I haven’t posted much this year. Mostly because instead of trying to get higher readership by posting every week, or twice a week even, I decided to only post when I had something worthwhile to say. Or a completed project to share with you. So here is an update for the last few months, using my Instagram photos.
Back in September I made my first stained glass mobile. It was a gift for one of my German relatives who got married over the summer. I can’t seem to stop being enamored with glass circles. Cutting them, connecting them, etc. – I do hope someday to branch out into other stuff!
In August 2016 I shared my mission to virtually bicycle across the US from Ipswich, MA, to the Seattle Aquarium. I am logging all the miles I ride on the recumbent bike at the YMCA & the miles I walk into myvirtualmission.com. I have logged 1,500 miles so far, and reached 50% of my mission.
Ever since installing an automatic cat fountain in the downstairs bathroom last month, Darwin has been using it constantly [HOORAY!]. But the motion sensor is so sensitive the fountain turns on anytime we move past the bathroom door. Jim suggested installing a cat door so we could keep the bathroom door closed.
For a long time I’ve wanted to replace our ugly, old, stained [and sometimes painted] brass hinges and ugly gold doorknobs with silver. I’ve never been a yellow gold person. Or brass. I finally started this project the first week of September before my trip to Germany.
Darwin has always preferred to drink his water from the downstairs bathroom sink. So we have finally wizened up and installed a motion sensor cat fountain for him which he loves!
Last weekend I had to take the squirrel platform down. The issue was mice. Stupid, hangry, devious, mice. They found a hole under the squirrel platform leading into our basement and started ripping out hunks of insulation.
My last Germany 2018 post includes cake, cats, sheep, goats, an abbey, ice cream, a bear cave, and a disco ball man!
My brother-in-law told me my 5th full day in Germany would be a “no travel” day. I was hoping that meant a “relax day” but it was not. He told me they really needed to spend some time in their 2 gardens [land they own, about a 5 minute drive from their house] harvesting vegetables & nuts, and composting the hundreds of apples and pears that had fallen from their trees.
After spending most of the morning on the Island of Mainau, we headed back to the car and drove over the border into Switzerland! My brother-in-law Joachim wanted me to see Rheinfall, which [in my opinion] is the Niagara Falls of Switzerland. Beautiful!