I am now back on the kitchen remodel for what is turning out to be phase 2 of a “simple” remodel. The next phase is to open up the living room/dining room by removing a load bearing wall.We have a builder helping us but that is not going to happen till after the New Year because my point man on that project is busy till then. In the mean time I will finish the base cabinets and install the dishwasher, post old stuff, take some inside macro shots and shot as much as the weather allows of things in my corner of the world. Right now I am using unabashed cuteness to drive up my blog stats 😉 by posting a picture of Our Boy.
It has not been a good couple of days for The Bride and I, so I have not had the time to get in any new shoots.With the weather about to turn nasty for a few a bit, it is time to hit the way-back files for something to post. I took the bottom photo several years back at a friend of The Brides and mine fortieth Birthday celebration. All the colors remind me of Autumn. The top is of our beloved Dainty Dot Queen of the World, may she rest in peace.
I put the CV axle back in the car Friday and went through a few more of the folks boxes. I started out the day at the Vets with Dainty Dot Queen of the World and we were hoping she had a kidney/bladder infection but alas it is not. She has stopped eating and has the same symptoms her half-brother had three years ago. The vet thought it was a type of stomach cancer possibly and I fear my little Lady has been struck with it as well. We will watch her for the next day or so but if there is no improvement, well let just say we are spending more time with her and just enjoying the moment.
I was wrapping up the install of the CV axle on my ride and felt the Sun falling fast towards the tomorrow. I remembered a small group of Wood Asters I had spied returning from the vet with my second oldest cat Dainty Dot Queen of the World. The vet treated her for a kidney infection and we hope for a positive outcome but at 15 years old we will have to see. So I took a short break to capture them before the next frost or two gets them. It was enjoyable to just breath in and enjoy the day a little because like these flowers we never know what tomorrow holds. Besides with the universe as our backdrop we all are short timers so enjoy what you have and take a moment to be thankful for even the littlest of things.
Well I had a very productive and enjoyable three days. I still have tons to do on the kitchen remodel and need two new storm doors and a new side door. Yesterday I went up to Indiana and spent time with some of my family. I picked up some boxes of my folks to go through at their old house. After that I went to a viewing of the mother of one of my good friends. As I stood there talking to his wife I realized where the table was for the flowers was where my Pops body was less than a year ago. After the viewing I headed down to one of my favorite places, the shores of the mighty Ohio River in y old home town. Leaving there I headed home and started the process of deciding what to keep and what to get rid in those boxes from my folks old house. This morning I had a photo shoot down by the lake followed by removing the CV axle on our car, reinstalling the motors on our wood pellet stove and firing it up for the first time this Autumn, supper with some great friends and back home to hopefully slowing down and enjoy the last hours of my birthday.
I have been digging through the way- back- files trying to find something worth posting this evening. This comes on the heels of The Bride and I getting home late after enjoying our local playhouse’s performance of “To Kill A Mocking Bird”. The show was so well done that I was seeing red at the injustice done no matter what time this drama would have played out in. Hoping to reflect my mood but also wanting to be hopeful, here is one I took of a model car setting inside the trunk of its twin but real car. Interpret it any way you want but this is my red reflections.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of having my great-great niece dropped off so she could spend the night with The Bride and I. Since we had committed to watch her we had to take her with us to the viewing of one of our friends who died Wednesday. I know his parents better than I knew him really but I knew neither would care. As we stood in the viewing line we saw old and dear friends. Man there is something about weddings and funerals, right? After words we went out to eat and then home for what turned out to be a delightfully quite evening. This morning before she woke I went and tried to grab a few shots of the changing leaves. The sky was overcast and there was a grey tint to the early part of the day but the reds of the fallen leaves stood out again the surprisingly green grass. Like the little bundle of wonderful sleeping in her bed I found this to be a pleasant and wonderful thing. Here are two of those leaves in different setting but I hope like them as I do.
My post last night was my artistic expression of how I felt about the challenges I have faced so far this week. To add to that weight was of the death of a friend of The Bride and I .Now I must confess I am an emotional dude who thinks a lot. Add on top of that I suffer with SAD and though I love Autumn for me it carries some unique challenges. Like being nice when I am tired and cranky. By the way my work is such I have full contact with the general-unfiltered public a lot. So today after running errands I went in search of something wondrous no matter how small. Here are some of my discoveries from our place. Remember finding starts with looking.