|I did manage a little moonset photoshoot this week!|
i feel like i need to come up for air…. life has been kinda crazy lately and i have been out of touch. 2 things have pretty much taken over my time and attention (not to mention my bank account!) the first is that a few weeks ago, during some minor maintenance on our deck, even though on the surface things looked fine….. extensive termite damage was discovered and we ended up having to have the entire thing dismantled and rebuilt.
it turned into a pretty huge project. we live on a steep hill and it’s not an easy job. and given the fact that the deck is the first thing you see when you drive up the hill and we spend so much time out there…. well, it had to be nice and had to have a shade ramada because it faces south. we are on the homeward stretch now, but if you have lived through building projects, you know that it can be quite disruptive to your life!
the other thing i have been totally obsessing on is vacation plans. that just sounds like fun, right? well, the fact is that we really want to get another dog. we have already started looking and maybe that wasn’t wise. because now we feel pressured. for the last 25 years or so, we have only taken dog-friendly vacations. we promised ourselves that before we got the next one, we would take a “big” trip.
i have spent waaaay too much time on this, but after much consideration of all the factors, and even though we did finally apply for renewed passports, we have decided on the big island of hawaii. we will be leaving at the end of the month and since it’s kind of late notice and we will be staying in several different places it’s very tricky to find everything we want (vrbo’s of course) and line up all the details. i feel like this has become my new full-time job and, yes, it is kind of fun, but i will be so happy when it’s all squared away!
i miss doing my regular creative projects and connecting with everyone, so i’m looking forward to getting back to it. i did manage to add some updates (in italics) to my inside-out project. hope to be back in touch with all of you very soon!!
|Almost done! (that blue coating will be removed)|