Sunday, March 8, 2009

Today is supposed to be THE day

Wide angle of my living room follows.  This could, as my mother used to say, make a Saint cry.  As could the fact that today was the day they moved the time forward an hour and, needless to say, it took Rafael by total surprise, so it is now 10:17 AM and he has yet to appear, though he did answer the phone when I called and told me how surprised he was that the time had changed......................... There is a big sigh somewhere in that sentence as punctuation, but we will let it pass.  Perhaps I am overestimating the time it will take to get this done and I am sure my neighbors will be glad that the sawing starts an hour later.
Meanwhile, Sienna is enjoying the respite from being locked in the crate, which she will be when the saws come out.
On the other hand, the former studio is ready for its transformation.  I could not get that table out by myself as it has to go into the air to go around the corner and that is just beyond me.  The flatfiles are in the other room ready to go also, but the swap is a two MAN job. 
For those of you who are thinking this thing has dragged on far too long, you are right.  I do think that by maybe Wednesday both rooms will be in good shape and the blog will remain as a record so that the next time I decide to do something like this the sane among you (you know who you are) will be able to link me back to these entries and say "WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?" in a very loud voice. 
Meanwhile, we are now at nearly 10:30 and I am still communing with you, not Rafael.  
The big bamboo stalks, by the way, are going into the corners behind the bed.  I am thinking I might later glaze them celadon color and silver.  Joey says if I string Chinese lanterns between them he will kill me.  That will not prevent it from happening around Christmas however.
It is going to be up to Rafael to figure out how to get them where they are supposed to be.  Well, maybe I will help a little. 
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4 comments:

Gill said...

Oh, I thought those two bamboo poles were for that dance where someone (Rafael?!) has to step between them as they're banged together and try not to get his feet caught...

jordiw said...

Since it is 6 pm and we are just starting the bed, I will bet he wishes that were what we were doing! What a great image that is, thank you for thinking of it. I know that they think I am CRAZY but probably not quite THAT crazy.

nadine said...

twinkle lights would really be happy to live among those bamboo poles.

jordiw said...

Nadine, you can come stay with me anytime. Twinkle lights all summer, chinese lanterns for christmas, little chili pepper lights for the fifth of May.. oh my...