Saturday, August 08, 2009


It can be difficult to endure the summer week-end festivals here. There's barely a lane to drive thru in front of my house today.
Photo by SnaggleTooth Aug 2009
It was dry enough to mow the lawn, but too many cars were parked on the edges of it, so nevermind. I wanted to take a few trips out with stuff, but was so blocked in from backing out easily, nevermind.
I'm reminded why I don't like being in the city. Too many people... I couldn't sleep well due to all the slamming doors as visitors parked. So altho I allotted six hours to sleep, it was interrupted. This building is far from sound proof, n also tends to vibrate with loud noises outdoors.
I'd waited hours before errands, n the traffic was the worst it's been in town all year. I was even blocked in the gas station with a motorcycle caravan coming from the festival way on the other side of town. I stopped for a few center wharf pics. It was backed up down the Ave all the way home, n alot of time was wasted sitting there.
Things just didn't get done today as originally planned, so now the rest of the week, while working again, will be back to double-duty. I'm feeling so fatigued, I kinda have to take it easy, tho am stressed knowing I can't afford to...
There's a fan exhausting the air out the backroom window now, to improve indoor air quality, n a sheet of plastic over the door. The mold (poisoning) has been affecting me, so I have to be careful not to spend lots if time in there. Priority is the wall-washing with vinegar which kills mold naturally, to slow it down. The black stuff had been spreading, n darkening both walls all the way over, floor to ceiling on the wall surface. Only the corner has it inside the plaster tho-
Some re-packing is getting done today. The old boxes are so dusty, n the mildewed ones need to be tossed before relocating to unaffected areas. I found the old, gold-leaf, bone-china tea cups from France in the dingiest box! Two of the set are chipped- So finally got them bubble-wrapped in a plastic tub. Next will be the small, china, horse statue collection, n the large Breyer model horses collected all thru my childhood (over 50). If I could part with these things, I could get alot of bux. (whenever I get time to devote to the task, that is).
My back-room emptying has considerably slowed this week. I'd so rather sort than miss-mash a bigger mess for later. There's quite a bit to go thru in storage already. I feel tired just thinking of all this to do. I'd rather feel relaxed n play with paints n music. I'd rather not dwell on this negative, moldy situation, or even have to deal with it at all! (*rats*)
Back to the grindstone...


At 7:39 AM, Blogger G said...

Wow, that pic reminds me of my street whenever someone throws a party. You can only drive down the middle with just enough room not to scratch the other cars.

At 10:37 AM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Out of curiosity I checked out Breyer houses on eBay, some go for a lot of bux indeed. That's cool. Maybe a nice little retirement fund for you?

I know what you mean about dreading the sorting, I've been slogging through a ton of it with more to go but hopefully it won't last forever.

Off for coffee and bacon now.


At 2:30 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

Wow - it looks like you are right in the middle of things. Too bad you can't charge these folks for parking. :)

I'll bet it was fun to see your old friends the china cups and horses. But I don't envy that task.

At 2:53 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

G, My road is narrow to begin with, n a few larger vehicles had to turn back at the corner!

JanF, I love the stupid things- will cry if I sell them- Some of the best ones unfortunately got broken legs due to toddlers going crazy with them- I used to use them as paint subjects-
I put too much in storage without sorting already- taking up needed space- now running out-
Still have to sort collected Magazines to sell! No time for it-

I live just a couple little blocks from the bandshell/bluffs where all the fun is. I'd like to 've charged the folks who parked across the lawn in a few places, but I was too sleepy at the time!
I'm too fond of these collectables, n they'll pay off, but I want them! I'm pooped of washing this stuff!


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