Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I know this post is a little out of sequence…but what a delightful few days in Washington DC. What a trip this turned out to be...spent Monday night at the airport in Phoenix. Just didn't make the midnight flight and the next plane leaves at six am...so logically I decided to stay at the airport, with all the back and forth travel time, it would only leave me three hours at home. Instead I got to watch a few drug dogs being trained, TV news and the chance to take a short nap before being awakened by the new arrivals. Luckily I did get on the flight and thought wow...I am on the way...right...no it was wrong. The plane had problems, we left four hours later, had to wait for a part to be flown in from LA. Made it to Chicago, yeah!... needed to fly into Chicago to be able to get into Reagan Airport that is only ten minutes from the hotel. With forty-five minutes between the next flight, I was cautiously worried about making this connection, but I did. And thought lucky me!
Well this time it was bad weather over DC, that held us on the tarmac for ninety minutes...oh well, we were finally up, up and away. Missed my dinner with friends but got to the hotel at eight thirty, had a small dinner in the bar and off to bed, the convention started at eight am.
And lucky me I got to walk by the White House each day...back side..what a view. It was only a ten-minute walk from the hotel to the DAR Buildings. Told Omaha each day what I thought...great feeling, I know he didn't listen. Met some wonderful people there...learned more about DAR, things that you can only learn and feel by attending the conference. More on this later. Only regret, didn't stay long enough. Should have stayed for the 4th of July parade and ceremonies, will plan better next year.
Posted by New Beginnings at 5:55 PM
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
And here it is! This wing back chair is now all apart, staples removed and pieces and parts numbered and indentified. There was around 500 staples in this chair holding the various fabric pieces and the entire chair I believe together. Fingers are sore today. Tomorrow? I will refinish the legs...want them a few shades darker and then on to cut the new pieces. The new fabric was bought for a dollar a yard at the local fabric store...every Wedsday they have bolts for sale...$1 a yard. So far this chair redo has cost $13 and it will be a bargain. Wish me luck...I took lots of pictures and am hoping I can get it back together.
Posted by New Beginnings at 10:10 AM
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Posted by New Beginnings at 11:25 PM
I think I must thank this young lady ....his previous owner for his good manners. He actually waits for me to go in and out of the door. Heels...and does it with out a fuss. Its now me and my shadow...Buddy.
I am the lucky one.
Posted by New Beginnings at 11:17 PM