Saturday, July 12, 2014
I hope everyone is planning a nice weekend. :) The reason I was only over very briefly to visit at Dagan and Leah's on Monday was because of my air conditioner. We had 90s on Saturday and it was 81 in my apartment. Let's just say my AC wasn't exactly keeping up. I thought it may possibly have frozen up, so I turned it off Sunday night (because it was cooler outside anyways and just as sticky). I had turned it back on Monday morning and was waiting to see if it was going to actually cool my apartment off or not. Nope. Sticky and 76 degrees was the best it could do.
But, much to Karma and my good fortune, we had two glorious days up here in the 70s while I waited for them to come and fix my AC. I'm telling you--Tuesday and Wednesday were absolutely perfect! The humidity dropped and it was cool at night for sleeping...ahhh!
Karma spent time watching CatTV...
...or zonked out on the porch chair when I wasn't using it for reading.
I had cleared off the cabinet beneath the AC on Monday so it would be easier for the maintenance man to remove that heavy air conditioner. Every time I turned my back Karma was up on the cabinet, of course.
Perspective is everything.
Makes those old surroundings look fresh and new.
I've been in this mood to finish up the various projects I have lying about. I made four more bookcards (for letters) using the last of the glued together baby wipes and paper towels experiment for the covers. The top two are made from paper towels and the bottom two are from baby wipes--used ones from art, of course. I just add more color with some sprays.
Thursday he finally came and took the AC away to work on it and clean it up.
Naturally Miss Karma was up on the cabinet feigning mild interest in the empty mysterious metal box--LOL!
She was so focused...
...that when I got up to get some coffee
and she was about to make her move...
...she almost didn't catch the fact that I had stopped with the camera.
But her cat ears registered my lack of movement and she quickly turned with one of those "Who me? I'm not doing anything. I'm not even thinking of doing anything. I'm just gazing out the window. You can go get your coffee...really."
But where was Miss Innocent when I came back with my coffee?
Anyways, I got my AC back and it is working!!! Perfect timing because it was over 80 degrees by the time he brought the unit back on Thursday. Happy, happy me! (Heat and I are not BFFs.)
Meanwhile...when cleaning in the bedroom a while back I found a box in my closet filled with used paper towels. Yes, I remember I had used most of a roll of paper towels to lay wet coffee filters on to dry that I had painted with watercolors...for some project I was doing back when I lived in Moorhead. Yes, these are over 10 years old--LOL! They weren't messy or used enough to actually throw away so I had smashed them all into a box to save for further art mess use...and forgot all about them. Well, I was sure excited to see them now because of the new gluing together of paper towels idea! There was a reason I saved these. :)
I took a few of them and glued them together. Sprayed a little more color on both sides. A little extra green...
...and some yellow.
Already ordered a gallon of Elmer's glue so I can play to my heart's content. I can cut these down to whatever size I need. Such fun for bookcard or journal covers--whoohoo!!
Oh, and I removed the other table leaf. (I don't think Leah is going to be over for crafts any time soon.) Caroline helped move the table over when she was here this week. The table looks so small now, but there's quite a bit more room. Nice!
Well, that's what's been going on up here. Right now it's 73 degrees (23 C), clouded over, but not that humid (60%). I even shut off the newly repaired AC today. :) I've been waiting for packages for several days. (FedEx SmartPost is a pain in the patoot--plus I had another package "out for delivery" again--in Detroit, Michigan--what is with these people lately?) Hopefully they will both arrive today. I would kind of like to make a quick trip over to see Ian pretty soon here. ;)
May you have decent weather wherever you are, your appliances all work well, your mail arrive without incident, your cats not lie to you too much, and you have a good book to read. :):) Have a fabulous weekend!
"You cannot give your life more days, but you can give your days more life."