I find it ever so difficult to sit at the computer and blog when the DH is around. He enjoys looking over my shoulder. He doesn't understand or "get" blogs, but he's quite nosey about what I find so interesting and what I blog about. Luckily he took off this morning to run some errands and get some breakfast at our local diner. I needed some "me" time.
I finally recieved my offer letter and my official start date is the 13th. The letter contained some funny wording though and I am asking for clarification. The first of which is that the contract is only for 14 weeks. Now I was quite certain this particular position was at the least 12 months. Secondly I am not permitted to approach the client company regarding a full time position. I'm not sure what this means or implies, so I asked for that to be cleared up. The money can't start coming in soon enough, but if this turns out to be a 14 week gig I am really going to be UPSET. I have been literally waiting on this company for two months and have turned down numerous other job possibilities for this one. Needless to say I am anxious for the reply email with answers.
On a good note, my DH went for his "interview" with the landscaping company my cousin works for. They hire temporary workers for their outlet sale and the DH got brought on to be the "lead" for the material handlers. It's pretty excited about it and on top of that he gets paid $3 more an hour than the regular handlers. It's about a 7 week job starting the end of August. That will bring in some extra cash.
I am reaching the final rows of the special order blanket. I laid it out on my King bed to take measurements and although I made it a point to go over what was required it's still coming up short on the width. Now I have checked this blanket throughout the process and could have sworn my numbers were spot on. Now it's shows I'm about 10 inches too SHORT??? Additionally the lady asked for no border, but the weight of this blanket alone is making the edges sag, so I am going to suggest to her a border along the lengthwise edges to help keep it's shape. I'm hoping after I block it it will regain it's original size and I can stop worrying. I have done enough of these to know you have to allow for stitches to pull in your chain stitch so you never make it just the right at that count, but 10 inches has me a bit worried. We'll see how it goes.
I had an excellent idea for a display for my dishcloths. I've asked the DH to help me pull it together and when it's all said and done I will fill you in on it. I am going to work with a local vender in town for a small display section. They are opening a unique little shop and I think my dishcloths would be something they just might be interested in... Wish me luck!
I hope you are all having a great week.