Tuesday, March 25, 2008

In my email box... good one! Don't you agree?

Work and Socks again...

Hey all, On a quick stop home. Little earlier than expected but that's alright by me. Was not supposed to make a trip home until next week.... well. Kind of nice to see home and sleep in my own bed last night. Much as I am still tired I think from running around and from this cold that won't f-off. You know what I mean? I have this nasty cough... well... today... after cough medicine yesterday afternoon and Nyquil b4 bed.. the cough seems to have subsided a bit. Probably because I am rested and it's not running the roost! Anyways!!!! So, that is why I am a wee bit tired. Now...... Socks. I finished my 2 at a timer's. Love doing them that way... it is a bit of a challenge.. but I think because it was the first ever pair.... top down 2 at a times I had ever made that's why. But I love the system of doing the 2 at a time. You have a pair right quick! None of the one then the other stuff! Anyways, You will remember this first picture...
Heel turned! I made it! I also got the stitches picked up! Now for the home stretch!

Ahh, Progress. Yes we now have 3 bins down there, and one at the other end of the yard that are done! 4 down - 20 to go! And the weather has been beautiful... mind you today at home it is snowing... go figure!
Hopper Cone Legs and Angles as they come from the factory. See all that water? We trenched the yard one day(well sexy hubby did most of it) to make all the water run off. It worked pretty darn good too... that huge puddle is now a tiny little run. :)
Hopper Cones before we put the legs on, how they come from factory, stacked on top of their skids. 3 in each stack.. there is 2 stacks not in this pick (12 cones to build yet).
We had a tight and sticky situation the one day. See how this hopper bin is behind the tractor and crane? There isn't much room to move back! And see the Semi truck parked behind? I don't know which of the 2 was asked not to park there, or if they both were.. but he isn't supposed to be there, but he is out of the way.....
See this guy? We couldn't move the tractor.... Bin behind, semi in front. He did however come and move it quite promptly after the phone call to the company was made..... (we were planning on building a roof and a bin that day but were moving a little slow.... only got a roof done, so did not end up needing the tractor, but it was the principle of it.). He must be a hell of a driver to get the truck backed in that good though! Will give him credit there.

Bin sheets for roofs. You can see the bin packages there too(the sheets are hump up on the left, there is a pallet of doors on the right for flat bottom bins and in the middle in front of the trailers is a pallet with a door and old style tube ladders.)

Better Pic of the packages, you can see the top of the roof packages there too on the left of the pic.
Then we stand the sheets up and make rings like this one. I showed you this pic before but I figure now you can see... they come in the bundle above, hubby flips them, we pull out the roof ring ( 6 sheets you see standing bellow to make the roof) and bolt them in their ring. Then we put an angle on the top of the ring so we can bolt the roof sheets to the ring. And then the roof sheets get carried around the ring like pictured below. We then put up 4 sheets to hold the peak ring up...(will try to get you pics of that yet) and then we put up the roof sheets and finish the roof. This snow had all melted while we were there.. and we trenched the water out. Mind you after the last couple days... might be a bit more snow/water around. I hope our trenching still works, and drains the water out!
Rockets. This is 6ft, rocket type air. This is how it comes from the company. We have to put legs and ducts on and put them in cones.... I hope to get you some pics of that too.... :) Just in case you wanna see it! LOL
Well, I have dishes in the sink and should run off and do them.... ttyl

Sunday, March 09, 2008

We were home this week...

Not that we wanted to be. We were home sick. Not just any kind of sick either. It was one of those colds. I would even say very much flu like. It would grab you suddenly and knock you on your ass. I felt fine Saturday night, we went out to a movie, had some coffee. Had a good evening out. Then come Sunday, I was sicker than. I could barely stand to hold myself up. Hubby held out didn't get sick until Tuesday... well Monday night really. It took him pretty much the same way, snuck up and grabbed him. He was super good about looking after me, sweet man. I only hope I did a half descent job of looking after him too. Now, after a week.... feeling a bit better. Still tired some how. The dishes are piled up. Who does dishes when they feel like crap? Not I unless I haven't a pot to cook the chicken noodle soup in! So that is where we have been this past week. We did manage to get a bin almost done in Tugaske while we were there, before we got sick. It is still awaiting it's bottom ring(the heaviest to lift of course after being sick.... want to be well before attempting that one!). Then onto a cone and onto more bins. Sorry no pics of it. Was far too sick and tired to be thinking of that before I headed home on Tuesday. I was having a good morning Tuesday so I drove home. Poor hubby was just sick and had a bucket with him in the front seat just in case! We did manage to make it home without any incidents. Though the blowing snow and the sun were not easy on my sick burning eyes. I was wiped out when we got home. But managed to get us here safe and sound!

I was so sick I couldn't knit. Yes, others with the same couldn't smoke, Hubby couldn't drink Pepsi.. and for those of you who know him that's big. So, anyways. After our week home resting I felt like doing something so I picked up the yarn that I was making another Market bag with. So I crocheted another Market bag. What do you think of it? I think it is kinda pretty. Not what I first thought I was going to create. As I was planning multi colour madness for stripes, but my colours didn't want to work together and they didn't seem to have the same thickness to them. But the blues I used did, as well as the white. I like how the thicker Red Heart yarn made the bag less open(as opposed to the last one I did with the sears/zeller's yarns, which seems a little more open but not terribly so).

So that is what I could bear to work on. I did look through magazines and bum out too... I got a new book through Etsy! Family Circle Easy Knits for Kids. It is a fun little book. I hope to put some of the patterns to good use one of these days..... Just have to get certain other things out of the way first! LOL I do hope the market bags go over well and that the intended recipients like them, and use them. I do suppose even if they figure they are too hideous for public and put dirty laundry in them they are still being used... and that's what matters! I am still working on those socks, the 2 at a timer's yes... they are still going.. just slow. Between work and what not you know... LOL

Ah well, I think I have rambled on long enough...... maybe... LOL and will catch you later....