It has been a while since i did an update post so I thought i would post some pictures showing what I have been up to and fill you in on some recent news, that sort of thing.
I can’t believe how busy I am for someone without a job!! I am up at 5:30-6:00 am everyday, I spend a few hours checking emails, hopefully reply to some comments on the blog or do a post but time flies by and before i know it the day is gone and I am falling into bed exhausted at 11 at night.
Here are a few pics of the work i have completed on the boat. You have already seen the before pics but I am posting them so you can see the contrast. I have really challenged myself with the work I have done, i had never laid a floor before or tackled a staining job as big as this. i also did a faux marble counter top in the main ‘head” (bathroom) that I didn’t think turned out too.
badly. and I just finished the bar counter top in faux marble also.
These are the galley before. notice the shelf above the stove only goes 1/2 way. That is because there was a fan above the stove but it quit and they took the fan out but left the wood that was around it. When I did the galley staining I made the shelf go all the way across. Sounds easy and I thought it would be but it took me almost a full day to figure it out and make it look like it always was that way. Pretty proud of the job I did.
I have also planted flowers in pots outside and will do a separate post about them. I got some cool planters for free but haven’t taken pics yet.
I also “sewed” curtains for both bathrooms, a curtain for the sliding door in the bedroom and one for the closet I made in the shower stall in the ensuite bathroom. (I hung a rod for clothes and put in shelves for shoes, now I have more than enough storage for all my clothes, even my winter clothes)
Aside from all this work I have started with a new funding office and will try for my education yet again. I have an appointment on Wednesday. But I am still pursuing it through the Better Business Bureau and filed a complaint with them about the other office. We are going back and forth between the funding office and myself, they are passing the buck constantly but i am not backing down. I also have a letter to my MLA almost completed and will be sending a copy to the newspaper.
I have got several chapters of my book done and tons of stuff I have to edit yet, slowly but surely I am working away at it.
Another exciting new event coming up in my life is I was approached by a internet radio talk show called “In My Humble Opinion” for an interview. This Monday, as in tomorrow, I will be interviewed about my experiences with a narcissist and my blog and what people can do to avoid them or get away from them. It will be an hour long interview and he sent me a list of the questions he will be asking so I can prepare. I think it is going to be great!! Very excited!! and a little nervous, never done anything like this before. It is a taped broadcast so I will let you know when it will be airing so you can listen if you like. Wish me luck!!!
My son is probably moving to New Zealand!! good thing I didn’t move to Oliver!! I had a feeling!! Anyway they are crying for trades people in New Zealand I guess because they are rebuilding Christ Church. He has talked to several companies and it looks promising, he is waiting for his passport and then he will be out of here. I will get to see him before he goes but he has no idea how long he will be gone, at least a year and more if they need him. As much as I will miss him, I think it is a wonderful opportunity to travel, see a new country and still make money!! If things work out, who knows i might fly there to visit. I would love to see New Zealand, I hear it is beautiful. He was afraid I would be upset but I was thrilled for him. Of all the countries in the world to go work it is one of my first choices.
So that is about all from my corner of the world. Oh here is one more picture. i made this birdhouse out of driftwood I gathered at the river for my mom for mother’s day. I am hoping to make them and sell them at craft markets this summer. and the bar counter top I finished today, i have to clear coat it several times yet. oh!! one more thing. My son made a table top but never got it finished so I took it and attached it to the railing on the upper deck and made two legs that are on hinges and fold up, and I have started to stain the teak on the deck. They are calling me the energizer bunny. 🙂