After my frantic post of last night, D came home and saw me cradling my memory key murmuring to myself. He quickly ascertained that I wasn’t going to do much else until my thesis was back and figured out how to deal with it. That’s why I married him (well, one of the reasons). He knew that I would not be able to sleep with my thesis potentially lost and that for his and our sakes, he should do something about it. We went to his office and got everything off the key and onto his computer, then e-mailed it to several different accounts and put it on several other memory keys. After a quick trip to babies’r'us to get a shower gift for a postdoc at school, we came home, he plugged in the memory key and it worked perfectly. His crazy wife wouldn’t let him put the key anywhere near this computer until she had the data, but it turns out she just didn’t give it enough time to download from the key before trying to open it (large word files with integrated pictures will do that).
So it was a happy night here at the Casa M-P. I took some happy cold drugs and went to bed.
Today I got up, went to school perked up with the help of a happy blue cold pill and got some samples in, then went for a yummy lunch, played around with some more ground bone and came home to a FINAL NOTICE from the post office in my mailbox. Funny that… I’ve been waiting (kinda) patiently for package my SP from the knittyboard sent. Apparently I missed the original notice (not bloody likely!) and they were about to send it back to the US of A without my getting a chance at it. The notice was to go to a different post office than usual and even the lady at the counter commented that she shouldn’t have had a package for this postal code.
SO, Finally! Without further ado, I give you the contents of my first package from SpoilingBoo! YAY! I love it! It was squishy and rattely all at the same time.
Two balls of debbie bliss cashmerino aran in a lovely pink (that matches the shirt I’m wearing today!) and a ball of “manly” striped sock yarn for a pair of socks for D, the aforementioned wonderhubby.
There were also several other goodies, and Fred wouldn’t leave them alone, so I present my version of “stuffonmycat“. I give you Fred (the orange one) and the fun knitting accessories – there’s stitch markers, row markers, point protectors, blocking pins and a circular stitch holder…. boy would that have come in handy a few weeks ago when I was working on Durrow.
This is what I was dealing with when I was trying to take pictures…
I think they’re fascinated by the sock yarn – it has jojoba and aloe vera which must smell yummy to kittens.
I now need a pattern for a textured cap to knit with the cashmerino aran to keep my ears warm on my way to school.
I do have knitting progress, but this is a long enough post, so I’ll sign off here. To my secret pal – thank you! It was the MAILMAN we should have been talking about, not the customs dude (it went through customs on the 10th and had been at the post office since the 13th).