Sunny here this morning and it did
freeze, I can see the frost on the lawn.... Oh well ... My computer
won't load my HTML editor again today so this will be short! I watched
Kate Fowle's Video that I bought on an introduction to Beadmaking in
1995 when I first started last night, I still use rods for most
decorating rather than stringers, I can see why after watching her
video! It's her electroforming and frit ...class that I've signed up to
take at TinCities in Connecticut in March, I've read reviews on similar
weekend classes and they are always really positive, I'm thinking that
I'll take the train from Bangor to New Haven, but can't get the Amtrak
website to cooperate! Oh well I've still got 4 months to figure out how
I'm getting there! Emmy wants me to point out that he didn't fall out
of the tree, the BARK fell off the tree and he was attached to the
Oct 28 Sunny here this morning but it did freeze ?
last night on the thermometer but that is on the north side of the
house.... Albert showed up in the mail yesterday (Albert is the
Auto helm for the sail boat, 'money-pit', which has been parked for the
winter...., so he won't be able to try it out until next spring.... I
can just see it now, a toy sail boat in the bath tub with the autohelm
plugged into the shaving outlet....)
outside yesterday and when I suggested that he would like to come back
in the house he thought climbing the ornamental crab was a better
idea... well he went up about ten feet, and then turned around and
looked at me with a what are you going to do now smirk on his face, at
which point he fell out of the tree and landed at my feet, totally
mortified! Actually that seems to be his normal method of getting
out of trees..... Em also discovered toilet paper yesterday, but
he only pulled off a few yards and it kept breaking so he abandonned
it.... Duddies on the other hand used to unroll the entire roll then
hide the unraveled toilet paper behind the toilet....
of the new lauscha glass colours makes really pretty star
fish, but about 50% of them are cracking, guess I'm letting them
cool too much before I stick them in the kiln, it's a opalescent
blue and really pretty, made 2 more yeserday (to replace the two that
cracked!) see if they survive! Well there is no rain
in the forcast through the weekend hope they are right, don't need rain
on Hallowe'en, we get about 40 kids, they actually get driven around as
the houses are too far apart, we don't get as many kids as the locals
since we're from away, (and always will be! You have to be born
here not to be from AWAY.....)
Oct 27 Well the World Series are over for another
year and I didn't see a single second of a WS game.... They must
have been on after my bed time, although from the sounds of things I
could have watched the one two days ago at breakfast! The Sun is
shining on me while I type this morning! Maybe the lawn will dry
out enough to mow or we can trade Duddley in on a goat....
than walking to the mailbox and getting thoroughly soaked
yesterday, there was no other excitement... I did have a bucket
out to catch rain water for my plants outside the bead shop, and when I
came out yesterday I noticed that my nice clean rain water has a
dead mouse floating in it YUCK... I have been informed that it's
my water therefore it's my mouse and I can dispose of it! Maybe
Duddies took it?????
Oct 26 Was listening to the weather on the news last night and heard that what we have brewing here is another ' perfect storm ' that's
where 3 storms all meet in one spot we have wilma and alpha and someone
else that all want to play right here! Wish I knew how much rain
we've had since Canadian Thanksgiving, actually it doesn't seem to be
as windy as they forcast. What I found about winter storms in the
prairies was if they forcast them and gave you two three days warning
to batten down the hatches, they never happened, it was the ones
where it was snowing for three hours before the weather guys even
figured out there was a storm that you had to watch out for... like the
27 inches of wet snow we got Canadian Thanksgiving in about '98, I
parked the car in the ditch about 2 miles from the house at 11pm and
informed G that we were walking the rest of the way! I had open
toed dress shoes.... Actually we got picked up after about half a
mile, 36 hours later G couldn't get me out with chains on his
truck he kept getting stuck..., so he went off to find a tractor
and I shoveled the car out! We had already rescued the gold fish
from the pond that morning, I think that was the year of the
babies and there were about 30 fish! In case you haven't figured
it out it's raining here, I think Friday is suppose to have some sun....
