Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ode to Laura and Eddie

I love it when Laura and Eduard come out for a sleepover. There is always a bonfire, and cooking on it, and settling in to good and meaningful conversation until way past dark, and whiskey drinking and laughing. There is also a lot of teasing and farting around, but it is balanced with idea sharing and contemplating life in these modern times. Visiting with these two always warms my heart and makes me wonder how I got to be so lucky to have such good friends and family around me. Susie and Todd and Jenna also came for the Sunday portion of the 24 hour bonfire, and Mom graced us with a quick visit. Susie and Laura strung garlands of Susie's fresh marigolds by the fire in the mid day sun on a most lovely Appalachian autumn day. It reminded me that Day of the Dead is just around the corner, so I pulled out a couple little skeletons and made them marigold skirts for some seasonal inspiration.
I thought Susie and Laura were the definition of lovely as they flower crafted by the fire...

I hope these cats come back real soon! Love you both!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

By request

Sometimes I look around at my surroundings and I feel like James Taylor in the 70s. Don't ask me why, but it happens kind of a lot, especially in the fall. I imagine myself as Jameshimself, relaxing by a small campfire in blue jeans and a flannel- the cool crisp air breezing through the clear Carolina blue sky. Gone to Carolina in my mind...Check out my camper scene:

Here is the view from the top of Lonesome mountain on the way home:

And here's what some of you all have requested- more picutres of the house:
This is the tile I have on the bathroom/laundry nook floor upstairs, a sample of the wood flooring to be used soon, and the shower stall downstairs.

I am writing minimally these days, but do not worry- I am not totally atrophying my writing muscle. I am doing a little Airstream diary for a certain friend. I might write a story on here soon. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

House Details plus some killer bonus material

Current house details:
Upstairs ceiling: white pine from the land with linseed oil
Upstairs trim: black walnut from the land with hippie polyurethane
Downstairs trim: ash and black walnut from the land with hippie-poly
Paint colors: "Earthen jug," "Steamed milk," "Delicious melon," " Tea light..."
In progress: clay colored tile in bathroom floor
Coming soon: hardwood floor of some sort

Special Bonus pictures: A Jenna and Susie impromtu dance at Pop-a-top rock...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bone dry and witless update, brief

It's full on up in here. I am residing in the Airstream now, and the days are getting shorter, so I find myself racing the sun every evening in order to get this or that done before the darkness settles in. Hopey, the lovely and charismatic accident prone plott hound is living with me in the Airstream now as of last night. She has a back injury and will be spending "lots" of time confined in there for the next month to heal. The house is coming along, getting more and more inside detail, which is beautiful and satisfying. I got another camera that works and will post new pictures soon. I don't have internet service at the camper, so world wide web activities are limited to a couple few times a week elsewhere.
This concludes my bone dry and witless update. Have a nice day.