"I do believe in an everyday sort of magic...the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we're alone." Charles de Lint

Friday, September 9, 2016

There's No Place....

....like home.  And tomorrow I'm heading home.

I've had a great stretch here in Wisconsin with family and my friend Becky.  It was a nice mix of work and play...just the way I like it.  Today Becky and I tackled a big list of touch-ups and fix-ups. We repaired, painted, and prepped, giving her a big boost on several house projects.

I posted a while back about the photo collage wall I created years ago going down to the basement...you can read about it here.  But for quite some time now there has been a big pealing piece along the ledge...driving Becky crazy.

The spot was bad enough that once you started scraping you would end up redoing the whole wall...and there just wasn't time today to redo the whole wall with all the other things we wanted to get done.

I thought I was pretty clever with creative placement of the "no place like home" sign and the problem was not necessarily solved....but at least covered up for now. It's also an invitation for some other creative signage along the ledge which could be kind of fun.  Why not just run with it!

My tools at Becky's included a putty knife, spackle, and paint.  My tool at my sister LaVonn's was her husband Tim's grandmother's Viking sewing machine....which sews like a dream. I reworked and reinvented curtains in her bathroom and laundry room that have been too long or not working for 10 years. 

I get a lot of satisfaction crossing things off a list...especially for friends and family. But it's time to go home and start working on my own list....and THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!


  1. How lucky I am! Creative problem solving at its best!
    Until next time, my friend....