Wednesday, December 16, 2015

So Much To Do As Time Flies

A week til Christmas then the New Year. I need to find a slow it down button. The owners are arriving for the holidays so we have been cleaning this, painting that, plus doing Christmas decorations through out the park and the Rec hall.  As I look at the title of this blog, Living the Artists Dream, I hear myself say, really Sheila??  So, I just signed up to do a 30 day painting challenge! 30 paintings in 30 Days starting January 1st! Time to get back to my dream!!

Let's see, what has been happening. Our neighbors, Paul and Diane, from Canada, and our happy hour group decided to take a trip to the Brevard Zoo.  What a fun day!

There is an aviary and you can purchase nectar in cups and proceed into the "inner Sanctum" so to speak. There you are swarmed by these colorful birds, and sometimes they fight, to get the nectar. It's really a fun experience as long as you are not afraid of getting their toenails dug into you or wings in your face. Once was fine for me!

My granddaughter asked me if I would paint a small piece on copper as a gift from her to her friend for Christmas. They are both dancers so I was able to get this done and shipped. Whew. I painted a small square piece for Kelsey a few years ago as a gift for her first solo dance at her recital.

Now I could show you the pile of unfinished paintings I need to accomplish. (Can you hear my frustration today...sigh) Roger is being supportive by saying, " No excuses, just do it!!!" My little cheering squad.  So that's my afternoon plan!

So, RV news. Our fridge has been dying, reviving, dying, get the picture. Our rv guys, yes a new group, came up the other day to put in new gaskets for our a/c.  They also checked our steps and are putting in to our warranty for a new motor. We were denied new steps because of rust but I'm sure they will allow for a motor. We asked about our refrigerator and he told us that the ammonia wasn't running through all the time because of age and debris.  Our option was to replace it with the same kind, a Norcold double door rv fridge, ($4000.00) or buy a residential refrigerator. Less money and no propane. All electric.  We are covered with our warranty, but with depreciation, we would never be able to swing for a new Norcold or want to. Our neighbors have the residential fridge with the freezer on the bottom. Oh yes, I was excited to think we may get that!!

I asked how they would do it and they told us they would either take out the front window and pull the old out and new in or through a side window. It should be quite a show. I then said that we were going to pull the rug up, oh, forgot to mention that, and put in plank vinyl boards. They said, oh...we do that too!!!! I am so doing the happy dance here right now. Our rug is beyond disgusting. Three dogs, rain, grass and mud, us. Beige rugs are crazy. So we went to Home Depot and looked at a heavier vinyl called, "Allure". Perfect for our "Allure" Country Coach. We were first thinking the tiles and doing it ourselves but after doing some research and seeing there was a possibility of tiles popping up here and there, (us doing it), we decided the heavier floating floor and Rons RV repair doing it. Color??? The lighter wood look or one to match our cabinets. I love that we don't have to go somewhere else and they can do it all right here in our space!!

So, a lot for the new year!!! I better be painting right?!! 

So, have a great day, signed up for a months worth of Internet service, so you'll be hearing from me more often now. I'll let you know in a few days about the 30 in 30 days paintings.!!



  1. Yep it full speed ahead at the moment,love the painting you did for your granddaughter,xx Rachel

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