Thursday, October 28, 2010
Best laid plans, eh?
No getting together Tuesday and Wednesday with Dagan and Leah. We had a winter storm watch and terrible winds. Blizzards to the west of us, semi-trucks toppled off the freeway, power lines down, and nasty freezing rain. I rescued the philodendron from the porch before the cold rain hit.
I never saw any snow. I was up late and slept in, but never saw any white on the ground here. The winds, tho--whew! Pounded and whistled and screamed.
Monday night the maintenance man came beating on the doors on third floor asking about leaking. [All those prayers were answered, folks! Still no leaks here.] I guess there were a lot of new leaks and they had water "pouring in" a lot of the apartments up here on third floor. A lady opened the door across the hall from me and she had leaking. Those poor people have just slowly been moving in this month. I felt so protected and fortunate. Kind of makes you feel guilty when your fortunes have changed for the better when others have changed for the worse. But not enough that I wanted water pouring down from my ceiling light again--ROFL!
Warm and dry, I colored in the holly and berries while I watched Supernatural.
Had to turn up the volume to hear it over the wind.
Tuesday. Was still raining and I took these shots. You could hear the plastic being whipped and snapped about up there on the roof.
The wind had ripped the plastic sheeting off these areas where they had removed the siding. No wonder there was leaking. Down to the bare wood. Must have finished right above me? Sunny today, but the plastic is still just hanging there in strips--haven't seen any roofers, but they might be somewhere I can't see them...or hear them? Nothing has changed from my viewpoint up here. Even the ladder is still there on the grass.
I am just extra grateful that I haven't had any leaking this time. :)
Been working away on the oval parts with the holly. I did half of them at a time.
First I glazed one berry (left side) on each one...
...waited till it dried...
...and then glazed the other berry...
...and waited till that one dried. That way the berry glaze couldn't run together in one big blob. Leah's idea! ;)
Then I worked on the other half. Notice how much more organized I was by the second half--hehe! Such straight rows. ;)
I had them laid out to dry overnight. Now they don't stack well because they are lumpy, but here they all are. Done with that step--tada! :)
I didn't do things in the order I thought I would, but that happens a lot when you have a lot of steps. ;) Next I am going to start putting the snow on the trees--and cutting ribbons.
I will probably make a quick trip over to Dagan and Leah's tomorrow afternoon. Leah has milk for me and she needs the Dahle cutter to trim some pictures they bought that are a titch too large for the frames they purchased. We want to make an envelope order from ClearBags.com, too. So, I'll still get to see them briefly this week. :)
Today I am washing clothes. Nice to see the sun again--even if it is only 37 degrees outside. Supposed to get back up into the 40's the next couple of days. It's a fine day. :):)
Hope you've been having a good week and nobody suffered from that 2,000 mile wide storm front?
"Not only must the most privileged feel they are bothers and sisters of the most destitute, but the most destitute must feel as well that something within them makes them equal to the greatest sages and geniuses."
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov