Wow, it’s that time of year again. The blog will be THREE on Thursday…I can hardly believe that another year has passed and I’m still here! So many times, I think I’ll pack it in since the big renovations and projects have slowed, but then I get an e-mail, comment or tweet that makes me grin or cackle and I realize that I couldn’t give you guys up…not yet anyway! We have two bathrooms to tackle and we’ll be doing it all by ourselves…it’s gonna be insane. Who will I cry to when it all goes pear shaped?! Who will enjoy the flea excursions as much as I do?
Thanks for hanging out with me and being so supportive. When we moved here 3 1/2 years ago, I did not know a soul….(turns out I did, but I didn’t know it then!) and sharing the renovations online with my friends and family in different corners of the world made me feel a bit less lonely. Sorry, it’s late and I’m getting sappy on you.
That said, we are starting to feel more settled here and I’m now at a crossroads for how best to proceed. I closed the booth this year for many reasons, but mainly to lower overhead and to open up the ability to sell upholstered pieces. The lack of HVAC at the mall made it impossible to take upholstered furniture down there without it getting covered in railroad soot from the open bay doors. I’ve been teaching myself upholstery beyond the simple stuff I already knew, and I got a pneumatic staple gun for Christmas…whee! So what’s my next creative outlet?
Do I open an E-bay or Etsy store and deal with all the shipping hassles so a broader audience can buy my finds, or do I find another antique mall better suited to sell my wares? Decisions, decisions!
All I know is when I see a beat up piece of junk with good lines, I feel compelled to save it and there’s not enough room for all of my rescues. Some people run animal rescues, I run a furniture rescue and I think my darlings are breeding in the basement since I can barely get through these days…and I need to clear a bigger area for my upholstery workspace. What advice do my readers have for me? I’ll keep mulling things over as I start pulling together a round up for Thursday…you be thinking too, so we can discuss. Out with a pup shot.
Desperate times call for desperate measures my friends.
The CC wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t IMPORTANT. The first game of the Six Nations Rugby tournament (England v. Wales) is Friday and he can’t find anyone broadcasting it in the US. The second game will be shown here on BBC America, but in a bizarre battle of broadcast rights etc.. he can’t get live streaming online for the first game. If you have any clue about how he can watch this game, please put the poor man out of his misery. He is miserable. We will make it up to you…trust.
Posted: June 23rd, 2010 | Filed under:Uncategorized | | Comments Off
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We are def among the lucky ones. I have power, phone etc.. again and am really seeing for the first time how horrible it is out there. Tiny photos on my Blackberry didn’t really convey the magnitude of damage to the city. My neighborhood got off lightly given we are in the hills. A few mudslides and trees down, but all in all..unscathed.
I took this at the top of the road in between storms.
Our front yard…like I said…we were lucky.
We are on strict water conservation because we lost one treatment facility and nearly lost the other one by less than a foot of water…close one. The Minors are never too young to learn about how to take a Navy Shower. Residents in other nearby areas are not so lucky and must use bottled water or boil their water for awhile…if they still have a house to begin with.
It’s going to be a long expensive cleanup, and with the gulf disaster, attempted Times Square bombing and Sandra Bullock’s adoption, there will be very little help/awareness coming toward our community.
For ways to help with either time or money, please go here. Thanks for listening on behalf of all those in need.