I haven't posted in a while...lots of happenings going on around here. We're busy right now "sharing the love"...by that I mean...passing around some nasty bug. The little man had strep throat was and so sick but he's feeling better. I had a stomach virus and now Ms Thang is taking her turn with it. Her fever keeps spiking pretty high...up to 103 at times so I've been busy trying to keep it down and watch her closely for any changes...good or bad.
I haven't gotten much knitting done the last day or two but this is my progress so far on one of my Ravelympics projects. It's a baby blanket of my own design. I hope I get some time tomorrow to knit on it since I do have one more project to do for the Ravelympics and I am so afraid I'm not going to make it to the finish line with both of them.
This is the other new thing around here. I found out about this from a sweet new friend, Shawn. She is also deaf and asked me if we had one of these. I had never heard of it so she pointed me in the right direction. It took less than two weeks to mail in the application and someone to show up at my door to install it. It's a Sorenson Video Phone for Ms. Thang to use to make calls. This thing is AWESOME!! It hooks to the computer through a router and then displays on the television. She can use it to make phone calls to anyone...anywhere. They have interpreters for making calls to those who don't use one or who are hearing. It has a camera and she sits in from of the TV where the camera is located and signs her message to the interpreter who in turn voices the message to the hearing individual. If she calls someone who also uses the device...they simply sign to each other using the camera...kinda like a webcam but on the TV. We're pretty excited about it. Just knowing she can call 911 if she needs to is a huge relief to me. Shawn...if you happen to read this...THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
This gentleman....and I use that term loosely :P....is Shirl's son Will. He loves to give us a hard time about knitting and how we are killing the poor sheep of the world. I don't think he believed I would post this photo so ... HA! I posted it!! He actually did knit a row too.
Okay, I am off to try to get a little knitting done. Oh, how do you like the new blog design? I need to work on the sidebar a bit...hard to see some of the words. Hopefully I can fix that...I really like this new look.
*edited to add....tweaked it a little....I think you read the sidebar better now. :P*