Sunday, January 31, 2010

Something in Between?

Sometimes I am overwhelmed. Sometimes, underwhelmed. Can I just be "whelmed"?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Updated photos on my Blue Goose renovations coming soon...just as soon as I can find where I packed my camera!

Friday, January 29, 2010

R.I.P.

J. D. Salinger


My second favorite author. He became so after I read "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters."

Also, on January 27, 2010, America's most honest teacher--Howard Zinn--died.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

From Three to One

I'm finally in just one home: The Blue Goose. Whew and hooray! I was house sitting until Monday and did not finally finish moving out of my rental until yesterday evening around 7 PM. Glad to be in.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Universal Time

The backside of my daily desk calendar has little tidbits of trivia. A recent one gives the phases of the moon--new moon, first quarter, full moon, last quarter--in universal time. From what vantage point does one stand to see these phases?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Facelifts

I'm headed in the direction of classic Mexicana colors and decor. You can see this in the kitchen color, I've selected.

Before:


After:

Monday, January 18, 2010

Last Look Outdoors


Side yard.


Canales.


Adobe dog house. Yes. Adobe. With windows and carpet.


The Blue Goose, with Sandia Mts. in background.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Guest room for you to stay in.




My room.



Just wait until you see the changes I'm making! Yeah, that will mean more house pic postings in the future. For tomorrow, we'll take one more look around the outside.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tea/music room, off of main room (door leads back into main room).




Facing north in this room; bathroom ahead on right side.



Inside that bathroom. Full bathtub is out of sight, to the right.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Is "supportive critical mass" oxymoronic?

Further Inside

On into the kitchen, entering from main room.



Looking from kitchen, back out into main room.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My very first piece of mail arrives!
A bill, of course.

Inside The Blue Goose

interior, main room, facing south...


main room, north side, kitchen ahead with bathroom further on; side (tea/music) room to left...

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Blue Goose as seen from the front.



View of front porch. True address is:
5112 Guadalupe Trail, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

(for those sending those Lowe's gift certificates. lol!)

House used to be part of larger property, thus the 10 1/2 thing. That is going away, along with loads of telephone and television cabling that runs in every room.


Friday, January 08, 2010

Home Owner

The government tax incentive worked on this first-time home buyer. You are welcome to drop by "The Blue Goose" any time! More house to post later.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

First Crazy Thing Heard, 2010

On my flight home from Boston on January 2, this announcement was made by the head steward:
I know that you are enjoying the beautiful views of snow-covered mountains, but if everyone will close their shades, you'll be able to see the video monitors better. Thank you.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

2010 Arrives

This little tree is growing along roadside of Massachusetts avenue. I think that s/he will make it.