But they're not just wonderful when I'm down and out in the hospital and NEED them.
They are also there for me when I have
I have dragged DH all over the countryside to satisfy my loom addiction. This time he was up for the trip as well, but it was a lot of driving.......at least 8 hours. I knew I couldn't do it, and worried about him driving that much all at once, so I called daughter #1.
Now I know you are all saying........"WHAT??ANOTHER LOOM?DID I HEAR THAT RIGHT?"
I know, I know.
And yes, I did just have major surgery 3 weeks ago today. And yes, I have .....15, 16.......looms......I lose count.
But this time there really is a 'method to my madness'.
I have wanted a "dobby loom" forever. I have coveted an AVL dobby loom in particular. But every time I saw one for sale, it was either more money than I could spend, or more likely just too far away to even consider.
Then, just 10 days after my surgery, while googling around......I found it. It was perfect. Exactly the loom I wanted. Price.......doable. Distance.....ack.......EIGHT hours.
But after lots of emails, and a couple of phone calls, a deal was struck............and an agreement with the seller to "meet me in the middle".
And THAT'S how it happened.
Sunday was a long day......DH and I left home at 7am.........picked up my daughter............finally got the loom back to the studio at 5:15pm, where L and her sister were waiting to help unload it.
Luckily, the front door at the studio is 36" wide, so with not much trouble, it arrived unscathed in the center hallway.
Even though it was made in 1988, it is really in beautiful condition.
Yesterday morning, L and DH and I somehow.......(I am still in shock)....managed to wiggle it through the door into the living room.......without taking it apart.
I was a little overwhelmed last night, reading the manual, which is HUGE.
I kind of wondered WTH did I just do?? Am I nuts??
And suddenly, it started to come together.
And I think I can do this.
And the short answer is: I think this loom is going to be easier on my body.
And I actually SOLD two looms that I love, to buy this one.
It's all part of my downsized, redesigned, "new to me" reality.
Sydney says: You're making me tired, Mom. For real.