2021 07 07

I wasn’t at all happy with the state or color of the kitchen cabinets in my new house. The finishes were worn and ugly. It was too dark for my liking. I just didn’t like it.

I knew from the get-go, sooner or later I was going to do something about the cabinets and counter. I’m happy to say that my procrastination gene was suppressed. The thing I was able to work on, I did. After all the expenses I’ve incurred recently, I won’t be able to do anything about the counter for some time due to a high cost, and my inexperience/inability to do the work myself. But I do know how to paint, and the cost of supplies was manageable. So voíla, I used some of my vacation time wisely.

Granted I haven’t been taking the photos I would like, but I did get to do a little documentary-style on this project, lol. All good things in all good time. A little more work on my general living space and then I can start working on my studio space, and I’m very excited about that.

2021 07 06

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last post. Time has a habit of slipping away.

I finally took my camera out of storage. I’ve had it packed up since before the move. So many things to concentrate on with my J O B and buying, renovating, and moving into my new home. But things are settling a good bit. I’m done driving for the year. Well, I get a month off before I have to start back. The little time I’ve had already has been quite productive. And while there will always be more to do, I’m happy with the progress on the homeification of my new dwelling. So much so I hope to start taking more pictures. I’ve never taken pictures of 4th of July fireworks before, so it seemed like a good thing to get me back on the horse.

I got several shots I am happy posting. I like shooting long exposure stuff, and not much is as well suited to long expose as fireworks. I feel like I got some pretty spectacular shots. But there is nothing new about fireworks photos. And to most people one looks pretty much like another. But the process was enjoyable to me. It certianly nice to have some of these in my archives.

 I also got a couple good ones at church on the morning of the 4th. They did a patriotic theme. I didn’t want to get too nutty during service as I thought it may be disrespectful. However I spoke with Pastor Williams after the service and he said if I stay in the A/V section and don’t make a ruckus I can shoot all I want. So I expect to take my camera to church more often. 

2021 05 24

It has been a week since my last blog post. I’ve been pretty busy doing this and that, of which not much is particularly significant or worth noting, except to say it was the last full week of school, and the kids on the bus were just extra.

My uncle called me yesterday to chat a bit. I had told him and my aunt I would take some pictures of my new home and send them copies. So, today I made a point to take some quick photos with my iPhone. These aren’t top quality, but they give a pretty good view of my new domicile. There is still quite a lot of work I want to get done. So there is some disarray here. But I’m not going to wait for perfection, as perfection will likely never exist. As my uncle told me yesterday, “when you own a house the work is never done.”

So to my aunt and uncle, I dedicate this blog post to you. Love you, and hope you enjoy these snaps.

2021 05 17

It has been a long while since I posted anything. It’s not because I didn’t want to or because I’m being lazy. I am still determined to make this photography dream of mine work. Or at least create some amazing pictures along the way.

I don’t recall ever mentioning it in this blog space, because it was a fairly private dream of mine. But I haven’t posted recently because I’ve spent all my free time searching for and planning to buy a house. Which I am happy to say has been accomplished. I closed on the property on March 3rd. Every day since then has been dedicated to the restoration and eventually habitation of my new home. And I am proud to say I am writing this blog from the comfort of my new office space.

There is still a great deal of work to accomplish improving many facets of my new dwelling, but it is currently habitable and fairly comfortable. I’ve been living here and working on it every day for the last three or so weeks. With the summer break coming up I’ll have more time to really get things nice I hope. Sadly I’m running out of money now,  which will be a limiting factor in what I can and can not accomplish. But with good planning and a little help, I was able to do most of the things I wanted. I consider myself blessed. Now I need to get to work and put together the studio space I’ve been dreaming about. Soon, I hope to accomplish much more.

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