but not enough to change my mind. She just fits my budget………..ok, she str- et -che s it.
8 x 12 side lofted barn
She’ll fit so gracefully next to GG.
Hard to wait the 2-3 weeks for her to get here.
She’ll need a name. My car’s name is ‘you can do it babe’ maybe my studio could be call ‘stretch a sketch or something.
Settling down in one place was not my plan, but with the expenses of my car and now my studio, I’ll need to sit still. Fortunately I love where I am (except the wind) Having my own space for creativity makes it a excellent trade off. Who knows, maybe I’ll sell some art to help finance this new expense .
I would never have had a studio if I had not done what I’m doing.
I didn’t even know I wanted one.
Sometimes taking a chance and just doing, is what you need to do instead of ‘wait and see’. no time to wait, time is a wasting.
similar but not the same as mine will be.
I used a lot of water yesterday while making dinner and cleaning up.
This morning my shower was full of brown water.
I thought the worst of course, afraid it was not gray water that was floating my shower rug but looking closely and sniffing, I realized it was wash up dishes water and ran out to empty both tanks.
With a sign of relief, I see the water draining and the ring of oil from my pasta sauce and soap suds clarified it was from the gray water tank.
I didn’t know that would happen, did you? But of course it’s obvious to one who thinks, where else could it go? I don’t remember to empty my tanks daily, now I will, glad it wasn’t the black water tank.
I guess the same could happen, but up the toilet.
I’m finally having my thank you dinner for the guys that helped me while I was in TX. A simple meal of appreciation. Pasta with my special sauce, yes, you know all about my sauce, if you have kept up with me, it’s going back into the pot, it smells real good, still chunky in a good tasty way. It’s not supposed to be windy today so I’ve taken a few colorful items out side to cozy up my space, I’ll have to take back in later as high winds is expected for the next 4 days.
I’ve decided on the outdoor storage unit to be my studio and now it’s up to financing it and getting it in place for me to fill up with art supplies. I’m excited!
My change of plans may sound less exciting than traveling about but I feel good with staying put, besides financially it’s the best option for me now and I’m good with it.. Also, I can still make short trips leaving my studio here keeping the space rented. Imagine how this space will look with my studio and when my seeds grow up to be sunflowers, morning glories, and more.
……. the simple life is not simple to get started. Taking baby steps here, trying not to complicate life too much, soon I will have everything I need and more, I’ll need to limit ‘the and more.
I’ve been reading about how to write a great blog, let me know how it goes………..you will know sooner than I will if my efforts improve your reading.
I appreciate you.
It’s about 4:40 and I blew fuses using the Instapot at the same time as the oven, I was trying to use the fry setting on the oven to make sweet potato fries while warming u the spaghetti sauce.
I need 3 fuses of the blue ones and replaced a couple others but I ran out of the blue size, thought oh damn! No dinner tonight what will I do with all this meat sauce! (wrong thinking, someone would lend me fuses)But when I rechecked the switch the Instapot started so I’m still cooking but can only cook one thing at a time. Forget about the fries, they weren’t turning out as I thought anyway. So wine, tomato sauce, pasta, and Texas bread, and more wine (my daughter always buys this Texas bread for her pasta dishes and i buy it because it reminds me of her) So no other vegetable or salad tonight as I didn’t feel like going to town to buy fresh vegetables and frozen don’t seem to special to offer company.
so I’m on the floor on my belly looking for the blown fuse when a huge gust of wind, rocked the RV, I scooted out the door to see what damage and all my plants, chairs and rugs were topsyturvy, plants tipped over. It’s not supposed to be windy today, not till tomorrow.
I think we’ll be okay.
I’m delaying this post to add photos of our dinner.
Dinner was good! Company with Friends , conversation was fun, they even thought taking GG to Panama was a possibility!
Frank got here a bit later than he promised and was not happy on arrival. He’d had an rude incident in the dog park before he got here and was running late and not in the mood for anyone questioning his plan of action related to my roof.
Neighbor was out of line and should have realized she didn’t need to know exactly how Frank was planning his work and wasn’t able to recognize his mood and to leave him to his job.
He lost his cool
Honestly I was loosing my cool too but not with Frank. My neighbor would not keep quiet even as I asked her to to stop several times, to let him do the job. She seemed to need to have the last word, keeping Frank from getting the work started.
He was agitated and later was unhappy with himself for not handling it better.
It was not her concern
Frank got up on the roof and said, oh this looks not good, I see wood. ( or something like that) and I see a wrinkle in my ceiling that wasn’t there a week ago.
The roof should have been done two weeks ago, before the pounding rain made a difference on my roof. and the wind blew bits and pieces of it away.
Frank says he got to it in time and he can fix it with this other expensive stuff he (I) bought no risk of mold because it is dry here.? True?
Then he texted me “don’t let anyone walk on your roof for 2 days”
How does a professional person with a good income and few needs end up poor?
Poor planning and too generous “helping” others.
I thought maxing out my credit cards at this stage of life could be a good way to finish up, unworried about the future because the future doesn’t matter anymore. except when the future doesn’t come soon enough, and you’ve maxed out your credit. I haven’t been even close to maxing my credit ….yet.
But today when I decided on the outdoor storage unit and thought to finance it because I don’t have $3000 to spare… It was suggested I should get financing and so I applied for a personal loan from my credit union and I was refused, too much debt related to income. Yeah! I have been using my credit and my income stays the same.
Neither would my credit card give me a personal loan. So this is the face of a poor woman who didn’t know she was poor until she wanted /needed to buy something.Until recently I considered myself in decent $$ condition,, setting up a new life style has not been cheap, but I’m reasonable and only want to keep myself comfortable. But maybe too comfortable , stretching too little too far.
