Friday, August 31, 2007

Syracuse Sunflower

Syracuse Sunflower, originally uploaded by Melsky.

This morning I noticed a garage sale across the street. I went over there and met the neighbors. They are very nice and also very interesting. I also bought a table and some earrings.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

We are in Syracuse

Me, originally uploaded by Melsky.

This photo was taken at Green Lake. It's a lake that really is green.

I'm enjoying getting settled. The house is looking nice. I went to a girl's night in last weekend hosted by someone who lives up the street from me and that was really fun.

Our house is huge and has a lot of storage. It's hard to believe.

It took a while to get up on the net. This is my second day online in Syracuse. I spent way too much time online today. But I did take a walk and go to the post office and get some household supplies. I also made a peach cobbler that didn't turn out great.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I'm now living in Syracuse

Downtown Syracuse, originally uploaded by Melsky.

I'm in the new house! It's great except there's some plumbing issues like slow drains and horribly leaking faucets that should have been fixed before we moved in. But it's beautiful and quiet. I have a lot of work to do putting stuff away, and then I will be painting some of the rooms. We don't have internet yet so I am using the net at the library.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Painting in Progress

Painting in Progress, originally uploaded by Melsky.

It looks like I will be finishing this one in my new studio. I'm packing up my paints right now. Actually I'm messing around on the internet instead of packing, now that I really look at it.

Today again, fall is really in the air. It's a little cool. I feel great! Whatever it is in the air makes me feel energetic and happy. I hate summer and fall is my favourite time of the year.

Having a Pint

Having a Pint, originally uploaded by Melsky.

This was last weekend. Now I'm too busy working at Dave's office and packing stuff at home and doing last minute things. We move in less than a week, though Dave will be back here so we don't have to be totally final. It's going to be hectic.

This photo made me happy because I can see the muscle tone in my forearm.

Friday, August 10, 2007

It's in the air, I can feel it.

Fall in Trinity Bellwoods Park, originally uploaded by Melsky.

I can feel Fall in the air for the first time today. It's a sunny day and I haven't been outside yet except for the balcony. But there's something in the air, just a little coolness or the promise of coolness. It makes me really happy. Fall is my favourite time of the year.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I didn't get nearly enough done today

I could start just about every blog entry with that. I didn't get enough done today, ever, times ten.

I'm gong to try to spend less time on the internet. I need one of those internet timers like people get for their kids. Do they have such a thing? They should. I need to spend time with the computer off. I am neglecting my painting.

I did at least go to the gym today!

That was yesterday's entry. I forgot to post it. I went to the gym again today. I just got back from helping Dave copy stuff at work. I'm tired. I did no packing or painting today. Just office work and the gym. Tomorrow I think I start on the packing seriously. I keep saying that but sooner or later I will really have to do it. We got the expenses for the van approved from Dave's new work, so that was kind of a relief. I'm rambling.

Toronto General Hospital

Lately I've been into making grainy black and white versions of my photos, the way my photos used to look when I was a photography student at San Francisco City College in 1988.

Monday, August 06, 2007

A line of cars, a line of windows

A line of cars, a line of windows, originally uploaded by Melsky.

I'm so busy. I've been going to Dave's work every day to help him. I'm also going to pack a lot tomorrow. I swear! I may even pack up my paints. I've got insomnia again.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Sorry for not responding to comments

I thought I had it set up so I get comments emailed to me on this blog, like I do on my Toronto Photos blog, but I didn't. I just thought no one ever commented! Today when I was going through some old posts I realized that a bunch of people had sent me comments, some of them on more than one post. So thanks for reading and I will be responding to them in the future.

Right now I'm putting off going to the gym, I am all dressed and everything but that's probably why I am reading old posts on my journal instead of actually being at the gym.

It's exactly two weeks until moving day. We found a great house in Syracuse and someone who lives up the street from it wrote me a nice note because they saw my posting on someone else's blog.

The house is three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a washer/dryer hookup, a two car garage that used to be a stable and it has a fireplace and wood floors and a screened porch in the back. I didn't take any photos of it while I was there, but there will be many, many photos in about two weeks.

I can paint the walls different colors, which is great. We hardly have any furniture and won't have much for a while. I sold my painted table, chairs and couch to the new people who will move into this place. I'm going to be looking on craigslist and at thrift and lower price antique stores. My goal is to have all wood furniture and no pressboard ikea type stuff. There's no ikea in syracuse!

Syracuse on the night of the Jazz Festival

My goal is to paint some today. I haven't packed up my paints yet because I might feel like painting and we are not moving for two weeks. But it's been so hot it's hard to think about painting.