We bought a new extension ladder and I actually got onto the roof. It was just too much for me to move from the step ladder to the roof before. It was a great day for it. Not too hot or cool. The pitch of the roof is not steep, so once there it’s not too challenging.Of course, I had my husband bring up the camera when he went down to get the saw attachment for the extension pruner. The view was kind of amazing from up there!
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
The window in my studio was open and the neighbor was helping her son load stuff from her house into his SUV. Loading and unloading his stuff is a pretty regular event. He moved out. Wrecked his brand new truck. Moved back in to save for another vehicle. Now drives an older, decidedly less shiney SUV. He came with a U-Haul. He was only taking away a trunkload yesterday. L is very patient with him, it seems. Dodger is fascinated with the goings on.When there was an exchange of slightly heated words, Dodger crooned, “Oh… Oh… Oh…” in very sympathetic tones. Jeez, they were only a few feet across the road. I tried to keep my eyes on my screen, but clearly I know more about them than I’ve strictly been told by L.
Yes, that’s a stick holding up the window. Something needs to be done about this.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Okay. I admit it. Mini frosted shredded wheat isn’t the height of health and self-control, but it’s a move in the right direction. This got a little soggy while I photographed it from various angles.
Ah, the sacrifices we make for our art.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
I got to work early this morning and the server was down, which just logically leads to “I deserve” thinking. It seemed that I really deserved a bacon breakfast burrito and a Diet Pepsi. It sort of soothed my 43Things addiction shakes until I could finish what I needed to do there and pack up all my work and bring it home. Er, and get on 43Things while I do said actual work.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Mom and I feasted on the fabulous $3.50 breakfast special. One of us ordered the pototoes, the other the pancakes with it, so we had tastes of everything. We share a passion for not having to choose. (Some call it sharing.)
Then I dropped her at the airport. We talked about how it was sad when we stopped being able to get to the airport early and hang out to say goodbye (due to 9/11 changes), but that this new tradition is a good one. Change isn’t easy but sometimes new benifits unfold.
Sniffle. I miss her already.
Sunday, October 23, 2005
We sat down again to enjoy the tidied up view, and the sun began to slant across the slope and light things up from behind. I think I actually have another shot that’s better, but this one is nicer in the small size.
I don’t know what the flower is… I threw a mixture of wildflower seeds on the slope a couple of years ago and these have been a real joy.