Saturday, June 30, 2007
All loaded up and ready to go to Florida! Unfortunately major problems with the RV! We have a battery that is boiling over and the electric system seems to be screwy! Now we have to unload! Oh well...must be a reason that we weren't meant to leave today! I finished all my outstanding work and just wanted to play for a while! At least there are tons of great movies on this weekend. I know where we'll be! Will keep you posted on our repairs and leave date!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Just took on a new assignment for eight entries in a Health Encyclopedia so I've been a bit busy. I'm trying to finish them before we head off for two months in Ocala, FL. Janet the housesitter has settled in, so all is well! We also did a copper colored tin backsplash over the stove. Would have loved the glass mosaic tile but just too pricey for us old folks! Woody did an amazing job and didn't even resort to screaming at inanimate objects! Remember this is the guy that ripped a toilet out of the floor with his bare hands when a bolt broke! We learned how to replace subflooring on that job!
Libby starts her new job soon and is so excited! Molly is starting a catering business! Didn't realize she could cook! Chris and Jen are doing great and have Will for the summer. Life is Good!
I just haven't had much time for my photography! We went to RoseMont, a plantation home in Gallatin, on Sunday and I talked to several photographers who were complaining about the set up and take down of doing festivals and fairs. Just wish I had time to get ready to do one! The printing alone will cost a fortune! I'm so desperate to shoot that this orchid was from Lowe's!
We're finally getting some rain but my roses look like...well use your imagination! Hopefully we won't lose everything. Maybe gardening in a world of global warming may not be a good hobby! Tomorrow we work the Parade of Homes again...it's fun. Maybe I'll just do volunteer work! There is a lamp I'm going to buy tomorrow if it hasn't already sold! The Parade has inspired me a bit...I've fluffed and moved things around but just can't decide what to do next! My friend Donna should come help me!
Hugs to all and here's a new picture for you!
Friday, June 8, 2007
Not only was a photo of mine selected by Photo Laureates for their 2007 Anthology, but I've been asked to submit a short story that describes the culture of the South for An Anthology of the South for High School Students. I wrote about beans! Beans and Egalitarianism! As soo as I hear whether the submission was accepted, I'll let you know! I think I'd rather write and do photos than consult. Still selling photos on Big Stock Photo but not enough to make a financial impact! I'm hopeful that things will shake out so that I can write, photograph and not consult! I did field a few job queries and passed them off to my friends. Hopefully I'll get a finder's fee!
Monday, June 4, 2007
I had a blast today! Woody and I met Libby for lunch and a bit of shopping! You know you've done well when the daughter buys lunch and her own clothes and brings presents for her old parents! We were with Chris for Mother's Day so today we got Mother's Day and Father's Day presents! Starbucks card and a Frommer's RV Book! Then she bought her own clothes! She had never shopped Chicos! www.chicos.com Almost a thousand dollars later, she's a fan! Back to eBay again...thought I'd try two photographs...no luck and when I started looking at the discussion list...most photographers say nothing is selling on eBay. Darn! www.ebay.com Now I guess it's on to finding a gallery!
Saturday, June 2, 2007
As I head on down this retirement road, I find myself moving in many directions. I'm still enamoured with Haiga, the merge of my photgraphic images with my haiku. I may be writing less and adding more images! Now if I can just continue to earn a little money along the way! I used to say for film...now that I'm digital, it's for gas to get to where I take the cool pictures...and no, I don't drive the RV to St. Lucia! That's for Carnival Cruise Lines! www.carnival.com my favorite cruise line! We're looking at some options for our next adventure...after the fiasco on Holland America and the toilet never working, we're back to the red necks and fun rather than snooty and old! We may be old, but we're not dead yet!