Holy smoke; work is crazy busy. I recently read that since 2007 there are 22% fewer appraisers. I’m turning down 10-15 appraisal requests some days. We’ve never seen anything like it before. We’re now booked out till the beginning of November; clients call us, begging us to take orders so that loans can close. They offer us ridiculous amounts of money to accept their requests sometimes. We help where we can. One potential client told us she’d called 25 appraisers before she called us, and they all turned her down. Oi. Most appraisers don’t want to go up the mountain or to any rural area; they want to take the easier stuff where the driving distances aren’t so great. So we’re going to Welches, and Rhododendron, Canby and Government Camp sometimes.
I feel bad for the people making the calls; to get turned down over and over is so discouraging. I tell them that. Or I write it in the emails that I get requesting our help. I have typed out so many “I’m so sorry, but we can’t help you” emails that I finally resorted to the copy/paste method. I’m glad we’re retiring next year; we’re both tired. So does that mean that next year we’ll get re-tired? LOL.
Anyway, to get back to what this post was supposed to be about…I finished my hat!! And I’m really happy with it, too. It’s called “Flyaway”… nā manu first sitting on the fence, then they fly away. I learned a lot with this project, and am now working on a second stranded hat. I ended up loving the whole process.
So here’s da hat…I hope I get to wear it soon.
Very cute! Good to look forward to retirement, I bet.
Oh, definitely!! I hate to leave our little farm, but it’s time. God willing, we’ll be able to stay in the same area. Thanks about the hat…I really appreciate it!
WOW!! No wonda you called it scary knitting. Awesome job!
Mahalo nui, sista~ Was totally scary. But now I think I can do more.
Beautiful job, Moki-chan! Imua!
Mahalo!! I see so many things I coulda done different, but who looks at the details, right? Overall, I like it a lot!
That’s scary knitting to me. Recently, I went to the flock & fiber show in canby – machine knittings the thing -maybe. Like I need another machine in the house. Maybe next year we could meet up there?
Oh, wasn’t OFFF wonderful? I was there for two days and loved it. I’d love to meet up next year! I’ve never gotten into machine knitting, but I know lots of people like it.