Friday, March 12, 2010

Road Trip

Hi, I'm Hilary, and I'm an addict.
No, seriously, I am.
I will never have enough looms.
I tell myself, no more. This is enough. I swear I will not buy another. Then it happens. I find myself surfing the web for them. They are everywhere you know. Looms for sale. And most of the time, I just look. Oh, OK, sometimes, I lust.
But then there's that ad that I keep going back to. I email for more information. I tell myself that I am just curious. I know that isn't the truth. But I tell myself that anyway.
Fast forward to today.
DH and I left the house at 6:30am.
Can you hear strains of "On the road again, I can't wait to be on the road again".
I tell DH that I just KNOW he loves these road trips, these spontaneous adventures.
He gives me the 'look'.
From Crazy as a Loom

It was a gray day, but at least it wasn't storming.
There were geese everywhere, coming home to the north country, proof positive that spring is near.
From Crazy as a Loom

The destination was mid state NY. If you have never been to NY, you might not realize how much of it is rural, how much of it is farmland.
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There were many, many old barns like this.
And there was a lot more snow there, than there is in the northeast part of the state, where we live.
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Of course, the whole time, I was responsible for looking out the sun roof to make sure that what we had strapped to the top was still there.
This is what I saw.
From Crazy as a Loom

You might be wondering why I took my Hyundai Santa Fe to pick up a loom, and didn't take my husband's pick up. Well now, there's a reason for that.
I hesitated to tell my husband that in fact, I wasn't picking up one loom, I was picking up TWO looms. Oops.
So we WOULD have taken the truck, had HE KNOWN.
Thus, many loom parts tied down with bungees, to the top of my car.

From Crazy as a Loom

Look, sweetie, isn't that a lovely view??
Nope, he wasn't impressed.
I believe he thinks I am crazy, anyway.
Who else would be taking hundreds of shots through the window while driving across the state of New York.
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But even without the sun, I was loving it.
And if some are a tad blurry, you can blame the driver.
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Tomorrow, I'll be putting the looms together, I can't wait, I tell ya. I'm jonesin' this minute.
Stay tuned....
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LA said...

I think you might be related to some people I weave with...... Beautiful pictures, by the way!

Anonymous said...

I covet your looming skills and the satisfaction that all the looms bring to your world.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Julie said...

I'm jealous. I have been looking for a second loom for months now, there are just not as many around here I guess. The ones that I hear about aren't being used, but they are "family heirlooms" that won't be given up.... makes me sad that they are not being used.

Tracey9AD said...

I've been to the rural parts of New York and it is beautiful. Love the music on your blog! Thanks for taking us with you and I can't wait to see your looms!

jaimieb said...

Ooooh, whadya get! I can't wait to hear about it! I am getting a "new" used loom soon too, but I don't have room for the old one so I am going to have to sell it. Hey there, Julie, up above my post, where are you? If you're close enough to me (near Chicago), maybe you will want to buy my Leclerc Nilus?

Michael said...

I would say "Just say No!" but don't "say no!" because I like the pictures. :)

And the music on your page is awesome!

Hilary said...

I think you know just who else would be crazy enough to take photos through the window of a moving vehicle and she shares your name. Congrats to you for your new looms. And you know I'm not a big fan of music on webpages.. except for yours. Your choices are always tops.

Sharon said...

That photo with the diesel truck and the red light - I fell in love. What a great catch!

On the looms, please know that the very experience you are having it something unique to your geographic region, and so I say, please enjoy your privilege. I tell people that looms are east of the Mississippi. Bad news for shipping.

Theresa said...

Ohhh, new to you looms. That special magic coming on. Congrats!

Tina J said...

You tease us so, we want to see pics of the Looms! We want to know what kind they are, what their names are. Really!!! We live vicariously with anyone on a road trip to pick up a loom or two!
Congratulations Hilary, I know that they will be loved and greater still, used!

KarenInTheWoods said...

Ohhh I just love your adventures!

I got ya beat... I hauled Steveio along to pick up ONE loom, and we came home with THREE! heh heh

But at least we brought a truck and trailer. Tee heeeee

Julie said...

JaimeB... I'm in the wilds of South Dakota. Chicago would be like going to the moon for me!

Country Girl said...

There's nothing wrong with taking pictures through the windows of your car. And yes, you may need a 12-step program!!

Jaimieb said...

Julie...keep checking here:
you never know! And craig's list too. Everyone who wants to weave should have a loom! It makes for a happier world.

Margreet said...

Looks like you had a great trip (loved the pictures) and 2 looms richer at the end of it :-) Looking forward to seeing your looms up and running on your blog.

bspinner said...

Rural New York is beautiful!!!!!! Great Photos!!!

I'm happy you got to buy two more looms!!!

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