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Knitting in the Dark .......

October 26th, 2007 at 06:11 am

Tonight had to be my most frustrating class I've ever had to teach. Beginning knitting is no piece of cake sometimes.....and tonight was a class of 7 beginners, one being a pre teen, and one being a left handed knitter.....so the cards were stacked against me.

Then, just about 15 minutes into the class, the entire room went black. A quick check in the hall and all the lights were on out there (this is held in an OLD grade school, 3 floors, halls, stairs, etc) Everything seemed ON except my room. Headed to the hall to start down to the office to find out what the problem was.......and there was Light! So, back to teaching. And, again they went off, about 10 minutes later.

Second time, I did head to the office (3 floors down) only to find that the little office lady knew all about it, said she couldn't do a thing.....guess what? The lights are set up with sensors, she told me we had to "keep moving" in order to tell the lights to stay on. Gads, knitting as an aerobic exercise!

Two hours of this! The lights must have gone out at least a dozen times. There was nothing I could repeat to get them to come back on. Very random pattern it was. I've sent the Knitting for the Blind email to the recreation director already......as I'm not repeating this next week.

Old Chihauhau Update: He is still alive..but barely. Not the same dog at all. No tail wag, no kisses. Very sad. He is pushing 10 years old....and has wiggled his way into my heart about 9.5 years ago....so this is awful. I'm not sure I'm up to letting him die here at home. I thought I was, as he isn't in any pain that I can tell. But, watching him slowly fade away is killing me. Which is worse? And, at this point......money isn't even factored in here. I can't think of many instances where money/cost/spending isn't at the forefront of my decisions. Not on this one. Will spend another night thinking of nothing but this decision I'm sure!

5 Responses to “Knitting in the Dark .......”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Heh-heh-heh. Hope you don't mind my laughing at the lights going off like that. Good intentions gone whacko, you know. Hope they can disable it or change the sensitivity or something for you. Maybe bring in a fan with a long strip of reflective cloth tied to it, plug it in (consume more energy), and let the sensors interpret the flapping waving banner as human movement in the room full of sedate knitters.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    So sad about your doggie. I had to have my last two put to sleep, I could not stand to see them suffer.

  3. fern Says:

    Is he still eating/drinking? If not, he won't last long, and it might be more humane to not have to move him in the car.

  4. baselle Says:

    My kitty didn't eat or drink his last night on earth. We took him to the emergency vet, who told us the bad news. We were on the fence while as we brought him in. He had a flash of his old self and then he settled back down with painted look and a sigh. We knew.

    You recently put your dog on meds and then he changed. Is that an issue?

  5. boomeyers Says:

    Would another trip to the vet help? Our doggy kept coming back from the brink, to the tune of $1200! But she is still kickin today. Smile I am ready to learn knitting! I bought needles, yarn and got some books from the library! Lordy!

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