Change of Plans & Choices & Books 4


Ok, CLFers don’t hate on me, cause I’ve had a change of plans for August. Yes, I said I was going to Buffalo, I wanted to go to Buffalo. I love my CGOA brothers and sisters. I wanted to take my hooks and yarns, and buy more hooks and yarns, and play play play! However, I had a few decisions to make and I will spell them out just so my loyal minions and ring leaders know why. I believe in transparency.

If you noticed I haven’t been talking up book 2 too much. That’s because, as with book one, the problem was my computer was running sooooooooooooooo slow.  Now as I wrote in the last post, the CLF has finally made enough to oover a few basic expenses. (Certainly not enough for me to fly to Buffalo AND stay in a hotel, let alone do silly things like eat and stay in the black). So, I made an executive decision to buy new memory for the lap top.

It was a good decision. For you technophiles, envision this. I pulled off a 198 page full color book will a laptop with 2  512K memory sticks installed. Today I got 2 1GB cards put in, I’d have loved to put more, BUT my laptop can’t handle more. Now I should have less freezing, and my c omputer should be able to handle the load of the books.

There is no inspiration for working on a book when your program decides not to respond and you have to recover files and pray you saved the last bit, because it may or may not be able to recover the page.

So, no Buffalo. But, I will be mailing a few things to a few dedicated CLF minions and ring leaders to pass out to all and sundry. And, I will be doing a little subversion here on the left coast. Stay tuned for those details.

The other reason, I chose this, is that my local community fair is the week before Buffalo, and I am the Department Head of the Hand spinning and Fleece division. All of my normal help are elderly, and some of them have been quite ill this year. I will not have the help preceeding the event as normal, and that means for 2 weeks in July (not to mention the actually 3 days of the fair) I will be running my buns off doing my job here locally. I know how exhausted I get those weeks before the fair, and after the event itself, and as a measure of self care, part of my decision to spend the airplane ticket money on the computer (and the other subversive activity) was made knowing I would end up zombie like if I pushed myself.

Thank you for understanding that my will to go cannot meet my physical ability to do so, and I am sad I will miss out on the fun and  seeing and meeting you! BUT next year is the retreat for the CLF, AND I’m thinking of doing a SE USA tour…more details to come when I figure it out !

Hooks Raised! CLF SALUTE!


About Laurie A. Wheeler

Laurie A. Wheeler is a blogger, crochet addict, yarn designer and champion for independant artisans and crafters. She is also known as Fearless Leader of the Crochet Liberation Front.


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4 thoughts on “Change of Plans & Choices & Books

  • Reply
    Tracie B

    :(

    Boo!

    But…I understand. And the decision was a sound one. We need the books to get out so that we can reach more minions and raise more money to do the things we want to do.

    Le sigh.

    You will be seriously missed. BUT…I will step up and offer to be a CLF Ring Leader and hand out swag and network and such. So, shoot me an email if you need my address (you should have it).

    The CLF Revolution shall continue on!

    PS: And you and I will chat soon over email or something about things we would have discussed while at the conference.

    • Reply
      camanomade

      I sorry :( But everything for a reason…and hell I may just come out to FL to hang out with you and the crew down there ;) Cause man we have a lot of CLF members in your neck of the woods!

      Hugs! And thank you!

  • Reply
    Roberta K

    Understand how that goes — I had to change some travel plans this year because my parents-in-law’s health is just tenuous enough that I don’t want to be a several hour flight from home if the worst should occur; I’m pretty much limiting travel to the West Coast.

    Best of luck with the computer upgrade — I’ve always been a firm believer that you can never be too rich, too thin, or have too much RAM (and in my case, well, one out of three ain’t bad!).

    • Reply
      camanomade

      :) thanks for the understanding…and yeah I could really use more RAM even now but my poor puter only takes up to 2GB. Next year new laptop is on the list ;)