Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Happy hump day....

I really shouldn't be blogging right now, there's so much I should be doing.

Oh, well.

Our dumpster arrived day before yesterday, so we've started the lovely process of tearing the crap out of everything and getting rid of the things that we don't plan to take with us that aren't being donated.

Tomorrow, our first pod arrives. I say "first" because we're actually anticipating that we will need two. We'd be really happy to only need one, but we're also being realistic. I'm really looking forward to the pod arriving because this means that I can get rid of some of these boxes that are sitting around, and free up some space to get more work done. I think it will feel more real then, too.

I went in to Sebastian's school today and let them know that he won't be in the district next year. I know that they're getting ready to set up classes for next year, I figured it would be best to just let them know now so it didn't complicate their class lists for the next grade. They gave me some forms to fill out, which means that I need to call the Lake Stevens school district and find out which school he'll be going to, since our new house is right smack in the middle of two of them.

Our school budget got defeated yesterday. I suppose I'm not really suprised, it was defeated last year too. I think a lot of the problem is that there are a lot of retired people here in town, or people who no longer have kids in the school district, so they figure that they got what they needed out of the school district, they shouldn't have to contribute anymore. Meanwhile we can't even keep up with the cost of living. Teaching jobs are being eliminated, programs are being cut left and right, and we're slowly working our way towards the dark ages again. Makes me even more relieved to get out of this place, when I live in a town full of people that aren't willing to pay $13 a month in taxes to make sure that our kids get a decent education. It's pretty infuriating, actually. We already have a school district that's the laughing stock of the state, so let's just kick it while it's down.

Today I tear down my sewing table and clear that all out. Should be fun. Not.

I'm also still looking for a simple but lengthy project that I can take with me on the plane. I really don't want anything challenging or involved, because I really don't want to have to worry about keeping track of rows or pattern stitches, but I would like something that would keep me occupied, it's a 6 hour flight.

Anyway, I'm off to the land of boxed things.


Annie said...

Hoo boy, do I have the book for you! It's called Mason Dixon Knitting and there are some WAY cool simple projects in there. I want to make everything in the dang book. They also have a blog,

I don't envy your packing, but if I was smart I'd be doing the same thing. I'm off to look at some houses today; all but one are in Lake Stevens. The last is a house that's just too good to pass up in S. Everett. I guess once I have a place lined up I'll start making myself crazy with packing.

Nicole said...

Oooh. I just ordered it. It looked like a good book to take with me on a plane ride.

Don't buy any knitting books, btw, because I just packed up like 4 boxes of nothing but knitting books...if you need to read it, ask me before you buy it because I probably already have it.

Lemme know how your house hunt goes!! I'm thinking positive Lake Stevens thoughts!

lkmanitou said...

Ooohh...let me just second the Mason Dixon book. Their log cabin instructions look really fun and easy! :)

Nicole said...

I ordered it and Amazon says it's already shipped.

Exactly what I needed to do when I'm sposed to be packing shit up, ordering a book.

At least this gives me something to drool over and projects to dream about making as I sit on an airplane for 6 + hours.