My best angle?!Some 'beach'
in North or South Carolina.....
Oct 12 Windy a rainy here today...YUCK!!!Off to the dungeon to solder assuming that the place isn't under water!
Oct 11 I'm home! Don't know where all those stupid A thingies came from
other than Alexandria and I don't know how to get rid of them easily...
So they are going to stay! My last update was actually Oct 4 I
thought it was the second because that was the last day I had any email
but I didn't realize that My mailbox hit capactity on the 2nd It
could only handle the first 1000 new/unread emails, and someone sent a
huge picture to my other account.... Crappy weather finally caught
up with us cool and windy here today! Actually the weather in
Atlantic City was awful but that is the one place on the trip that I
have no wish to ever see again! What a dump...dive.... We drove
through New York City and had to pay a $6.00 toll for one bridge,
similar length bridge to the one in Saint John that costs $.25,
and I try and avoid paying that! Dinner in Alexandria was a lot of
fun! Met a few more people after that that I had only previously met
in emails.....┬é The answer to the last game was GONE WITH THE
WIND, think most people got it that tried Now I have to get to
work, Galleries want Christams stock!
OK don't know where that came from...
Greetings from Alexandria VA... we are here to go out for dinner with a
distant relative of mine.... second cousin once removed or something...
He tracked Dad down this winter, so we're meeting him for supper
tonight, he said we would recognize him because he's 6 ft 6 inches
tall... I said I was short and had green toenails... We spent the last
week on the NC beaches highly recomend themé Lovely waves and the
weather was great Gotta go as this computer is in the Hotel
lobby... G's dosn't have a wireless connection... so pretty useless!
While the boss is away, the go-pher
will play---- on her website! Not much to say, though, or at least not
much I'll admit to....
Duddies is still AWOL but Emmy seems to be recovering. At least
he was well enough to get me up at 6 AM the last couple mornings to go
outside. Still pretty laid back for him tho'.
OK, that's it. Places to do and things to go.
Sept 15 Leaving for SJ in 40 minutes. I'm
leaving behind one sick cat and one cat that's still on walk about.
Duddies has been gone a week now. Poor Em just sleeps all day
long... when he gets up he struggles to get up onto the toilet so he
can get a drink... doesn't like his water bowl!
I added some beads to the bottom of yesterdays BLOG
they are about 3/16 of an inch thick background is lite ivory. I
really like them but then I'm biased! Will try and update if I can find
a computer.... Northern Georgia is still suppose to be having temps in
the mid 70's I can deal with that!
Sept 15 The clouds have rolled in but it's still
warm. I was going to update yesterday but someone sent me the right
answer so I decided the rest of you didn't need anymore hints! But just to show you how nice I am you're looking for 4 words!
suitcase is packed ... think most things are in it except for my
pliers... which I'm using... decided to try a flat chain maille
bracelet... think this would be relatively easy if I was using 16 gauge
wire but I decided to use 20 gauge 9/64 ID rings... trying to get it
flat so that you can attach rings is just nasty! I put 3 on then
take 2-4 off again, think I have an inch and a half after about 3 hours
... even worse than tatting.. the bridal lace I made so many years
ago I could do an inch an hour! There is no way I could sell this chain!
was in St Andrews on Tuesday I replaced the Crocs that my sister bought
me for my birthday... You bought me small I wear XS .... Anyway
Island Beach has a really good selection, I started with Hot pink...
then thought no that's not really me... so I switched to a more
neutral khaki.... well the khaki ones were a bit small... there were
three pairs that colour they were all small, so on to lime/neon green ,
those fit just fine. OK lime it is ... Off to the till I commented
to the sales clerk about the khaki ones not fitting ... and she said
the bright colours are made in Canada and they are bigger than the dull
colours which are made in Colorado..... As she was ringing them
through she commented that the large kids size is the same size as the
XS adults did you try them on.... NO back to the shelf yes there was
a lime green pair and since the kids ones are $7.50 cheaper than the XS
adults... I bought the kids ones... since there is no dif other than
using some of the new frit I bought of course I add bench sweepings to
the commercial frit.... I got a comment from a friend who is a
blacksmith that my work bench is much more colourful than his!
Sept 13 Still sunny, Yesterday was a great day for
a car ride. Went to Calais and St. Andrews. I have a fairly large
resident spider that lives on the drivers door of my car , as I was
driving into St George from the ferry I noticed her scurrying up her
web and she hid behind the mirror to get out of the wind! On Monday
night in SJ I was abandonned by G & S and left to drink my coffee
alone/in peace? Anyway when I got into the Oldsmobile in the parking
lot my toe just touched the gas peddle... I flelt around under the seat
nothing, reclined it not helpful... so had to phone to find out how
to move the seat... it's electronic... it goes up and down and forward
and back... actually when it went up it seemed to tip forward rather
than go straight up... I've always wanted a seat that I could move
up! Very useful feature when one is hieght challenged!
Sept 12 Sunny and cool this morning.. they were
forcasting frost over night think it got down to 48... not very
frosty! When I got home from SJ last night I heard a cat howling in
the alder grove beside the stream... Em and I went to investigate but
couldn't see anything as it was dark and I didn't want to fall into the
stream.... Went back out this morning... with my fearless grey
shadow.... couldn't find any sign of a cat or hear anything so all that
achieved was some very wet clothes plowing through chest high brambles! I
could have stepped on poor duddies in that stuff and not even known he
was there!.... (Duddies has been missing since he left after his pre
prowl snack Friday night.....)
Today I'm off to Calais and Saint Andrews.
