Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Brief Update

I know you have all missed me and my posts terribly.  And I do feel bad about being absent from my blog lately.  But I actually have some good reasons, which I will cover in a minute.

First, I'd like to report that our Bad Girls of the North craft show in Fairbanks was a huge success.  We think that there was a record turnout on Friday evening.  If I was a shopper, I think I would have left!  I don't do well with huge crowds.

My house is a disaster zone.  In preparation for new flooring (actually, it's my house's first real flooring ever -- we've been living with plywood floors for 13 years.  very embarrassing to admit this here), most of our belongings and furnishings are packed up and living on the deck under blue tarps.  For those of you not familiar with this strategy, it is very Alaskan to use a multitude of blue tarps, wherever and whenever you can.  I'm not a fan of this look, but given what we need to do, this is a necessity.

As many of you know, my studio is located inside my house.  Yes, my entire studio has been dismantled and will not be back to normal for a few more days.  This timing is far from brilliant, as we are in the middle of craft show season.  The actual floor installation will take place on Monday and Tuesday.  It is only after that, that our lives begin to get back to normal.  Rick is certain that I will be searching for missing items all winter long and he's probably right.

No pictures of this disaster are available.  I'm not proud of how our house and deck look right now.  The neighbors are concerned for our mental stability at this point.

On a brighter note, Jet is having a blast running around the near-empty house.  There are few places where his toys can get stuck!

Thanks for sticking with me through my long absences.


Pricilla said...

I have never, in my life, lived in a finished house and I doubt I ever will. Not my first, not my second and not the yurt.

Oh wait! The trailer. The trailer was finished...does that count?

Congrats on the new floors!

cindy shake said...

Feel your pain sister!! My entire studio and shop is either in Rubermaid Tubs, boxes, donated or was sold at the garage sale for our upcoming BIG MOVE -5 minutes away!

ShinyAdornments said...

so does this mean you'll post pics of the wood fabulousness AFTER the floors are done? hint hint


Ina in Alaska said...

Love the ring you got for yourself!!!

Congratulations on the new flooring. I think the worst part is packing everything up so you are halfway there!

I'm looking forward to the Bad Girls ANC show. It's my favorite!!!

Brandi said...

I hate home renos, but I love the results. Here's hoping you feel the same after the floors are done!