|Kate rests on fabric originally $198/yard|
It started with Kate testing the durability of the linen fabric I purchased a few weeks ago. If she lets me, I'm going to have new cushions made for two vintage Haywood Wakefield bamboo chairs that I have been storing in the basement for the past 30 years! The seating arrangement will be next to a daybed that I purchased recently from World Market.
|This will look better, I promise, when the new fabric is applied to the 1950's cushions|
Nina is on the market :(
|Nina tries not to take it personally that she is being sold to the highest bidder|
|One and only one evening by the bay|
This is not to say that it hasn't been an active summer around here. In June and July, I did some library consulting work for the Huron Public Library and enjoyed dipping back into library lingo for awhile.
|Dior explores the pet store goodies|
I spent a fun week in California with family and got to meet, Dior, mom's new companion,
|My mom, reading a book on dog training!|
My decluttering project took a huge leap forward when I signed up for a booth in addition to a showcase at the Medina Antique Mall in August.
|If you see anything you need, just let me know....|
This is not to indicate, in any way, that there aren't still a few things in the basement and attic, and two garages.....After all, I pride myself in writing an honest blog!
|Eight ladder back chairs I saved while dumpster diving in 1977|
|Kate eyes a butterfly|
Jack is doing fine, too, although slowing down due to a bum knee. He is 11 and we discovered he can no longer hear us. I don't mind, Ron somehow doesn't hear me either! Jack, too, enjoys a good porch sit.
|Jack is patient and shares with others|
|Ron passes the front porch course|
In mid August, I headed out to California again. My nephew, Kacey, a Marine in Okinawa, Japan was very ill and I was summoned to look after my niece, Kelsey, while my brother, David, and his wife headed overseas.
|Kelsey and I both love L.A.|
|LCpl Kacey Walker Carlson|
I'm happy to report that Kacey and family are now stateside and Ron (who joined me in Ca) and I are both back in Ohio. Recovery from acute meningitis is a long and difficult path and I have no doubt that my nephew will pursue recovery in Marine fashion.
With only 51 days until Election Day, Paulie and I will soon hit the bricks again for door-to-door canvassing, starting with registering to vote forms, and culminating with driving voters to the polls on November 8. Here are my campaign promises: I promise not to use Paulie as a human shield from a rottweiler lunging at us from a screen door this time. I promise not to get a speeding ticket on Election Night when driving to the voting sites. I promise not to interrupt drug dealers to tell them all about the importance of showing up to vote and I promise not to go into apartment buildings with posted no solicitation signs. I also promise not to discuss the issues with my family (except for Kate, Jack, AllieCat, Lucy, and, of course, Emma).
|Cat naps are the best!|