Sunday, June 17, 2007

Signs of Summer

Summer officially starts next week and we completed the final chore that signals summer in our house, the air conditioners went in yesterday. We realized several years ago that we had to do something about the front part of the house, it has a full southern exposure and when we hit the hotter parts of the summer it was at times it close to what the outside temperature was. That was uncomfortable for the humans but it was unbearable for the dogs, so we got a window AC unit for out here and then got one for the bedroom so it was a comfortable temperature to sleep. Of course now that they are in I need to work on getting them settled in to a temperature that is livable.

It has been a busy and somewhat stressful few weeks for me here, E and I are doing a long weekend trip starting next Thursday so I've bee trying to get things done before we go. A lot of those things have had to do with the fact that A is doing a craft show next Saturday while we're gone so there was a definite deadline for them, plus I had a commissioned leather piece to make so I'm behind again on getting stuff done for my Etsy store. I'm trying to not be too stressed about that, but it's hard because I know I need to develop some sort of presence there through regular listing. I also need to come up with some new items as well which is an additional stress. Another stress that came up last night was that A realized that the August craft show we do is the same weekend as her cousin's wedding. She had planned to combine going to the wedding with visiting her father who lives in the same area since she hadn't seen him for several years. I'm certainly not going to say she should chose the show over the trip, that would be ridiculous, but I have to decide if I'm comfortable doing that show on my own since E may be gone that weekend as well. That's something I'm going to need to ponder.

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