Monday, August 25, 2008

The Second Act ... or Is It?

Hello from Tucson! I'm settled in and starting classes today. This is the first chance I've had to get to a campus computer lab, and in less than 48 hours I'll be headed back to the East Coast to take care of some unexpected housekeeping in Charleston. As one of my favorite bloggers, Cass says, le sigh.
In the meantime, I'll be composing blog posts from the road so that I can update you on (a) the road trip (here's a teaser, guardian angels abandoned semi-truck drivers to protect me) and (b) these kindergarten-like first days of classes (yikes!). I'll also be composing a post with pictures of my completed flags for Norway and Sweden.
Today's philosophical lesson? Karma is not as simple as you think. It is not just give and receive. It also includes this complexity: if you ask your husband to tune up the car and he doesn't do it until 20 hours before he leaves the country so that you end up having to take it back in and get brake work done, do not resent him. Put it in a bubble and blow it away. If you get grumpy, karma will make you drive fourteen hours with a bad tire so that you have to put air in it five times en route as well as other engine trouble, none of which could have been prevented by said tune up anyway.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Hello all. I'm afraid this is going to be my last post for a couple of weeks - and it doesn't even have any crafty goodness in it. My mother arrives in town tomorrow to help me drive to Buffalo over the next three days, then I'll be - as my friends here keep saying - in the Buff for three days before driving from NY to AZ. I'm hoping to be back in AZ by the week of the 18th but I won't have any internet for the immediate future. Classes start a week later, so I should at least have access to campus internet by the end of the month. I'll still have email and will be able to read your comments - thanks for the kind words lately.

We do - 99% - have places to live. One landlord (Buffalo) decided they'd like a credit check at the last minute but I don't think they'll find any problems there. The other is supposed to get us word today but we're first in line. At least if something falls through in the Tucson scenario if I get desperate I can stay with my mom a little while and drive down to search in person.

And so today is going to be my last full day of packing. Tomorrow will be packing and cleaning the kitchen/bath, and then the next day - goodbye Charleston! I won't be able to craft much in the next week either because I'll be driving, but at least we'll only have one vehicle Buffalo-to-Tucson, so I can work on the five o'clock tank or one of my three half finished mitts while my mom drives!

Hopefully I'll be able to get back to you all with good tidings by the month's end!

Happy Crafting - Jennie