But I ordered my building today, in spite of all that, I put it on my credit card that somehow gave me $50,000 to spend but won’t approve a $3,000 loan. Im sure they would not have approved 50,000 credit card today. I guess my advise would be to make sure you have adequate credit before retiring because you may not qualify later.
I could have found a cheaper unit but the quality would not have been as good nor would it have 850 sq ft to work in. Resale value would be better, besides maybe I can live in it! Really, why not? I think it has more space than my RV does. Add electric, which eventually I would, maybe even water…
Probably not water.
I’ll need to get started painting or producing something of value to increase my flat bottom line.
I dislike worrying about money, so I don’t do it. That may be the reason I’m in this predicament. I’ve given more than I’ve received and sometimes am surprised how that turns out, I could use a few of those ‘gifts’ now!
So I thought I needed to write this on my blog because it’s all about me here, and I want honesty and humility and empathy for others in similar circumstances to be comfortable visiting here and leaving comments.
Almost time to turn on the AC, though I still needed my electric blanket two nights ago, it was chilly.
It’s a beautiful Day in Caballo.
I couldn’t sleep all night, really, not a wink, got out of my bed reluctantly this morning blurry eyed and tired but I had to get hold of Frank, it’s a beautiful day, no rain nor wind, to do my bendito roof. He says he can’t do it until Thursday, weather says Thursday will be windy. Well see what happens tomorrow, will he come, he said he’d try.
Or will I be really PO’d?
I couldn’t sleep because I spent hours online looking at storage sheds at home depot. I have decided to get one and now I’m anxious to get it done, my massage chair looks pretty comfy. and I want it inside my little studio where I can play at being an artist and perform illegal Acupuncture ( for free of course).
I’m trying to help Becca start up a website, not that I have much more experience than she. I’ve been ‘trying’ to make websites for awhile now on many different sites with very little success but not really trying too much, maybe that’s the reason of little success, but what is success related to websites? I guess it would be how many people read you…..OTHER THAN family and friends. I love it when I see that someone has found me other than from FB, right here for example. Oh oh, Becca gave up, we’ll try again after a good cry.
I’m making a thank-you dinner for the guys (and wives) that helped me while I was gone and kept my flowers alive. I’m thinking spagetti and I’m making a meat sauce in my insta pot.. I really hope I don’t mess it up, I’m making it now. I have both hamburger and pork but could have used more tomatoes, I’m hoping the slow cooking will meld the favors. What a mess it is to cook in my tiny kitchenette. I should have taken pics, you would have laughed, but I’m getting it done. I have too much food here, I plan to cook I have what I need and then have a B&J sandwich with a glass of wine!……..what’s wrong with how I spelled spagetti?
I don’t know. I bought this bottle for $35 to help with whatever ails me, insomnia, pain and what not but have seen no result on any of these concerns. The woman that sold it said several of her clients had used it on their skin cancers with good effect so I’ll try that at least locally as I see I have one spot where my glasses irritate my skin that will need to be removed at some point, think how wonderful it would be to be able to treat the skin cancer locally instead of having it burnt off leaving a scar. No harm trying.
I am so happy to be where I am right now in at this instant.
And I’m sure I will feel the same sober.
mentida, I’m fine just a bit of drinkypoo with my friend Marie
I like where I am so much that I have no plans to leave here, which was not my plan. My plan was to travel all about the country side visiting parks and public lands. I could keep traveling finding new places to stay but why? I sometimes feel like I have not acomplished what I set out to do, travel, boondogging here and there, but why should I if this works for me? And it works for me now.
By the way, My landlady, CJ has a guest house for $25/night so come visit me!
I’m going to buy a storage unit big enough to have windows where I can paint and do my artisty stuff and maybe even see a client or two. My massage chair arrived today, (great idea Nancy) My landlady seems to think I’ll be able to see clients here, even if I don’t it will be good to have a small studio right here as my RV is a bit tiny for business or art making.
Today I bought plants and planters, so excited to start seeds for a small garden of flowers, cucumbers, and lavender, plants are expensive so I have just a few for now, my space will be so beautiful when the seeds explode. Wow, everything I want right here in my small space. Could anyone feel richer than me…I? It’s good to have few needs, a simple life, few obligations, friends and peace of mind every day………..
But my smart car is making worrisome noises. Now it’s something in the left front area sounds noisy, maybe this wasn’t the best choice for a towed car. To do anything to it I would need to take it to El Paso, the only authorized repair shop close-ish by. I’ll see about it mañana. It drives okay except for the noise, thoughts?
It would have been a perfect day to do my roof today, sunny but not too hot, no nasty wind and more important, no rain. Where is Frank? Where is my roof guy? We really should get this done before the monsoons arrive. Does NM gets monsoones rains? I don’t know but my landlady suggests we get it done before they arrive.. Frank is a good guy I’m told, also I think he may be the guy to ask about pot availability in this area. Could this be why he hasn’t been around, busy being blissed?
Have I told you about my experience with pot? I think it is something an old girl should try at least once. I’ve tried it a few times with no sensation of anything happening until I smoked with my friend Robert. Those walks we took to the lake had the added interest of smoking his pot. He used a little pipe and it was easy to grab a bit of smoke and hold it without coughing much but I felt nothing at all, while he was there being blissed. He said try it again several times and I did until WoW I felt it and it was Not Pleasant. I felt unsteady unable to put one leg in front of another and needed to be guided home. It didn’t last long, I’d like to give it another try, maybe not outside or somewhere I don’t have to go far to get home, or at home. It was interesting, a feeling of not being in charge of myself or my limbs. What was going on in my brain? Why is this something deemed agreeable and why do I want to keep trying to reach the state of bliss advertised ?
Because I can.