Saturday, August 09, 2008

All is not lost!

Thanks so much for all the kindness and hugs regarding my pity party. All the good vibes must have had a great effect because The Gaming One was able to recover EVERYTHING! That man is a genius! Oh, happy day!

I was able to finish the Swallowtail Shawl I started for my Grandmother. I can't believe it, but I gifted it to her before taking pictures of it. I don't know what I was thinking... She was very touched and started telling me about all the fall clothes she has that she can wear it with. I made a few mods to the shawl to make it longer. I was trying to use all the yarn- I hate having 20 or 30 yards leftover that is basically useless. I will be at Grandma's house in a few weeks and I will try to remember to take a picture then.

I go over a couple of times a month to do the cleaning that she and my Grandfather cannot do any longer. I don't think I ever mentioned it, but she was hit by a truck a few years ago while crossing the street to get her mail. She was thrown about 30 feet and broke her collarbone (in two places), leg and arm. She was in the hospital and in a nursing home for months and I really did not think she would survive, but she is one tough cookie! Understandably, now it is very difficult for her to do things like mopping, scrubbing tubs, and cleaning cobwebs. It is really hard for her to ask for help doing things she has been able to do all her life. I keep telling her I didn't ask her to take such good care of me when I was a little girl- she did it out of the goodness of her heart and I plan to take care of her now. I feel very fortunate to still have my favorite Grandparents around and want them to know how much they are appreciated and loved.

The Kiddos are gone for the weekend and The Gaming One is working, so I have two days of quiet to knit and spin and plenty of cold beers in the fridge! I hope your weekend is as good as mine is going to be!


urbanknitrix said...

You are such a great granddaughter!!! I hope the Gaming One got an excellent gift...for getting the pictures back.

I am so jealous you have so much time to yourself. Sounds like your going to have a fun, knitty time.

Bonnie the Boss said...

You are a great granddaughter! Sounds as though you are going to have awesome weekend! Thanks for the tip on the polly's. BTW I have a sister and a SIL named Amanda.

caednkat said...

I'm so glad you were able to recover all your pictures! I went and backed all of mine up right after I read your original post.

Enjoy your weekend! I am totally jealous!!

DAWN said...

So so glad things worked out with the computer and I would love to see the swallow tail.. Maybe she could model it for you. That would be special.

Misty said...

I'm so glad you got all your computer stuff back! I lost about 20GBs of music from my college days and know the pain, though pictures of kids and such would be much more painful.

It must be the good karma from helping out with your grandparents.

Anonymous said...

GREAT news!! I'm sure your grandma is so happy to have such loving care from you. :-) I'm blessed to have both my grandmas still, so I understand your feelings.

Susan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandmother's ordeal. She must be a real trooper. Enjoy your quiet time!

Yarn It said...

OMG, I am sooo glad you were able to recover everything! That is so wonderful. My computer crashed but I was lucky enough to get it all recovered also. However, if I had taken the advice from your post, I wouldn't have had days and days of worry about it.

That is wonderful that you are so helpful to your grandparents. Good people are just that way and you are certainly one of them. I hope you enjoyed your quite!