Maine this summer with my husband, who doesn't like to listen to the radio. One way we went to the Apple Store in the Maine Mall and I bought an iPod Nano just for the FM. I love it!

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  4. I never listen to the radio, not even in the car. Since I've been babysitting, though, I tend to leave the TV on, usually tuned to PBS-Kids. Rylan loves it.

    I hope you have great weather on Thanksgiving. It's always nice when the weather cooperates on special holidays!

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  5. That is a gorgeous wreath. We had one in Illinois but sadly we didn't bring it to Hawaii. We were afraid it would get infested. I am so amazed at all the beautiful sewing that you do. I just re-sewed some buttons on Art's pajamas and feel like I accomplished a lot.

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  6. I am also amazed at all the sewing you do. I fixed some pants I bought the other day and I was sure happy I had a seam ripper! I'll get better....

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  7. I love my Ipod, and listen to podcasts as well as connecting it in the car like on a longer trip. It is much better than hoping for a steady signal to come thru!

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  8. I think you'd love an IPod Nano. Did you know it also has a pedometer and you can take videos with it!! It's amazing.

    Your Christmas projects are shaping up! That fleece robe sounds so good right now.

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  9. You two are a creative dynamo team...that is beautiful...

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