Tuesday, August 14, 2012
sorry we lost our connection....
Here is my evidence...the odometer...an almost empty gas tank. But I was getting about 30 mph here in the city driving...gas is almost $4.00.
I am not sure what DSL is...but somehow we lost it for about 48 hours. I never thought I would say this but I felt lost without the option...my choice...to make a connection with the artists I love even though it through the internet. Ken has been urging me to consider giving up my 14 year old car...my Geo has almost 75,000 miles on it, some new tires, a new windshield, and proper oil changes. But it is costing me a little bit more with each year. Ken has researched ...gone on line...gone in person... checked several options and sales in both Newark and Columbus. I personally hate to but a car...that may be why it has taken me 14 years to consider this once again. In the winter Ken has really want ed a larger 4 wheel drive car ...to help insure safety and to be able to drive up our steep hill during snowstorms. He wants to trade in his SUV and my GEO plus a down payment to make the payments reasonable. He cleaned out my front seat, my backseat, the trunk...anyone who knows me knows that my car is my art locker. Now it looks pretty great..to me but honestly it is just a thing... a car...a necessity for getting to and from my Art activities. I worked in the studio and Abby and Justin came down for a visit. Justin made a great bookmark while I shared some of my ideas for Wednesday nights / family nights. I had several families come in to "check out what I was doing in this busy space" and asked about my work and the Dawes Arboretum "Whispers in the Trees" exhibition. It is remarkable that the totals came out this week for the damage from the June 29,2012 ....443 million dollars of damage. The arboretum had another article about how many months it would take to clear trails and harvest the downed trees for the future New visitor center. I am ever so grateful that I have only lost three whisper panels ...they are still holding up but the leather straps are the most vulnerable part of the actual installation. I am still learning from this unique process. I hope you have a great week in your studios! I am counting my blessings. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart