Saturday, April 27, 2013

Finally framed a few of my posters

Work in progress but I'm so happy with how it looks so far. Thanks to jan for measuring, hanging, arranging, etc.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

James McMurtry and Jonny Burke at Skippers Smokehouse 4/20/2013

Here is my famous deer in headlights look.  Self Portraits.

Jonny is as adorable as ever and I was happy to see him touring again with James.  I sold merchandise as a volunteer with wmnf, the best radio station in the country. Great crowd, probably our last cool weather of the spring, and one of the top songwriters of our times.  Seriously, google James if you don't believe me.  :)
I feel lucky to have seem him perform a few times over the years and he was also on the Cayamo boat in 2012.  Thanks for another inspiring show James.

Hotel of the Stars - Lake Worth Florida - stay at your own risk

Cute hotel in theory.  All rooms are named after stars and musicians.  But the glamour comes to a screeching halt when you open the door and enter the room.  'nuff said.

Bathroom window with grate covering.
Lots of interesting people and occupations inhabit this place.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Throw together pasta sauce using what I have on hand

Onion, garlic, celery, red and yellow peppers, can of whole tomatoes (I chopped them) all sautéed in olive oil. Added bay leaf, oregano, salt, and pepper. Will let it simmer for a while and the taste test it. We'll see!

Cabot oil treatment day two

Almost finished!  I applied 3 more gallons this morning.  There was a light breeze and I started out in the shade.  I should have stopped at 2 because by the time I was halfway through the third gallon the fumes and heat were getting to me.  Paint fumes make me sick.  As you can see from the photo below, I have just a small area to complete.
I have two more gallons in the garage and I should be able to do the last part with one gallon.  In a few weeks I will take the last gallon and go over a few spots where I think the oil is too thin.  I can see areas where it is darker than others. One can of this stuff seemed a lot thinner than the others and I think I can tell where it was applied.
Overall though I really like the way it looks even if it is splotchy here and there.  I'd like to see how the rain affects it although I don't want it to rain for a few days now!

Annie looks so precious

Just watch out for those chihuahua teeth.

Elsie is soooo tired

Friday, April 12, 2013

Let the Cabot treatment begin...

Before I started applying the Cabot's.
I really like the dark color.  It will be interesting to see how long it stays this way. One gallon done.  There is a light breeze but the fumes are still making me a little sick.  Also the bugs are starting to come out and it will be dark in about an hour.  I'm happy with what I've accomplished this week so far.  It may be a few days before I can get back out here and work on this more.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Annabelle Beep-Beep and the lamb knee bone

At first she didn't want this when offered this afternoon. Elsie took her bone and started chewing immediately. Tonight Annie has a new interest in the bone as you can see!

The vet recommended these as a way to help keep their teeth clean. They always have bully sticks but he said these knee bones would help too. The first bones I found were cow knees. HUGE! Today I went to the feed store around the corner and found these lamb knees. Gross now that I'm typing and thinking about it.

Lunch and 10cent tour of Tampa today with knitting friends

Maybe only 5 cent tour since we had only a few hours. Me, Eunice, and Nancy at the Colonnade.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pressure washing the deck . . . stage 1

 Here is a before pic and this is what I still need to finish - tomorrow - maybe. 
This is what I have done so far.

 Thanks to Scott and Liz for loaning me this machine.