Oct 25 Late afternoon here and pouring rain, actually
Wilma's track was headed straight for us, but now, 'they' are
saying that Wilma has moved further East so will no longer be aiming
straight for us, 'they' have dropped the expected/projected wind speeds
but nearly doubled the amount of rain we are suppose to get????!
Got lots done yesterday in Saint John, before the play which was
funny. Stuart went straight from the theatre to work... his
current job is from 11 pm to 7am YECK! He is having a hard time
figuring out when to sleep and really enjoys Emmy bouncing off his head
or chewing on any 'loose' apendages..... I'm doing a
bunch of flower panels (Leaded glass) for a B&B in Saint John
and showed them the drawings this morning, the catch is I'm
suppose to use the original 190?'s diamond pane window glass as the
background, said glass at the momment is still sort of attached to it's
original window frames and has a century of dust coating it...
would like to take the windows apart outside so hope we get a few days
of NICE weather next week! Also discovered that the diamonds are
not all the same width, they all appear to be the 'same' height but
vary over half an inch in width, wouldn't want the project to be
too easy though, now would I... Window number one is a Clematius.
Actually an update on the football game, the first half
happened, supper was served at half time (I was a few
minutes slow!) but then during the second half the good
guys forgot how to play, or the ref's joined the opposition or you
decide.... so it becomes another game that never happened!
Just thought you would all enjoy a picture of what hurricane Wilma looks like as she's approaching NB...........
Oct 24 So I was confused yesterday, Hallowe'en is a week
from today... Not raining at the mmomment and the wind has died
down. We're off to Saint John for the day and to the Theatre
tonight, to see the play, 'The Flight Path" it's suppose to
be a comedy and we've seen other plays that he's written and
they've been very good.
It was The Spotlight on Silver that was sitting under
the vent in the bead shop yesterday and sopped up all the water,
last time it was a book of Gold Leaf, must have an attraction to
precious metals! The little silver balls are all back where they
belong, at least all the ones that I found! I lengthened a
bracelet yesterday and thought it would make a nice collar for Em, he
wasn't thrilled, but wandered off wearing it, half an hour
later he had managed to get the bracelet into his mouth, there
was no way it was coming off, so I cut the cable... G got one
claw in his finger, while he was holding him, but from the noise
he was making you'd have thought he'd chopped off the entire
finger! Oh yes all of this was going on while he wasn't watching
the football game, because once again it never happened!
Oct 24 One week to Hallowe'en, let's hope the weather is
nicer next Sunday, this morning is another extremely windy and
rainy day, just what we need more rain! Duddley has been in and
had his breakfast and his morning hissy fit and has returned to his
insulated cat house by the 'bead shop'
and Em is tearing round the house looking for something
else to terrorize, anything moving will do! This afternoon there
is another Canadian Football game, however by tomorrow it will probably
be another game that never happened!
Think I'll hide out in
the bead shop this afternoon although in really strong wind gusts it
feels like I'm about to lift off, but at least the wind doesn't come
through the walls, windows and ceiling there! The corner of the
bedroom ceiling has started leaking again, must be the 'perfect' wind
direction today.....one of the ceiling fans in the bead shop leaks
under the same wind conditions....
10 minutes later, Em just dumped a container full of
Sterling Silver balls (Maybe he thought he could find one that would
fit?) half into a garbage can full of Sunflower seed shells and the
rest all over the bedroom floor, the eater of the sunfflower
seeds is not suppose to put them into that garbage can because Em plays
in it, you think I should make him sort them, after all they have
his germs all over them!
Oct 23 According to Gord there was frost on his truck
yesterday morning, but none of my plants froze so it froze up by the
highway, but no where else! Or else maybe his Saskatchewan truck
is sending out signals that by the middle of October it expects to be
cold.... and absorbing all the wayward frost particles... However all
my plants were moved in last night until it warms up again.... (May?, June?...!)
a picture of my prototype perfume bottles (hollow beads) on my home
page yesterday, I showed the blue one and the gold one to a gallery
owner and he wanted bigger, So I tried bigger, I don't like bigger ...I think bigger... the peach one sort
of looks like someone wearing a pool toy round their middle!
