So – It’s not all bad …
We met the tax-day deadline (umm, with 30+ hours to spare!)! And, while Uncle Sam wasn’t so nice to us this year, I don’t have to look for another job just yet.
Meanwhile … DH was busy all day Monday when a major pipe thawed (AND busted) by the barn. Fortunately, we caught it minutes after it happened – and – he has ‘Man Tools’ … Add a helpful nephew with healthy, young back muscles and problem solved! [Yeah, so …our son was working all day, our daughter still has one functional hand, and I just worked an ER-nurse-SRO-weekend tour … Anyway – thank you Tyler!] Here’s a lovely shot that shows off my newly renovated lawn – and removed, busted culprit.
The great news – they got it fixed. THIS means I have running water in the studio again, as well as the house! [Happy Dance!] Which meant wrapping up the taxes was my job. It only took 10 hours, and sleep is over-rated.
But, glass is good. Running water is good. And, if one is bummed about their financial situation, Blondie is always here to help … (Our Neapolitan Mastiff – who loves her some sweets, and won’t let a little thing like a deep jar get in her way …) So, I’m sharing:
Now, all I have to do is attend an A.M. nursing competency class … in T-5 hours. One more deadline, and the studio will be mine!
BTW – here is my sugar skull experiment. It worked (sort of …), but I’d like to see a thicker frit layer. And, the fact that I had to hand-cut the stencil defeats the purpose of my trial. Hmm …