Saturday, September 13, 2008


Today was the Foster Street Art Walk. It was also the Iron Man show at SCRAP, and there was a festival of some sort going on in Beaverton.

I had kicked around the idea of these shows for weeks, and had settled on the Art Walk. It had the appeal of something I've never done, just going out and setting up on a sidewalk along a designated route, and of course the prospect of some sales. On the other hand, doing something I've never done before isn't always that attractive to me. It's a weakness, but I don't know what to do about it. Positive self talk, maybe?

Well, then things began to get a little busy around here, culminating in a trip to Mama's so DH and son could re-roof Mama's garage. I spent the first day banging at Mom's computer, trying to rid it of a boatload of trojans, malware, spyware, and one exceptionally nasty virus. I destroyed them all, which was nice, except that I ended up with the dreaded blue screen of death, a "fatal error" that will require a reinstall of Windows to fix. If I'd been thinking better, I'd have known that would happen when I found out the virus was lodged in the Winlogon directory. Ah, well.

The second day, Mama and I went into town to "play", our term for hitting the Goodwill, and doing a bit of other shopping. We also picked up supplies for the guys, who'd run out of tar paper, needed a patio door lock, etc. We were so non-stop busy that by the end of the day the idea of doing a show I didn't have enough inventory for was paling, and by the time we got home, at 10:30 that night, I had a pretty good idea I wasn't going to have the energy for it.

So instead, I played Garden Hooky! Today was the perfect weather for it, and Bi-Mart had dahlias and mums on sale, and there were three pots of different ground covers on the deck waiting to be planted.

Also, the front bed was looking perfectly, absolutely awful. In a few hours today, I took this:

And turned it into this:

Seems to me, it was time well spent.

I was going to run up to RiteAid and get bark chips to dress the bed, but ended up going out to Sellwood to pick up two microphone stands instead. Don't you just love Craig's List? Two brand-new boom stands, still in their boxes, for $30. Whoo-hoo to a lovely day!


Mokihana said...

Beautiful! Isn't it amazing what you can do even with just a small piece of soil.

DrD said...


I love the word verification this time - would be a good one to make up a definition for - here it is - uogobiay.

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