Trying to juggle a full time job (seasonal during tax season), keeping up with a full time jewelry business and packing up my home and studio, for the up coming move, is causing me to rush about with a strong desire for one or two glasses of wine. I'd pour a glass right now except it will relax me to the point that I won't do a thing. So I have promised myself I will quit working and packing in about 2 hours and have that glass of wine.
Yesterday, I noticed the house was chilly. After checking out the thermostat I discovered that my heater had decided to stop working. Noooooooooooooooo! I just didn't need one more thing on my to do list. I called Dave, my fixer dude and he said he'd be over in the morning. In the meantime, I have two space heaters, a gas fireplace and a propane heater as back up. (Always the Girl Sout). Living in the mountains has taught me so much. I do have neighbors, but they are few and I am officially surrounded by the Monongahela Forest.
Today Dave showed up and it turned out the problem was some sort of regulator to the gas meter on the outside of the house. That meant the gas company had to come out. They were here in less than an hour and now my little queendom is warm and toasty.
I've been taking pictures of my jewelry out on the back deck. Normally I enjoy this part of the process, but during winter there's usually snow in the air. Most days there's snow and lots of it. So today I experimented and setup my scrap book paper on the ottoman under the living room window. I moved the reading lamp closer and aimed the reading portion of the lamp downward toward the jewelry. I don't think the pictures are as good as the back deck, but all in all, not bad and a hole lot warmer and dryer.
Here's my new dry and warm photography spot
Through this post are pictures of some of the jewelry that I completed this weekend. Most are listed in my on line shop. I am hopeful to get the rest of the items listed before I crack open that bottle of wine, but I seriously doubt it. Maybe tomorrow.
Have a great day!