Yesterday I was in SJ seeing Staurt's new apartment and picking up the
car to bring it back to Deer Island .. that car purred along quite
happily at 130 kmph, kept having to slow down, I hate cruise
control, I feel like the car is driving me if I'm using cruise! Auto
O'puffin is cooling his heels on the kitchen table on will hopefully
be up tomorrow but here's a preview.....
My immaculate work bench is in full view too!
Auto got coral feet and Blue Kronos Eyes since he's and Autumn puffin!
Sept 10 Sunny and 'breezed up'
today, so Cpt Bleigh is out on Money Pit... Auto O'Puffin is in the
Kiln he has Kronos Blue eyes and a green seaweedy 'rock' perch.... I
helped myself to the following off of one of the lampwork forums this
morning thought it was pretty good!
NEW VIRUS WARNING!
I thought you should be informed of this new virus.
There is a virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand.
This virus is called Worm-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK).
If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone
else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your
private life completely.
If you should come into contact with WORK put your jacket on and take
two good friends to the nearest grocery store. Purchase the antidote
known as Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or
Bothersome-Employer- Elimination-Rebooter (BEER).
Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated
from your system. You should forward this warning to 5 friends. If you
do not have 5 friends, you have already been infected and WORK is
controlling your life .....
Sept 9 I had to get up way to early
yesterday morning as I was getting my hair cut at 8.... and somehow I
never got around to updating after I got back....So far today it's
gloomy... I'm hiding in the middle of the house so that Duddies can't
see me as I've run out of cat food! G is suppose to be buying some
on his way home from SJ. Duddley is very vocale if there is no food
in his bowl, so I think I'll just hide! Actually I had saved enough
food for a small breakfast but he came in at 9:30 last night and
demanded a before prowl snack... so there went his breakfast!
Piles of clothes and other miscilania are
starting to appear all over the house in my pre packing frenzy, I
leave for SJ next Sat and fly out at 6:10 Sunday morning (Atlanta via
Toronto)... I also have to figure out what I'm going to take along
for 3 weeks truck entertainment... Any suggestionson the truck
entertainment, other than knitting....
Sept 7 Another person got the right answerr so
you don't need anymore clues! Sunny here today I will be adding a
scan of some beads I did yesterday in a little while.
These beads are made with a Kalera press that I got
to use for a month, it's being shipped to RI next week, so I'm
trying to make some nice beads before I pass it along! These beads
are much nicer in real life!
Sept 6 Well two people have the answer... I know I wouldn't! Raining
here again ! Today I get to solder birds, the fall tourists must be
birders because all my little birds are flying out the door! Em
survived the trama of 3 ferry rides in 90 minutes, but wasn't taken
with Oliver the new cat in SJ, I guess Oliver wanted to play but Em has
learned all about how to be sociable from Duddies so hissed at
him! Off to check yesterdays' beads see if there are any keepers!
Sept 5This update
is much later than I intended but G forgot his wallet so I had to stand
on the driveway and throw it threw his window so that he could get back
onto the same ferry he got off of, and watch poor little Em's face go
from goody goody I get to get out of this truck to what do you mean you
forgot something I have to submit to your driving for 2.5 hours instead
of 1.5.... When I moved the Vote button yesterday I managed to screw up
all of G's tables on my home page.. there was a lot of swearing while
he was fixing it!.... the vote button is still on the website
somewhere, so if you really want to vote you still can! Got lots of
beads done yesterday,┬é I made one fairly large bead to match a pair
of earrings in the gallery of course I sold those earrings this morning!
Ernesto is gone and we're back to muggy sunshine!
Sept 4 Overcast
here today, but the rain has quit and it's actually very warm! That's
one of the nice things about rain from Tropical storms is it stays warm
out! Well everyone is back where they started... and I dsicovered why
John is John and not Florence! John is in the Pacific I thought Pacific
Ocean storms were Typhoons, but I guess if they are in the US they are
still hurricanes! My Top 25 button is being moved /hidden today, I got
an email from someone a couple of days ago asking what right I had to
take away the vote! So I'll just hide it somewhere! I did get beads
made both yesterday and today, so I'm feeling very noble!
Sept 3 Forgot
to thank everyone who wished me happy birthday and sent me E cards!
Thank you. Everyone should now be on a plane pointed in the direction
of home (actually home via Toronto). My sister got stuck at the airport
in Saint John for 6 hours yesterday as they cancelled her plane! There
is not much to do at that airport and the restaurant
specializes in stale pre package sandwiches... yum yum! We drove in and
had dinner with Mom & Dad at the new reversing fall restaurant....
I thought it would be busy but we got a great window table with a
really good view! Food was good too! Today is overcast guess we are
forcast to get the dregs of Ernesto and John... wonder what happened to
F G H and I!
If you read this far today's hint (#2) is sort of a red herring......
Sept 2... The company is leaving, the sun is still shining The
draw was made yesterday... and the winner is Tara from Edmonton
(AGAIN!) Actually August 30 was her 15th wedding anniversary. After
this weekend if you want to win puffins you will have to play my STUPID
games or buy beads as I'm taking the "VOTE" buttons off my website.
Highlites of this week I shut my hand in the truck door on the
ferry on my birthday.... In case you didn't know it ...you can latch
the door of an F150 truck with a hand in it! Bruised but not broken and
no blood so the medic was not impressed! Thursday we went to Eastport
on the ferry, G acted as gallery stud for the day, was warm enough over
lunch to eat on the deck of the wacco diner, Friday Sept 1 my sisters
birthday everyone but me went out on Money Pit and went sailing with
This is my last weekend of being open every day, it'll feel weird not putting out the flag and plugging in intercoms!