Score one for the knitter. Ah life is good. We went clothes shopping yesterday since Shawn got off work early. Old Navy was having a sale on a lot of their clothing so we managed to snag several outfits for all 4 of us for less then $300.
Then to make things even better I found the Lion Brand Wool-ease Thick and Quick on clearance at Wally world for $4 a ball. They had 10 balls all in the same dye lot so I snagged them. I'm using the color Cranberry. I'll post pics when the highspeed comes up again. Hopefully that will be Monday but I'm not holding my breath.
I also got some more needles from Knit Picks and used a gift certificate to pick up from Amazon.com: More Sensational Knitted Socks and Last Minute Knitted Gifts. All I need to do is order the yarn for my cousins blanket but first I need to decide on a yarn. I did find one at Webs by Reynolds called Kids Collection Wash Day Wool. I'm not sure about the wear-ability though. It's $6.50 for 176 yds making the cost less then $40. Not to bad. Though I may go see what the LYS has. I may find something there too.
Now the bad news which made me cringe and yell a few choice obscenities. When it comes to my yarn the cussing may come out. The building that holds the post office in Mtn Home had a section of the roof collapse. It's a big building with several other military offices in it. It use to be where the Commissary (military grocery store) was so it's a fair size building. Now my mail was being held and we had just put in a forward but we aren't sure if they sent our mail out before the roof collapsed. I have an order from TLE and my yarn I bought from eBay there.
From what we gather, the roof collapsed in the center of the building but not over the post office. Everyone was evacuated out safely but they haven't been cleared to go back in and probably won't be. Any mail coming in to my old address now will forward fine because the post office has set up shop elsewhere on base.
Shawn just left to run some errands so here's hoping our stuff made it out fine and is already here on base. We did find something interesting out. Even though we live on base our address is going to be Great Falls, MT instead of Malmstrom AFB, MT. That is going to be so weird to write.
Well I'm outta here for now. I need to swap the laundry and get the dishes done. I have a mega laundry mountain today between the dirty clothes and all the new clothes that need to be washed.