Office Update

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Now that I’m back from vacation, I figured I should give all of you an update on the progress of my office.  All I can say is… I’m glad it’s finally finished!

As some of you probably remember from last month, I decided to paint a tree on my office wall in hopes of having a more cheerful writing space.  The entire project only took about a month to complete and I only worked on it when I had a few hours to spare here and there.  The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry in-between coats.  Each leaf took an average of four coats of paint.

I have never painted anything on a large scale like this before and found it to be quite tedious and very challenging at times.  My original outline of the tree had to be redrawn; as I wanted the branches to be able to stretch over to another wall, and my first attempt just didn’t bring it close enough.

Overall I’m happy with the outcome.  I think it will be hard to leave behind my tree when we eventually move.  I’m already thinking ahead of what I might paint in my next room.  Anyway, here’s the pictures… sorry about the quality, the camera on my phone takes horrible pictures.  At least it gives you an idea of how my writing room finally turned out.

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My office before the makeover.  So boring…..
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Painting the background after roughing in the basic outline.
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Starting to take form…
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Bare bones…
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Finally some color!
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All finished!
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So glad to finally have a place where I can shut the door and have some peace and quiet while I write.  🙂

 

Time for a vacation

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Just wanted to let all of you know, that I won’t be around much over the next couple of  weeks.  I’m taking some time off to go soak in the Florida sun.  I probably won’t have the opportunity to read many blogs while I’m away, but I’ll do my best to catch up with all of you when I get back.  I’ve scheduled posts for the duration of the two weeks that I’ll be gone, but I probably won’t be able to respond to comments right away.  Just know that I’ll be missing all of you and I plan to be back around mid-May.  Take care and I’ll be back soon!  ~M

The Dash Button – Why? Just why???

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So I was recently on Amazon, fiddling around with my settings and exploring all that Amazon has to offer, when suddenly I came across, “The Dash Buttons.”  At first I had no idea what these were; I had never heard of them and thought to myself… what newfangled gadget do we have here?  Well, it seems that for the amazing price of just $4.99, (plus free shipping if you are a prime member), you too can have one of these strange awesome little gadgets.  I know what most of you are probably thinking…. What the heck is a Dash Button?  Well, for all of you who haven’t heard of these nifty little gadgets, let me tell you…

amazon-dash-button-1024x576The Dash Button is a device that allows you to order common household items which you may be running out of.  So for example, let’s say you’re running out of paper towels, trash bags, etc.  You simply press the button on the device and it automatically reorders the product for you through your Wi-Fi signal.  I started thinking, what’s next?  Milk, eggs, cereal?  Will we eventually be able to press a button for just about anything we need and suddenly a hover craft will appear and leave the items at our door?  The capability is certainly there….  I am not only amazed, but a little scared to be honest.  Reminds me of the old cartoon “The Jetsons.”  All the Jetsons had to do, was simply press a button in their kitchen, and out would come their food.  I always loved that cartoon… I’m simply amazed though, are we finally getting to the age of the Jetsons?

 


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