Observations on life & art and the inspirations I see around me

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Long Time Gone

I hope someone missed me in the extended time I've been away from blogging. It's been a bit over 3 months; I never meant to stay away so long. First interference was getting sick & sicker over the Christmas & New Years holidays. That lasted about 4 weeks so Jan. was shot.

Feburary was totally nose to the grindstone as the deadline rushed toward us to get ready for the Abbotts to vacate their apartment and move into Rocking Oaks. That only happened with lots of very long days & more painting than I want to see for a long time to come. Karl & I followed on March 6th with basic furniture. Art on the walls is yet to come. We have lots more house details & projects to finish; lots of unpacking & sorting with accompanying decisions to be made on what to keep and what to let go.

If you've read here before you know that we;ve built Rocking Oaks with another couple, Kathy & Phil Abbott. Kathy & I have been close friends since we met the summer we were 10. We  approached this as creating a new family and it has been and will continue to be an interesting  adventure. I'll do updates from time to time. For now here is where things are.

                                                    Utility room sink "just the right size"

              We did take off a day during spring break to take Karlie to Sea World. She loved it.

Our first family gathering was Sunday to celebrate Easter. We'll do a repeat for Karl's birthday on Sat. I'm excited that Ashley & Frank are coming to visit. After that my goal is to get back to some art making.