Spent most of yesterday afternoon setting up my water cooled diamond
disk grinder, which has been in a box for two years, I knew that
someday I would want/need one! The bottoms need about 20 seconds of grinding to sit flat.
Even though today is Saturday the gallery is open.... think this might be a good time to take a holiday next year!
Oct 21 Was suppose to freeze last night, but of course I
forgot to bring in my potted plants, which should have been a
guarantee that it would freeze, but it didn't... Some of my
potted plants are two or three years old they live in my Bead
Shop/Studio all winter and move outside again in the spring. It
is sunny here now, and acording to the radio our leaves are at their
peak, so now is the time to come visit!
This computer ate
all my emaisl and all my bookmarks two nights ago I still can't receive
email and I think it still sends emails but doesn't send a
copy to sent mail....so I don't really trust it to have actually sent
the email... so if anyone sent anything to the glassrod email address
in the last three months that you think I need a copy of please resend
it! When I commented in an email that my computer had eaten all
my emails including an address that I needed yesterday, I was asked if
I ever fed my computer?.... well I tried to feed it coffee once
(through the keyboard) and half the letters on the keyboard
quit working.... so I guess it didn't like coffee.... Sue figures it's
obvious, we should be feeding our computers... CHIPS!
Emmy now has his own tab at the top of the page, think I
should probably change the title to Cats though, so that
Duddies doesn't get any more Phsychotic than he already is and add a
few more picture of him!
Was on the mainland yesterday,
the gas price is dropping, but there is still an 80 cent a gallon dif
between St Stephen gas and Calais, I'm not sure when my car was last
filled up with Canadian gas! (Calais gas is $2.73/gallon) Went in
the grocery store and was looking at Turkey parts and noticed that legs
and thighs were 69 cents a pound Breasts and half a turkey was
$1.09/pound, not sure what it is here but that seems awfully cheap!
Oct 20 Posted Bambi's picture on my home page yesterday,
the picture was taken through the kitchen window... ( had to line the
lense up between bug splatters and nose prints time to wash the window
again!) You are looking almost straight East and the tide
is almost at High. We had a 3/8 inch sheet of plywood in the cove
on Sunday morning after Sat nights winds, there was a little hole cut
into it and it was painted white, so might have been part of a
wheelhouse....stayed for 2 days then floated away again Tuesday morning
it was too waterlogged for me to move, I thought it might have just
floated round the corner, so we went for a walk in the intertidal zone
yesterday morning but the plywood is gone!
guess the vet also told Emmy that he has dirt in his ears, I guess his
mommy never told him to wash his ears,G says it's Duddley throwing mud
at him, more likely bits of Duddlies food spraying as he's choking and
hissing at the same time while he is trying to eat with teeth in his
Off to the mainland today.....
Oct 19 Em is home and tearing round the house like
his tail is on fire! The poor little kitty is defective though he
only has One Ball, I assured him that one of my three ball
snowmen would probably give/lend him one though if he thought he
needed it! Yesterday was just a normal day on a small
island, made beads, got the mail (15 minute walk) ..... Glowered
at a Deer through the kitchen window, she was standing there licking
her chops looking longing at my flower bead, no doubt saying where's
the tulips? Today is sunny so far, see if it stays that
Oct 18 Sunny today, but my web host decided today
that my certificate had expired... but since it suggested that it
might have expired because the dat on my computer was wrong I rolled my
date back to Oct 18, 2004 and everything loaded just fine. Last
time it did this we just send nasty emails to the web host!
Wouldn't it be nice sometimes if you could just type in the date and
start over from then.......
Spent yesterday arguing with my
credit card provider, if you are Canadian and thinking about getting a
POS terminal for credit and debit email me and I will give you the name
of a company that you don't want to go near! Basically,
they esentially absconded with $350 for a week, they say
they atomatically deposit funds every 7 days if I don't do it....
when I pointed out that the only deposit she was admiting too was
12 days since the last recorded deposit and that I had records
showing the money was gone 5 days earlier...she said it didn't matter
it was all accounted for now....! Yes it does matter,
sorry! They will be getting a present of their terminal between
Christmas and New year!
