Further progress on The Starry Rise came to a stand still over two weeks ago, as I suspected it would. With my folks coming to visit, we needed to finish up renovating a bedroom, as well as board up the Pit of Doom we dug outside in front of the house.
We temporarily moved the contents of that bedroom to another part of the house (the living room), until the project was done then moved everything back and began to clean, clean, clean. I’ll tell you, plaster dust gets into everything everywhere, but we got the house sorted out enough just in time for my folks to visit from the East Coast.
About a week and a half ago, my folks arrived and are now currently making their way home, having had a wonderful time, and for the past few days, I’ve been assisting Sean with setting up for the Cambridge Studio Tour & Art Sale happening this weekend, September 22 & 23, 2018.
Due to the renovations we started in the basement earlier in the year, which involved tearing out a brick fireplace mantel and a wall, and since the Pit of Doom at the front of the house has reduced the insulation to Sean’s studio in the basement, we moved his studio upstairs into the dining room, and the dining table shifted into the kitchen, and voila! We know live in what seems like a different kind of home.
I’m very much ready to enjoy what will be my last event for the year. Even though, I’m not officially on the Studio Tour, I will be helping out Sean. My publications will be available for sale and I’ll be around for anyone who might want to chat about books or writing or anything else for that matter.
I’m looking forward to slowing down the pace after this weekend, and getting back into writing regularly. The Starry Rise is calling to me, as well as the kind of exercise that doesn’t involve swinging a hammer or a shovel or a paintbrush.