Friday, July 26, 2013

Stitchin' Bitches

Today I had lunch in old-town Roseville at Pacific Cafe with my knitting friend, Kerry.  I  met Kerry and Karen about three years ago in a knitting class.  The three of us, and sometimes a fourth, put together a knitting group called "The Stitchin' Bitches."  We met one, and sometimes two times a week to knit away and talk talk talk.  Karen is retired from Sacramento County Social Services and Kerry  is a retired school teacher.

Kerry and I met today [Karen didn't make it] after not having seen one another for two years - due to my wandering.  She and her husband, Jeff, a retired school superintendent, are also RVers.  They live in a lovely Roseville home, but pack up several times a year and head out in their 5th wheeler with their beloved Boston Terrier, Murphy.

We had lots of catching up to do today and we're planning another get-together with Jeff before I leave.
I love my friendship with Kerry; we can talk solidly for hours on end.  Today we weren't even knitting during our visit.  We have lots of interests, including knitting, in common.  Conversation subjects today:  religion, politics, retirement, activities, books - we exchanged delicious reads.  [Actually we both love audible because it's a perfect accompaniment to knitting/crocheting].  We each have varied tastes in reading materials - both of us love history, religion, diverse cultures .... we'll never be able to read as many books as either of us would like!

 Kerry and MP 7/25/13


When I returned to the ranch this afternoon, I made some calls about having a tow-bar installed on "Smarty."  Yikes, Camping World quoted me $1500, which I thought was steep given that I have the Blue Ox RV portion of the apparatus; and, they can't schedule the work until the 9th of August - possibly!  I checked a couple of other places and have one calling me back in the morning; their supplier has the necessary parts but the lady didn't want to order them until the service manager is in - tomorrow morning.  So, think positive thoughts please.  Camping World in Rocklin pretty much has one over a barrel.  I'm hoping it can be done for less than they quoted.

I used Smarty for my errands and lunch date today - and I love her.  She's so darn cute.

9 comments:

  1. You are the greatest!!! Good luck with the tow bar for Miss Smarty Pants...Thinking good thoughts!!

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  2. U-Haul will install tow bars.

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  3. Wow! Murphy and I are officially famous.

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  4. MP, hopefully you can find an installer cheaper than CW. To me, they always seem high. Good luck with getting "Little Smarty" attachable when she wants to be!!

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  5. Get a few quotes on installing that tow hitch. They see a beautiful single lady coming a mile away.

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  6. Camping world is too expensive, dont know about Uhaul. Good luck!

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  7. Thanks everybody. I'm waiting for a quote from a trailer hitch place in Roseville; the rep said they have what I need in stock [better than CW; they said it would take "about two weeks to order and deliver it." Then they have to schedule way in advance - and it appears one pays MORE too! I'm also going to call U-Haul. I had a hitch installed on my Toyota several years ago; but I'm not sure if they do the tow-bar stuff. It's all interesting - as long as I'm in the right frame of mind.
    I love love love my Smart Car!

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