Today we got up early and completed the waterproofing/staining of the deck. It was HOT but we prevailed after a few hours of painting. It looks SO much better, it has to cure now for 72 hours. We will have earned our drinks tonight at a gathering of palz. I just met a local beadmaker [...]
Archive for July, 2005
The kiln is heating up down there. I can’t resist.
I have days I’m really tired, tired of being the financial rock. I want to go all squooshy, and I wonder if I will ever have the freedom to.
August is all about kilnforming. I need to crank out 4 or 5 coaster sets or dishes, I’d say. I have a lot of learning to do.
I did well with the 7 iron most of the time and switched to a 5 a few times to try it out. I was better with the pitching wedge at the end, but my putting sucked all around.
Today we are going to a friend of theirs’ condo for brunch, then off to play golf. It’s just a small 9-hole course, but I’ve never played on a course, just driving ranges. DLJ and I should be spectacularly klutzy beginners while Dad hits perfect straight shots, but who cares. It will be fun, then a quick dinner and back to Portland.
Unfortunately, my sunroof was slightly cracked, meaning my seat was damp this morning.
Here is one of those swimming pool beads. I will post the set tomorrow. Swimming Pool DLJ is still at work. =(
Hose water always smells different, tastes different. It tastes of chill and childhood to me. But walking through the neighborhood in the summer is nice. I love the smell of sprinkers, damp earth and the chit-chit-chit noises of the water shooting across yards.
Almost forgot to post here….we found this amazing spider on the roses. Further research by a friend labels it a Crab Spider. They can slowly change color to match the flower they sit on, and they don’t spin webs…they just sit and wait for dinner. It’s listed as neutral to good guy in terms of [...]