I had this post all planned -- I was going to show you the programmable thermostat I planned on installing today. I bought the thermostat, worked up a sweat getting it out of its packaging, and read the instructions. No problem. I was about to go flip some breakers (the better to not be electrocuted while playing with electricity) when I noticed that a mini-CD was included in the packaging. I slid it into the CD slot of my iBook.
Oops! So here's a picture of my first project of the day:
What was I thinking? The CD's size is "non-standard, " so it won't go all the way in, but it also can't be ejected. I've tried the eject button, I've tried tweezers, I've tried holding the iBook up and gently shaking. No luck. sigh.... How annoying will it be to have to my 3 1/2 year old iBook serviced for the first time just to get a stuck CD out?
At this point there was really no reason not to install the thermostat, but I decided to knit a bit instead. Knitting Relaxes Me, remember? Here's project number two:
That's a bit of the first 20 rows of the Honeybee Stole. Note that the first pale blue row is a provisional cast-on, not some sort of weird contrast edging!
And then I ran to the mall to get my perfume refilled, decided while I was there to see Michael Clayton (very good!), and came home after dark. I'm pretty sure that the thermostat will have to wait until next weekend, since it's definitely a daytime project.