Soldered my Purple Finch yesterday,
he is a bit big, so I cut the pattern down by 5% for future birds, but
I also changed a couple of pieces... Em & G are still in Saint
John, G forgot to attach the tar paper to the wall, which was actually
the reason he was going in in the first place... the plumbing and
sewage just took over in importance, Em went to the vet
yesterday and they fed him treats so he will be happy to go back
there! Duddies still thinks the little demon is hiding around the
corner, too bad he will be in another 8 hours!
Oct 17 Still cloudy, but brighter!
Actually I had a couple of people tell me that there was no Canadian
Football on Saturday, strange, I was sure I saw a bunch of weird shaped
people running around on 'grass' clutching a funny shaped ball
Saturday when I wanted to eat supper....
yesterday designing and cutting out a stained glass Purple Finch,
He's suppose to be the mate to a Chickadee that the woman bought
last year.... Hope to solder him today, he might be a bit big to
cohabitate with one of my Chickadees so may have to shrink the pattern
with my scanner...
Em and the WM spent the
night in Saint John, no purring or snoring wow what a peaceful
sleep, and Duddley went out at 12:30 not his normal 5am! Em
is now a certified Plumbers assistant
he's off to the vet for his rabies shot before he gets to come
home.... another 6 weeks before he's going to be looking
longingly at my 3 ball snowman... I asked someone what she
thought my snowman was worth... the reply..... 'she guessed it
depended on the woman!'
Oct 16 Still windy and cloudy, not raining
right now....Yesterday was another saturday that there was no Candian
football game on! This is according to my DH who is a
Saskatchewan Roughriders fan, if they loose the game never
happened.... There must be a name for that syndrome other than
denial! Actually it was so windy here over supper last night that
I could see the glass in the kichen window move in and out.....
a picture of a Snowman with mitts on my home page yesterday, I
think he might be a missing link in evolution, I discovered when I made
him that a snowman needs three balls before he can have mitts.....
Oct 15 Another cloudy day, not rain yet, but windy. Further to my comments acouple of days ago aboout G not reading this, he said " I saw the stage show, I don't need to read the book!"
An interesting Newspaper headline from the local semiweekly paper 'LAWYER BLAMES GOD FOR CLIENT'S POT' 'A
lawyer defending his client on a marijuana growing charge has suggested
to the court that GOD should be put in jail because if He hadn't made
the seed that grew the drug, his client wouldn't be in this
predicament......It is unlikely that GOD will be charged in connection
with the case since He wasn't named in the original information
laid by the RCMP...." This looks to me like a defense that could be used in a lot of cases.....
my tumbler yesterday, had it set up and running within half an
hour of getting home, (Yes, I know it's suppose to be Christmas
present but so far it's my credit card that paid for it!!) I had
stopped at the community mail box on my way to the post office/
general store yesterday, but since the mail wasn't sorted I
carried on, the post man drove back to the store after he
had sorted the mail, handed me my mail which included the
COD(duty) notice on my tumbler, while I went accross the
street to the bank to get the money to bail out the parcel he drove the
parcel to the house for me! There are three or four sets of mail
boxes on the Island, ours is just the first one he goes too.... (He
often delivers parcels to me in the winter when it is COLD too, so that
they don't freeze in the mail box!
Oct 14 Cloudy today, Duddley just arrived hissing and
growling for breakfast...., Emmy was gone for the day yesterday, he
went for a truck ride with Gord, guess he howled all the way into
Saint John so part way G pulled the truck off the highway,and poured
kitty litter into the litter box and placed Emmy into the
box, Emmy performed.... I'd love the video of that domestic
scene! and then Emmy continued to howl the rest of the way into
Saint John. (little ingrate!) However, he didn't howl at all
coming home, so maybe it was the thought of being pawned off on
my son that was causing the howling and when he realized he was getting
to come home again he curled up and purred, actually I believe he
discovered the truck keys and batted them most of the way....
we bought our house here there was an Inn almost accross the road
which was open intermittantly for the next two years, since then it has
sat empty and unloved, but I guess it has recenlty sold and
someone else is going to try and make a go of it as a B&B, the
original Inn had a dining room and was open to the public for meals,
Having a restaurant accross the street was sort of
convenient! I'm assuming they plan on being open by next
Oct 13 My HTML editor works today so I can type without
thinking! Was sunny earlier but the clouds seem to be rolling
in. Added a couple of 'couples' of snowpeople to my
home page yesterday, they have all been adopted but there are lots of
lonely single snowpeople sitting on my kitchen table! Didn't make
beads yesterday, I helped Emmy work on window designs, he's not very
good at incorporating the background grid into the design!
