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15 January 2007 @ 06:28 pm
House, health and hobby  
The house is coming along. We went to see it at the weekend and they've started tiling the roof. I think the roofer caught the flu from being up there in the wet and cold though. We met gothwalk's dad and talked to him about stairs and doors. Due to space (and I thought it was a big house!), we're very limited in what we can do about stairs. We can choose the wood and some styling stuff, but there's only one place and direction it can go without being steep (legally, but uncomfortably steep). He's going to make up some wood samples to show us. We've to come up with a better idea what we want for the front door, as right now, we don't really know what we want. We've a better idea what we want for the back. The builder says the external doors have to go in at the same time as the windows (late Feb), or someone will come and steal the windows! gothwalk's dad says the doors should go in later, or they'll get damaged with the building. Oh dear!

As is traditional for this time of year, I'm starting a new health kick. We've joined a gym, and we're going for the first time tonight. I've also just discovered a "walk to Rivendell" challenge, so I'm going for that. For now, I have no end date in mind. I've added it to my 43things and set up a walking tracker account. I'm getting slightly different miles calculations from the walkertracker and pedometer/google. For the Middle Earth equivalence, I'm going to use the walkertracker numbers, as it saves having to convert from km. At the moment, I'm a mile and a half away from Bag End, in a lane.

My knitting and crochet continue. I've nearly finished the red crocheted scarf and have joined yarn in crochet for the first time. That yarn really doesn't feel nice after using the thick grey stuff. I had no problem with it before! And they're both acrylic. The green (for the knitted scarf) is also acrylic. It's not as nice as the grey, but much better than the red. Same price as the red though. I've finished one ball's worth of the grey scarf. I didn't bring more with me, so couldn't continue it in the in-laws. The bit I'd feared with a new hobby is happening - I'm building up a stash. I ordered some Noro Silk Garden yarn (my first non-acrylic) from www.thisisknit.ie last night. I blame glitzfrau for mentioning it lots. Oh yeah, and for getting me knitting in the first place. It's self striping, so should be more fun than the yarn I have now. I plan on knitting another scarf with this, despite not having made much progress with the current knitted scarf.

I was tagged by thesme_01 for the 10 things about me meme. I'll do it later when I think of 10 things. Oh, and kaz001 (happy birthday!) tagged me for 6 random things a while back. Watch this space.

Via _unhurt_, Bad Science Journalism (women talking more than men, men thinking about sex more than women)
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on January 15th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
You could loook into getting some cheap doors from somewhere like Macs Salvage (down the road from you in islandbridge) as a temporary fix to allow you to put proper doors in later.
a very caring potatomollydot on January 15th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that. I hadn't heard of them before.
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on January 15th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
they're both good and evil, you see a lot of architectural stuff you just gotta have for somewhere. It's a bit of an aladins cave but if you have ideas it's quite cool. We picked up some interior doors there for Capel street once, they weren't too expensive. The stuff varies quite an amount in cost and quality.
verenkaverenka on January 15th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
You're right, it's that time of the year. I've taken up knitting and I want to get a bit more healthy, too!

I even thought of getting a pedometer. The Rivendell challenge sounds good. Maybe a goal like that would maybe motivate me more than just randomly counting my steps. That and eternal summer..

a very caring potatomollydot on January 15th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's so hard to get outside when it's cold an miserable. That's one of the reasons I've joined the gym - it never rains in there.
verenkaverenka on January 15th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
I'm not ready yet for Other People to see me in a sweat suit. That and I'm too cheap for a gym. And lazy.
a very caring potatomollydot on January 15th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
I'm too lazy too. But I'm hoping I'll go anyway!
We did go today. I just did a bit, but it's a start.
(Anonymous) on February 2nd, 2007 07:01 am (UTC)
And then I sent you chocolate....oops!


I am going to send some TimTams to me buddy Jake in USA, formerly of Indiana, now of Florida, remember him?


*adjusts rant level and med intake*

Anyhoo....so am going to send Jake a parcel and I am going to bend his mind with TimTams too. I've had them in the freezer for weeks now, hopefully they;ll be ok to there too. I sent him Pollywaffles once, and he LOVED those....

-Smartie who can't be fagged signing up for YET ANOTHER login.....

*pst it's Friday! that means Japanese for dinner!
a very caring potatomollydot on February 2nd, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
Ooo.. there's an idea for getting me to the gym - post-gym timtams.

Yeah, I remember you talking about him. I think we exchanged a couple of IMs. How's he doing?

Yes it is seven years. OMG!!111eleventyone!!!11

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Mmm... Japanese... We recently found another Japanese restaurant in Dublin, but in the suburbs. It's lovely though. Must go back.
(Anonymous) on February 3rd, 2007 04:56 am (UTC)
Yah, Jake - he's now in Florida and is undergoing pilot training, sent me a series of photos his GF took as she got to go along for a ride. Awesome stuff - all over West Palm Beach.

Me n the lad go to Jap/Korean almost every Friday at a local establishment, tis nice, food is great and it's usually quiet too. Yay!

-the one who _still_ cannot be buggered signing up......
a very caring potatomollydot on February 11th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
Wow... all growed up.