Question #1 (a whiney climate rant) - It is 90 degrees outside. WHY do I need to have a space heater running in my office? (And it doesn't help that I walk to/from work, so I usually dress for the Amazonian-like heat and humidity. All well and good, except that my office climate is closer to Arctic.)
Question #2 (pertaining to finances and the like) - Should I apply for a new job? It is in NH - how does the cost of living compare? Here in northwest PA, we were able to buy a 3 bedroom, 1400 sq. ft. house on a corner lot with a garage in a decent neighborhood for around 85k 3 years ago. Prices in our neighborhood now seem to have jumped about 10-15k, but are still pretty affordable on a librarian's salary. Is that even remotely possible in NH (or anywhere else in the country, for that matter)?
Question #3 (finally, stitching-related) - How should I do the beading on Mermaids of the Deep Blue? I know I that I should/will wait until all of the stitching is done....but since there are beads EVERYWHERE in this piece, I'll have to have some of the beads rolled on my scroll frame at some point. Or should I bead in-hand? I don't LIKE to stitch in-hand. And why does Nora say to attach the beads with just one strand of floss? Will using 2 - which I feel keeps the beads anchored more securely - make it look too crowded?
Question #4 (a whiney, stitching-related rant) - Why don't I have more time to STITCH?!?!? LOL