Finally photographed my sweater with the glass buttons should show up
on my home page sometime today, right below the snowmen, I did too good
a job of matching the buttons to the sweater, they're really quite hard
to see! The sweater is black wool and one of those synthetic
ribbons knitted together, my design.
Had an email discussion with Sue F a couple of days ago
about having to edit Rants/Blogs etc for content especially coming up
on Christmas, ie if I spend all day working on Christmas presents for
my family in Alberta, I can't admit to having done anything....
But since neither of our husbands read them.... (evil thoughts!)
Gord says he doesn't need to read it, because he lives it so why does
he need to read it too!
Oct 12 Sun is trying to shine today, my computer won't load my HTML editor so this is all you get!
Oct 11 Looks like its quit raining for a few
minutes, Augusta Maine had over 8 inches rain by yesterday afternoon
and it rained all night again here,so I figure we got 6 or 7 inches,
guess I won't need to water in all my trees/bushes for winter! Think
we might have to change Emmy's name to Kato, seems to suit his current
personality better he stalks poor Duddley whenever he is in the
Started working on the designs for 5
Stained Glass flower panels for a Saint John B&B of course I found
the approved flower list after I had done the daisys, think I'll
make them for myself/gallery. Approved flowers are tulips, wild
roses, iris, clematis and morning glory, 2 horizontal and 3
vertical. The big problem is the small grey paw snaking around
the pencil and pushing it where he thinks the line should go, the
outcome doesn't look like any flowers I can find in the seed catalogues! Emmy
was also helping Gord grout some floor tiles yesterday, in a new
bathroom upstairs ( our construction zone!) The grout is navy
blue, so now the floor outside the bathroom has little blue paw prints
all over it, very cute, put since it is just the sub floor, it will
hopefully SOON be covered over!
Oct 10 Thanksgiving Monday in Canada, we
get a holiday today.... I guess only government employees get a
holiday in the states for Columbus day... still raining here but at a
much slower rate, the house didn't lift up yesterday and float into the
cove. This is very dificult to write since I didn't do anything
yesterday, except make beads and pester Emmy! and in case anyone
is intersted I didn't bid on those shell beads, they got too
expensive....(see Oct 4).
Oct 9 Rainy and windy Thanksgiving Sunday here 10 C or 50 F I know Mom that's a balmy Fall day in Alberta! Yesterday
it was just rainy, I tried making beads just before supper yesterday, but was using fine silver wire
and stuck my finger in the flame, so got mad and quit... sat in the
corner for half an hour, sucking on my finger sulking! Haven't
checked the kiln yet to see if the bead was worth it? Yes I
finished the bead! Time out to go eat Thanksgiving Sunday
the deluge and got my beads too, the bead in question had a black
base, with evil purple stringer, then the fine silver wire, however
there is one spot on the bead where the evil purple has turned
dried blood red! The WM thinks it's rather a neat effect and
maybe I should sacrifice a few more fingers!
time to put out the open flag, had people braving the downpour
yesterday, one person even came back three times because she lost her
glasses, unless Emmy stole them I don't have them, however I think she
was wearing glasses when she came in originally, Actually the second
time was dual purpose, she'd had to go check someones ears to see if
they were pierced.... Emmy was seen yesterday with a watch
hanging out of his mouth, (one of mine) but not glasses!
