The Ciel Show

Saturday, March 14, 2020

It isn't just enough TP to last through summer...

Yes, it's good to stock up some things to keep a longish-termed sequestered life something like normal. Though not so good to hoard so much that nothing is left for those behind you in line. That's just not neighborly. We are wondering here about a facebook post we saw offering a partially used roll of TP for $15--whether it is a joke, or actual profiteering. But all our efforts to socially distance ourselves in hopes of avoiding this current bug are probably futile. It gets around so slyly, so... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Still cleaning...

It's the last open-windows day for a while--supposed to snow tomorrow. We have reached the rug-shampooing portion of the closet cleanup. The plan is: disinfectant spray, let sit a while; vacuum again; shampoo; spray. Then I can consider putting clean laundry back in there, shifting yet-to-be-washed stuff downstairs, clearing my bed so I can sleep there again. Meanwhile, the kitchen is also undergoing massive mousive adjustments involving reconfiguring the panty. Now all the mouse-proof goods... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Clean-up continues...

More loads of laundry today, after a night spent in the guest room. My own bed is still buried under closet stuff. The birds have settled in pretty much, with the orginal two mixing now and then with the new three. The bigger cage fits right where the old one did, and very neatly though it is bigger. The legs are shorter, though, so it is not over-tall for the space. https://www.flickr.com/gp/therovingeye/9g848o You can swim down the photo stream to see some of the fun costumes at WhimsyCon, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Embers tried to tell me...

I should have listened. As I celebrated the mice not being in the kitchen anymore, I saw one skitter by along the back of my bedroom closet. Today I am discovering just how much they have made themselves at home there. Eww... This is gonna be a laundramat job, and getting new vacuum bags, and using a gallon or so of disinfectant job... And it will be traps time for a while. Send vibes of sympathy... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

CCT wrote of gardens...

My mother died when I was a little more than 3, so we never reached the time of mom-and-daughter chats. But some things she shared with my father, he later shared with me. This is one of those things. She kept, she told him, an inner garden, where she tended the plants and flowers and was at home with herself. She didn't mind if someone looked over the fence, but she only invited friends in through the gate. Only particular friends were welcomed to the inner paths, into the heart of the garden.... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Oh deary dear...

I should have gone to the credit union first yesterday, and gotten my rent in the mail before taking the truck in to have its brakes checked. They are breaked. Worse than I thought, so I didn't get the truck back by yesterday evening, and they don't work weekends, so... no vehicle to get to the credit union. Not until Monday. Same for picking up my prescription refill. Same for meeting up with someone whose pirate type telescope I am buying. My grandson, now living next door with Charlie and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Out of the blue...

So, here is this nasty international bug going around, and travel through large international airports carries a definite risk. Some airlines have decided to allow customers to postpone or cancel flights, and get either a credit or an actual refund. United is one of those. Delta, with whom I booked my return flight, so far is not. So, the Seattle trip is off for now, though it may end up costing us a $200 cancellation fee. Delta may yet change their policy on this under these special... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

"Branching Out"

Here's the first photo wall at the Thrive Salon here in the springs: https://flic.kr/p/2iyptz4 It has been a busy week as Charlie builds his Auto-Billiards game, prepares to run some chat panels and set up his writer table and art show displays. The boxes of his two self-published books arrived today so he will have some merchandise in that department. Kinda last minute on the delivery, but better than the last time when he had only one sample to show. He also does up the numbers for the tax... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Yoyo weather

Cold and windy and a bit snowy today, again... but the forecast is for 50s and 60s F over the weekend. Another convention this weekend: Whimsycon, devoted to all things Steampunk! I like Steampunk! It is imaginative, it has historic elements and is all about 'found' arts, re-invented, re-imagined. Of course it has its icons that get so overused they become simply too trite, like goggles and gears: all the followers have them. But there is still true imagination in the movement, at the leading... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

and here it is, snowing again, again...

Yesterday, 50s F and today... dropping from 40 in the early morning as the cold wind blows in, and now in the 30s somewhere. The roads are again white, but were dry yesterday, so driving seems not impossible. I finished the photo wall at the salon/gallery Thrive yesterday, but naturally forgot my camera. But on the way home, stopped at Chippy's, the new English fish'n'chips place, and negotiated another consignment deal there for their English goodies shop next door. Meanwhile, I was invited... Sign in to see full entry.

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