Sunday, July 20, 2014
Back in October 2007, Richard and I tiled our guest bathroom while our house was still being finished. Because of our Southwestern look, we had a photograph that Pa took at Hovenweep National Park, Utah, made into a tile mural and put it over the bathtub. This is what it looked like.
Despite being sealed, over the years, the tile photo has degraded, due to water damage from the shower. Our neighbor has touched it up (she's a painter) and afterwards, I sealed it again. However, despite her excellent painting on several occasions, the picture has deteriorated even more. I finally made the decision to peel it off the wall.
It didn't take much. A couple hours work with a nail file, a scratch pad and water, and the Hovenweep mural is no more. Maybe one day I can replace it with a better tile photo application process.
The smaller photo tiles I have scattered on the other walls are intact and still look great.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
My beautiful Flint has stepped over the Rainbow Bridge to be with his lifelong pal, our princess, Echo. He was my faithful, loyal companion all of his life, I chose him because when we went to the Humane Society to get a dog, he ran up to me, stuck his head between my hands and begged to be petted. He was my defender, no one could get near me if he thought they could be a threat…even Richard. He had to be in whatever room I was in, and when I left the house, no matter who was here, he wailed piteously, as if he’d lost his best friend. And now, my heart is broken again. I have lost my little prince.
September 2002 – July 9, 2014
“And this puppy he lived with only one thought, to love and be loved by me.”