Most of you know that our house was built in 1790 and we've been working on it off and on for the past 24 years. Well, we're putting in replacement windows. This was a huge expense but one that I know will be worthwhile. I really hated getting rid of the old windows with their handmade panes. They were so cool with their bubbles and waves. We're having a fellow down the road who does home repair put them in. That's a good thing - means it will get done. Here's Lewis standing up in the window. He's 6'1" tall. The window has a shade at the top so you're not seeing its whole height. Look more like a door than a window. There are twenty-five windows in this old house. He's gotten nine up - only sixteen to go!
Bad thing about the new windows - I'm going to have to clean them! I've never had to do the old ones because of the fixed storm windows on the outside that we put up and the old panes would fall out with the slightest pressure. Oh well!
Friday night, I told Andy that I wanted to go somewhere this weekend but I didn't know where. All I knew is that I didn't want to stay home. I woke up Saturday morning still not knowing where I wanted to go. I kind of had the itch to go to Knitting Sisters in Williamsburg. I called Pam and asked her what she was doing and it just so happened that she was getting ready to go to Knitting Sisters! Decision made! I hurriedly got ready and out the door I went!
I arrived at Knitting Sisters after 1:00 PM and Pam was nestled into one of their knitting chairs just knitting away. I used my Get Your Knits on Route 64 (and 81) tote bag to get my discount. I got some yarn and some great patterns.
Pam and I ate a lunch/dinner at Center Street Grill in New Town. We had the special - filet mignon w/ topped with fried oysters and boursin cheese and bacon. MMMMMM! We topped it off by sharing a flourless chocolate torte. MMMMMMMMMMMM again! When we finished, we headed over to Barnes & Noble and browsed around. I got a copy of the premier issue of Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine by Vogue Knitting. I also bought a copy of Maggie Sefton's A Killer Stitch. I've read her others and enjoyed them.
Pam and I took the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry back across the James River to Surry, VA. The seagulls were all over the place! These guys pictured here were just hanging out as we waited to board. Perhaps they were enjoying the sunset. Pam and I parted ways at a fork in the road - each of us heading home.
Tomorrow, I'll have a finished pair of socks to show you!