Moving has severely hindered my post-making abilities. First there was the whole schlepping myself, my cat, and my significant other all the way across the country. Then there was getting everything we owned into a third story walk-up (by the way, next time I'm hiring movers...), followed by crippling anxiety about being currently unemployed. Finally, there was the fact that I don't have Internet at the apartment yet.
I know the last bit of that list is really the least of my worries: Internet is obtainable, right? Unfortunately, getting Internet isn't so easy for little, neurotic me. I went price shopping, and it turns out that I can get cable Internet for 40$/month. To which I respond: 40$/month! No way! Then I looked into Ethernet service through the phone company, which runs at 60$/month. Ridiculous! Then I looked into wireless, which was the cheapest and involved the fewest annoying cords, but my feeble laptop (which I love dearly) is seven years old and doesn't have a wireless modem. Eesh!
It's going to be library Internet for me for a bit. Luckily, I loaded some photos on Flickr before leaving Flagstaff, so I've still got some color for the next couple of posts. For instance:
This is some hand-spun and naturally dyed yarn from Flagstaff. The wool is from sheep on Third Mesa (for those not in the know, that's on the Hopi reservation). So far I've been so elated about being in Chicago that I haven't really had cause to miss Arizona. I'm sure at some point I will, and when that time comes I'll have this yarn and whatever I make from it to give me a little bit of comfort and happy memory.