Sorry I haven't been doing projects lately. I've really been distracted. Raking out leaves from the patio, pulling early winter weeds from the flowerbeds, doing the Thanksgiving Dinner thing, cleaning pots for next year, arguing with people on the Richard Dawkins website (WAY too much time spent doing that).
Ayla (a cat) is in heat again. It's really sad. She has been spayed twice and neither operation worked. She demands a lot of attention.
The rain gutters that I cleaned only a few months ago overflowed yesterday in a storm and the overflow gets into the basement. I have screens covering the gutters and made sure the downspouts are clear, so I can't figure out the problem. I was going to take another look at them today, but it started to snow unexpectedly.
I've been cleaning out my file cabinet. That takes a lot of time and I'm not done yet. And because of that, I am trying to re-write my Will. Not an easy task. And I am trying to search through old letters from my parents to find the information they have sent about their instructions about elder care and funerals. I should have kept notes along the way, but I didn't. Now I have to try to catch up.
A neighbor is having an addition put on the house. The nailing starts at 8 AM every morning. I normally don't go to bed until 2 or 3 AM, so I am not getting much sleep.
I've also been cleaning the basement. Way too much stuff left out and to the point where I couldn't find anything. Cleaning was needed.
And the car needed attention. Not maintenance (I'm good about that), but cleaning. I should have cleaned it when the weather was better, but I didn't. I spent almost a whole day doing that.
And then there were the holiday cards to make. I don't buy mine, I make them on the computer. And it isn't easy. The 2 programs I have to do that suck! One only permits installed clip art and that got boring real fast. The other allows imports but not "French-Fold" (twice-folded) cards. So I figured out how to create French-folds in Excel. It's not easy. Half the text and pictures have to be rotated, I can't delete the boxes around the text half the time, and changing the text colors is nearly impossible. I am a bit inept at that stuff. Took my 2 days to create 1 birthday card, 25 Winter Holiday cat cards and 15 Winter Holiday people cards (my cats have more friends than I do). But I did it and that's done with.
And there was a LOT of garden cleaning to do. I cut down 90% of the tall perennial flower stalks last week, pulled up all the old tomato plants before that,
So, basically, I've been busy with stuff that was not "photo-interesting".
I'll try to get back at the boat canopy and other projects soon.