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Since my blog is about daily meanderings, this is a mishmash of experiences and preparations. … and working on the house getting “in shape” for Christmas.
By now I finally know what I can’t do without!
1. Good working appliances in kitchen & storage
2, a clean and functional bathroom
3. a good mattress
What is indispensable for you?
This week hubby installed glass doors for shower/tub – they’re beautiful. Having worked in million dollar homes in So. CA, he has a standard of excellence. He went twice to the hardware store just for the right screws!
Our toilet in the guest bathroom kept running over (and it looked like a child seat to me – so low), so he installed a higher one with a bigger connection to the pipes.
Waiting in the car, because I don’t want to get wet …
It’s a special event when it rains in California. It’s super special when it rains a few days in a row! On Dec. 11 we had the worst storm in 10 years in CA. In San Francisco the wind gained speed up to 100 miles/hr. – that’s 3 hrs. from where I live. Here in the mountains the thunder sounded like a giant engine revving up. That day, nature was roaring like a wounded animal! Heard some eerie whistling sounds through the house.
Modified for Mandarin Orange and Orange TGIF
Still getting to know Amador County better. Driving half hour, we at least pass 4 vineyards. They display striking Fall colors now.
This is to remember my mother by, who had a huge pot of these Christmas cactus flowers in bloom by Christmas
Am super excited that they are blooming “in time” (my previous house was a lot darker, so this one bloomed the end of Jan-Feb)
Left: scratch (metal) brushes and steel wool for different effects.
On top: ink. On the right a specific blue ink with a small reflection,
barely visible on scratchboard (which is hardboard with layer of clay, and topped with India ink to scratch on).
First phase – I painted the Neighborhood gang (there are normally about 6 deer, included one male and one bambi) roaming our streets and looking on when hubby builds a retaining wall in the yard. Now it gets colder, more deer are passing through –
Second phase is scratching the outlines of the deer. In reality the contrast is not as stark as it appears on the pic (am not a photographer!)
The hard part now is how far do I go with scratching out…
But Rudolph I haven’t seen yet…. have you?
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(For blogfriends abroad, Rudolph referring to Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, one of the reindeer of Santa Claus)
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