- We are spoiled. The days are cold, and we plug on slowly using space heaters and senses of humor. Gee, that sounds like almost everyone I know. Both space heaters are upstairs now, one on each floor. I go from room to room turning off heaters as I leave one room moving on into the next one. G walks on the treadmill and rides a bike an hour before I head out to the pool. We both shower there, but the heater use brings the electric bill back up. Still, all this is better than the almost $150.00+ a day that the old style radiant heating runs us.
- I finished the photo album of our 2010 road trip. Ugly album that we bought. We took thousands of pictures, but I printed only a few. Each page ended up a composite of faded background images, three to nine reduced photos printed directly on the background, and two to four glossy photos. We get to see more of our shots….and there are some really good ones, at a total cost (not counting my time) or twelve bucks. I like that.
- Under the heading of “long deferred projects” falls the slipcover on my living room chair. The Geezer picked one up at IKEA…not at all designed to fit that chair. I’ve been living with this mass of wadded fabrics for years while my brain processed how to deal with it. I really can’t fix the front. It bulges where my chair is straight. I did finally open up the back, add a placket and ties, while on one side I cut out the extra and added a gusset. It’s in the wash now. I’ll let you know if my alfresco sewing design works. He paid five bucks for the slipcover VS $500.00. Sometimes I don’t think the money saved is worth the effort.
- It’s going to be a simple day today. This morning the keyboard is working fine. Maybe those eight hours of sleep helped us both. It’s the Geezer’s Friday, and I’ll be at the Discovery shop sorting books till mid afternoon. Tonight dinner out with Don….fish she says. We can do this. Absolutely bucolic like the fields near Grover Beach with the fog gently coming in.
November 24, 2010
Mia and the Captain. It hasn’t been a good year for the Captain and her sister, Mia. Mia is home now recovering from a double b...