Just Stuff – October 2011

I just got a new terabyte. Now I feel like writing for the first time in a long time. I have had documents disappear from computers so many times – I have had computers crash so many times – but now I can save docs to my new external hard drive; I can quit being concerned about losing anything I write . . . .

I have not written a blog entry for a very long time. Writing is cathartic for me, but I lost interest soon enough, and stopped writing for the blog. Most of my writing in the past years has been in the form of emails. I have written a lot of emails, believe me. Before that, I wrote for myself, long hand, with a pencil, on paper clipped to a clipboard. I would * attach a sheaf of papers to the clipboard, fill them with thoughts, then move that pile of journal entries to a permanent storage place, and then repeat from *.

I would love, love, love to organize all those old journal entries some day. Whoa! We’re talking thousands of sheets of paper, with hand-written journal entries. How would/will I ever get those organized? I’ve thought about putting them in microfiche format, and maybe I will some day, or I could pay someone to archive them on microfiche.

Now, back to the present . . . .

Bill and I headed out to deliver phone books this morning, but it started to rain in earnest and we drove back home. He – Bill – then left for somewhere, though I know not where; all I know is that he took his ladder with him! Bill is, by the way, gearing up for deer-hunting season. He bought his hunting license the other day, and he’s been buying every deer lure/attractant known to man! He loves to go deer hunting, and he loves to eat wild game of any sort. This past summer, he brewed up some turtle stew, made with a turtle Will brought home from a local pond. I did not eat any turtle stew, thank you very much. The very thought of it makes me lose my appetite. I suppose if I were hungry enough, I would be glad for the food.

Will went to homecoming this year, with a young lady named Terra. My baby is growing up! He is now taller than I am, by the way!!

The sliding glass door is in. I had to lengthen the drapes since the door replaced a window. Please see photo.

The lengthening process took @ 8 hours! I kept adding black stripes till they were long enough – one of those projects for which I am grateful I didn’t know would take so long else I would not have started. But what was I to do? I didn’t want to make new drapes for two windows, so it was either lengthen the ones for the new door to match the front window drapes . . . . or make all new ones. Ugh! Our next project is going to be, Lord willing, the building of a new workshop/storage shed. We’ll see. We already have the building permit, so we’ll see . . . .

That dining room table, by the way, is an amalgam of old wood and the table we had before; the base is one we got at a yard sale. The idea was to shorten the existing table to accommodate the flow of traffic to the new door.

We painted the whole upstairs main living areas next, after the door was in and the wall around the new door was dry-walled. The walls are now a lovely green. The next shot shows my trellis/frame project; I have not filled those trellises with photos yet. That wall, by the way, is magnetized so that I can change photos willy-willy. There are now photos in there, at this writing; I just haven’t taken a picture of them in place yet.

I’ve been googling Bohemian Décor lately, and I think that sort of describes our style. I have yet to come up with a suitable name for our style, alas!

I think I’ll insert one more photo then save it in my newterabyte.

This photo shows one of my quilts hanging in the dining area. We needed some art there, and this quilt was hanging on the wall in my basement sewing room. I mounted it on a cork board.

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