Saturday, January 31, 2009

2009 - the year of my independence

I just figured out how to add a badge from the Kollage Knitters group. I am learning this computer stuff even without my son's help. It used to be I would have him come help me with my IT questions. But now that he is away at college I am trying to figure things out on my own. Baby steps I know, but it is progress for me. My husband is patient with me but it is fun to figure stuff out myself.

I also am proud to announce that I figured out how to jump start a car. And yes, without calling AAA. I have AAA and have used it many at times, but this time I figured I would dig out the car manual and see if I could figure it out. I am a car-pooler and when I had driven to my friend's house in the morning I had left an interior light on in the car. It was her day to drive. When we got home at the end of the day the car didn't unlock with my clicker thing (yes - my personal technical term). That should have been a clue, but not to me. I figured it out when I got in and it wouldn't do anything when I turned the key. Then I looked up and saw that light, oh so dimly looking at me and laughing.

Of course, the law of Murphy or averages, or whatever, I had chosen the coldest day of the year to perform this feat. The owners manual for the Honda was really a pretty quick read, and my Eagle scout husband - always prepared (there were jumper cables in the back). I knew I could have called him and he would have talked me through it or come to my rescue but I wanted to try. Kathy and I had the car jumped within 5 minutes or so. AND - we didn't even try to knit the cables together to the cars or anything.

After sharing the car story and telling you how I added the badge from my Kollage group, I think it is time to go pick up the needles and some yummy Hope organic cotton and see what else I can create for today.

Knit on!!

1 comment:

Linda said...

You go girl!
And as a reading teacher...I applaud your reading the manual. Now I understand your year of independence!