Oct 8 Raining here today, so I'm sitting here
typing listening to the sound of raindrops on the roof and Duddley
howling his morning serenade! He must have seen the evil
Emmy! The Evil Emmy started sticking his face over the edge of
the bed about 5:30 this morning, reminded me of that fairground game
smashing gophers, the head would come up I'd push it down, only
difference is at the carnival the gophers quit popping up when
you run out of money/time.... Unfortunately in that respect Emmy is more like the Eveready
Bunny, he keeps coming and coming and coming....! This is Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, crappyweather for a
long weekend! Hope it's nicer where you are!
Oct 7 Emmy is home, Duddies is having
hissy fits! Emmy was much better on the drive home than going so
I guess we should take him for more drives, he spent most of the time
clinging to the head rest! My snow men were received very well,
will have to make another field full for me! Promise to
photograph these ones! Just dull and gloomy out today, not really
foggy. It's Friday so the gallery will be open so I'm stuck at
The Leafo meter was reading gorgeous on Wednesday when I went to
Calais and Saint Andrews, of course no camera that day, yesterday I
took my camera but it was too foggy to see the leaves even right beside
the road, I have some nice pictures from last year..... I
could have taken a movie of the boat trying to fall off the cradle if
I'd had my camera! Memories Captain Bligh will be happy to
forget, probably quite happy that I don't have that treasured on film!
Oct 6 Foggy again, yesterday was
almost too exciting, I arrived at the haul out just in time to
see Money-pit being slung/lifted out of the water, problems
started when they tried to stick her in her 'cradle'. The boom
truck was only 25 tons not the normal 35 ton truck they usually have,
and M-P's cradle has to be moved around with a forklift , and there
isn't room on the wharf to get the fork lift beside the boom truck and
have the cradle pointed the right direction.... No problem
stick the cradle on the back of the boom truck, tuck boat into
cradle, lift boat and cradle off back of boom
truck..... Oops M-P was not centered with respect to where the
forks are inserted in the cradle and the 7000 pound boat started to
slide back towards the water didn't actually move but it was sure
teetering, guess the boat thought it was too early to get out of the
I got lunch in St Andrews as my pick
up fee, then went to check on my jewellery, I switched galleries last
week, so wanted to see how it was displayed. Looks great and the
owner is a jeweller, so is tumbling all the pieces, boy do the
bracelets look nice! Captain Bligh is buying me a tumbler for
Christmas (might arrive in time for my roll back birthday Oct
30!) I ordered it from Rio yesterday as soon as I got home!
I'm off to Saint John to visit Emmy and deliver my snowman earrings, I
scanned them and the image isn't great so no photos of these guys will
make some more that I will photograph! They didn't like being
scanned, their noses were being 'crushed' and the wailing when I
closed the lid on the scanner was unbeleivable!
Oct 5 Foggy again today... Captain Bligh has set off under power
for Saint Andrews, with his battering ram stuck on top of the boat, in
other words the mast was succesfully lowered yesterday afternoon....
and is now lashed onto the top of the boat! The last person
who used that winch should be shot though, the cable was full of
loops, I felt obliged to unwind it all the way and rewind it
neatly! Think I can send a bill to the feds it's their warf so it
should be their winch! Actually there was one small
incident, when I turned the winch on to lower the mast it
wasn't in neutral as I thoughtthe winch was in gear and lifting , so I
was sitting there enjoying my sun beam waiting for instructions
when I heard this screaching from Money-pit as the mast was
slowly rising out of his reach..... I'm sure he needed the
I'm the designated picker
upper today, I have no clue when they will be done, thought I would
start by getting gas in Calais ($2.89/gallon vs $5.65 in Canada/gallon)
and checking out the end of season sales.... off to catch a ferry but
need to scratch Duddies ears first!
