Monday, June 18, 2007
A Different Kind of Inspiration
I’m still here!
This seems to be the cry of quite a few artist bloggers lately ... I guess summer days are busy days for everyone! I just wanted to share a few glimpses into our beautiful new neighborhood.
We’ve been here a little over a week and so far I’ve:
• changed a flat tire
• buried a dead raccoon
• chased Trixie (who has no country sense) almost a mile down the center of the railroad tracks after she gave me the slip, and when I finally caught up with her it was because she had cut her feet on those rocks they use in between the ties and she could barely walk so I ended up carrying 45 pounds of panting dog almost all the way back to the house. I’d carry her until I was too tired, then she’d walk a little until her feet hurt too much to take another step, then I’d carry her again, and on like that until we finally made it. I felt like I was in an Incredible Journey movie or something.
Ahhh ... life in the country! This week we’re getting the plumbing worked on so we can have an indoor bathroom ... we’ve been doing without running water for a week (our neighbors are generously allowing us to use their faucet, we have a port-a-jon out back, and we’ve been showering at my parents and cooking with bottled water.)
One thing’s for sure ... I’ll never take hot water for granted again!
I think we should rent the flick Cross Creek tonight ...