A ladder today – painting our garage. The garage has gone from one with just 2x4s to one with insulation, drywall, and now painted. Painting was what my neighbor and I did today. I’m sore from going up and down the ladder and I even managed to fall off of it once. No damage – just sore. I want to thank my neighbors and friends who not only made the garage update possible, but who also did 99% of the work. Thanks to Steve, Jac, and Bill. Thanks, guys. ■ Garage: next – clean up. Clean-up will take awhile. I have stuff I need to throw out, or give away, and lots of sweeping, etc. to do. ■ I’m extremely tired and sore. It’s TFB. ‘Night all.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Doesn’t the painting on the right look nice and cool. With all the heat we’ve had this summer it actually looks inviting. When we actually get to winter I think we’ll be wishing for some warm weather. ■ The garage is coming along beautifully. I can’t believe all the help I’ve been given. Most of the help I’ve been is to stay out of the way. A big and continuing thanks to my neighbors Jac and Steve and to a friend Bill. It’s lookin’ great, guys. ■ Tomorrow I’ve got to open the store at noon, but I really need to go in much earlier to contact our DSL provider to get our DSL back up and running at the store. ■ TFB.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Yup, onward with the digital painting I’m doing with the Brushes app on my ipad. I’ve been having fun with it, but it may turn out to be a money maker. ■ Last Sunday I did a booth at our Cary Farmer’s Market. While it wasn’t a whopping success, it does show potential. I bought a canopy for it and will do it again this Sunday. Hopefully I’ll get some more orders out of it. ■ The dog painting on the left is a commission I received from a neighbor. I’m pretty pleased with it. ■ Been working on our garage – more like staying out of the way while my neighbors worked on it. What neighbors. Best you could ever have. ■ Lots of drawings to get done as well as other stuff. It’s making me a bit nervous with all I have to do. Such is life. ■ More coming in the next day on the garage, drawing, painting (oh, I’m planning on painting a mural in our garage.) More later . . . . . – Now it’s TFB. ‘Night.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Here’s a painting of our dogs – Zoe with the red collar and Abby with the blue. I kind of like it. ■ Holly and I worked on getting the garage in order – at least a little better organized than it is now. We’re in the midst of insulating and drywalling it. My neighbors – Jac & Steve have done 98% of the work – heck maybe 99%. The insulation is complete and some drywall is already up. Tomorrow we’ll go and pick up the remainder of the drywall and a couple of minor things for electrical work. I want it all done by the time chili fest rolls around. ■ Time for bed. ‘Night. ■
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
My next door neighbor, Steve, and I began insulating my garage. After the insulating is done I’ll have drywall put up. It’ll make the garage look so much better. Much thanks to Steve and to my across-the-street neighbor Jac. Between these two it seem like they know how to do everything. Especially Jac. He knows how to do everything and why it should be done in such a way. Thanks, Jac and Steve. ■ I went down to the Cary Farmer’s Market today to help with cleanup – which actually just comprised taking down one tent and gathering up parking barricades. Our local chamber of commerce sponsors the market and they asked me if I would come and display my wares. I’m going to try and start doing it on Sunday, August 19th. ■ Next in line is being a vendor at a local “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” event in September and after that being a vendor in October at a “Girl’s Night Out” event. ■ Lots of prep to do – new business cards, creating note cards, brochure, or handout – not sure which I’ll go with – and a ton of other things. TFB. ‘Night.