Oct 4 OK that was fun, I just updated my
Rant and then went to check and see what it looked like without saving
it!!!! I also forgot to change the date on my homepage last time
I updated so you probably haven't read Sunday's rant either! The
curling hall was FULL of well wishers on Sunday afternoon, somebody
commented that you have to live to 90 to get that many friends!
was asked today why I answer emails and don't update my rant....
answering emails is easy getting into this site to edit it is a pain...
also I do the same thing everyday.... Get up scratch Duddee's
ears, answer emails, cuddle Duddley, eat breakfast, walk barefoot
over the rocks to get yesterdays beads, force my DH to admire them,
hold Duddies paw while he eats breakfast, clean beads, put out the open
flag,.... make beads, invoice/inventory/ pack etc beads for
shipping or delivery You get the idea.......
spent part of yesterday afternoon , pairing up my snowpeople and
turning them into earrings, it was pointed out to me that since no two
snowflakes are the same, snowpeople can't (don't have to) match either! While I
was at it I made a pair of Hallowe'en earrings, one earring is a Ghost with hands,
and the other is a witches hat or (darth vader disguised as a black ghost...)
excitement this afternoon I get to be a winch operator. I get to
lift the mast off of money pit using the winch on the government warf,
watch out world! I guess I better not drop it, but I never
was very good with those little digger machines at the fair though and
this seems pretty similar!
Oct 2 Update on En-Emmy Stuart
says he's bored.... why is he bored?.... because my 20 year old son
doesn't have enough energy to entertain him!!!! Duddly is very
happy and does not want him back! We are off to a 90th Birthday
party this afternoon so Captain Bligh is drywalling, not
sailing! Snow man production is coming along, however
yesterday's kiln load all turned out to be individuals so they will
probably end up on my Beads for sale page sometime this week! I
figure I need two similar snowpeople to flog them as earrings....
Made a ghost too yesterday , my husband took one look at the ghost at
breakfast this morning and said he needs arms, I said ghost beads don't
have arms.... WRONG, anyway without arms they can't steal
my Hallowe'en Candy!
Oct 1 Another new month, only 29 days til my
'second' birthday! Found a piece of paper yesterday,
something the WM had filled out on my behalf saying thay my
birthday is October 30!!!! I guess that must be the
birthday where I loose my year.... I turn 43 on August 30th every year
and 42 on October 30, I think they are both worthy of dinners out etc
etc..... Anyway Captain Bligh aka WM has already sailed off
into the sunrise this morning as he was phoned yesterday and told that
the boats are being pulled out of the water next Wednesday! He
thinks this is much too early, so is going to spend the next 4 days
sailing, way too cold out there for me! Actually the reason
that they are being pulled this early is the man that organizes the
boom truck etc., is going to Germany next week for 3 weeks and since he
won't get to use his boat again this year, I guess he figured
that nobody else should get to use theirs either!
I was reading one of my 60 morning emails yesterday, I came across one
with a sugestion for packing/shipping beads, the person suggested
putting a wine cork in the envelope with the beads to prevent the Post
Office rollers/crushers etc from mashing the beads, I thik it sounds
like it should work, now all I have to do is figure out where the 1000
or so corks that we dragged across Canada 4 years ago ended up!
have had a number of power outages this week I assume due to
wind? One of them occured while I was making beads, as soon
as the power went off the siren on my Oxygen concentrator went
off, when the power came on again 2 or 3 minutes later (It was
also off for about 2 hours at 6am) the siren on the kiln controller went
off.... I figured the mandrel on my 'parked' bead wouldn't have
had time to get hot... wrong, so I sizzled my finger..... When it
gets really windy the ferries have walls of salt water breaking over
their bows and soaking the cars at the front, actually even the cars at the
stern get sprayed when it is as windy as it was on Thursday, but
of course my car was in the front corner, they always put me there
if it's windy!
Unloaded a kiln full of snowmen
this morning, I was a bit worried they my melt overnight in the
kiln, I thought snowmen might be too much for the kiln gods and
they might demand a sacrifice..... But the little snow people are just fine, I have
an order for ten pairs of earrings so another 10 or 12 little
Duddley is much happier with Emmy
the Evil out of the way! Of course he got lobster for
supper last night,... delivered to him under his tree,.. he is
inside this morning, but all he has to do is meow and someone
runs over to scratch his ears. I think that his disability may
have a turn for the worse! My son says Emmy loves it in Saint
John and does not want to come home, we'll see about that!!!! Actually went down to 3.5
degrees last night about 38 degrees F , we still have lots of flowers
so I don't really want it to freeze!