Before I do anything else I wanted to post a picture of the pink baby "ugh" booties I completed for my granddaughter. I used pink Berroca Suede for the main color and Geisha Microfibra for the white edging . . . the pattern called for Berroco Plush for the edging but I gave up trying to find any after going to 3 different yarn shops in 3 different towns . . . these were my very first booties and were very very very easy to make (I took a class at semi-LYS and we used the suede booties pattern from DIY network knitty gritty show) . . . I sure hope they fit my granddaughter . . . will find out in November!
Sooooooooooo . . . this past week has been very strange . . . it started out normal (whatever that is) and then just plain got weird!!!! . . . Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday were pretty normal . . . then on Wednesday heard from my favorite daughter (okay I only have the one daughter - but sometimes she is not my favorite) . . . saying that it looks like they will be out here November 3 . . . Justin is being discharged from the Air Force and they are relocating to the Kelley Ridge area here (less than 10 minutes from our house) . . . I am very excited about them coming home . . . I am going to be seeing my granddaughter all the time (well I do have to share her with the other grandmother . . . I know that's only fair) . . . so it looks like I am going to have a fantastic birthday this year . . .
now on to the rest of the week . . . Thursday I get to work and it's like a dark cave in the offices . . . no power-no backup . . . YAHOO I'm thinking that I get to go home because computers are down, etc . . . but noooooooooo . . . the bosses would not let me go home right away(I could have taken some work home to do) . . . they decided that we should walk to the other side of downtown (small downtown area & they had power) and get some drinks, some food and talk about court cases, etc . . . so we get back to the office after about 1-1/2 hours and drats the power is back on . . . a squirle caused this blackout - it was not done on purpose by PG&E . . .
on Friday I get to work in the morning and see that the back office door is opened . . . hummmmm . . . I go inside and boy does it stink . . . I am not the only one who is smelling something electrical burning . . . so I call the electrician . . . he comes out and agrees that it stinks (duh!) . . . does a little poking around and tells me to call the fire department . . . it appears that we have a fire in the ceiling between the 1st and 2nd floors but he is not sure where exactly (no smoke-no flames) and to tell the fire department this is NOT A CODE 3 (meaning no sirens). . . I didn't even dial 911 I used their regular fire department number . . . well you can guess what happened next . . . hearing lots and lots of sirens heading our way . . . we had 3 big fire trucks and 1 fire chief overrunning our offices . . . now remember there is still no smoke - no flames - just a really bad stinky electrical smell . . . these people are now running up and down the stairs - taking the ceiling tiles out and just plain creating a huge mess . . . they were there for 3 hours and still could not locate the source . . . so at noon they shut the power off to the building and will be turning it back on at 2 pm (on Friday's the office closes at noon so I went home) hoping to find the source . . . in the meantime we in the office are OH SO COOL . . . we just keep on working as if its normal to have all these people in uniform running around destroying the offices . . . and yes they are cute in their uniforms . . . I found out this morning that they never were able to locate the source but they believe that a rat ate through some wiring and blew up starting a small fire . . . which now also leads to another problem . . . so I had to place a call to a pest control company . . . and the people in the other offices that are connected to our building what do they do . . . they send someone over not about a possible fire and should they leave . . . but to find out if one of my bosses had a heart attack . . . geeeez people!!!!! I did suffer a headache and very bad sore throat for a couple of days . . . so I took it easy Friday and Saturday and I was looking forward to meeting with the knitting group I belong to on Sunday afternoon at the semi-LYS. . . but I was sick all Saturday night and didn't get to sleep until about 4 am (and yes Roni I did wash my hands!!!!!) . . . soooooooo that about sums up the past week . . . .
I did find out who my pal is for the "Chocolate Swap" . . . it's Joan and she lives in New York . . . I am looking forward to knowing and spoiling a fellow chocolate lover and needless to say I will be shopping for anything and everything chocolate this week to send off to her . . . that's about it for now . . . so ladybug kisses!!!!!!