Anzac Day at Tobruk and beepers
They are all due here tomorrow night - and I will have every bedroom in the house full.
I am trying some serious displacement activity, and have just pinned a quilt upstairs.
I have been using my new machine and trying out the Stitch Regulator. You can set a beeper to tell you if you are going faster than the machine can keep up with. I don't use the beeper, as there is a split second on every swirl where I am just a micron too fast, and I actually cannot see a difference in stitch length. I was just being driven crazy by the somewhat dememted beeping.
As a method of coping it reminds me of last year when I took a service taxi to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. The taxi driver handed me two plastic wrapped things as we left Dubai. I thought they were lollies (and he was doing the 'before the plane takes off' thing) and thanked him. Then I realised they were ear plugs. I was still asking what they were for when he floored his foot on the accelerator and I found out!
Cars in the Emirates are fitted with a beeper that goes off if you go over 120 kilometres per hour. He screamed down that highway at about 150 kph with the beeper going flat out. It has just accurred to me that me deciding not to put the beeper on is a bit of the same solution as his handing me earplugs!