However, these last few weeks have been task oriented for the most part. First of all, we took the laptop computer in to the Geeks for a tune-up as it was loading so slow, freezing up, and generally in bad health. But first we finally broke down and got a smart phone (everyone say I told you so); a Droid Razr Maxx HD. It is pre-loaded with all my Google stuff; Chrome, Picasa, Google+, Maps, and much, much more. It does all the things my computer does except allow me to comfortably write long missives, which explains why I have been absent from the Blogosphere for so long.
And we have been painting dark wood walls in our tiny closet-sized head. This has turned out to be literally a pain in the
But probably even worse was picking out a couple of matching yet contrasting colors that would lighten/brighten up this dark small space. Honestly, we tried at least 10 of the small sample cans from Home Depot for $3 a piece before we settled on Clamshell for the walls and Pueblo Sand to provide a little contrast for the trim. Now that they have been applied it all just looks pink with very little contrast. And it's too late to start over, and our bodies aren't used to this much contortion! We'll just have to add colorful towels.
|Just a few samples pictured!|
|Pueblo Sand (left), Clamshell (middle)|
Notably missing are pics of the finished product as it is still a work in progress. Touch-ups and clean-up needed, and cabinet doors remain off and drying. Our bedroom received a coat or two of one of the rejected samples, applied over factory-installed wall paper....We actually like the way this turned out.
|With new friends, Walt, Roxie and brother Doug...|
|Actually, we had a tailgate party!|
There have been dinners and happy hours with Sharon and Rodger. Even a much-needed yoga class last night (boy am I out of shape), and of course our hikes in Tucson Mt. Park provide us with such beauty, and more hints of spring on every visit.
|Sharon and Rodger at their winter home in Tucson Estates|
|A new trail explored|
|More signs of spring on the just-blooming Ocotillo|
|A Gambels Quail provides a priceless pose!|
And hasn't it been exciting following Gaelyn's travels in South Africa!