News has got out about the new Gallery and Office. Thanks to everyone for their best wishes and offers of assistance.
In between the usual day job there’s been a lot of work gone into it over the last couple of weeks: a bit of DIY, a trip to Ikea, plenty of flat pack assembly and the slow and steady migration of the office up to the new site.
On Wednesday the guys turned up with the new sign to find the Mrs and Me painting the outside. The first good day outside in two weeks – or so we thought – plus a bit of indecision on the colour front meant that this was the first chance. So unfortunately we had to send them back with the sign until the painting was done.
It was a rough day weather-wise but it stayed dry until about 9pm. The gang swung by on the way home from a club and all was well. I even passed in the early hours on the way home from Barry’s and the paint was holding up in the rain.
But when we turned up next morning ready for more work, half the paint job was on the pavement! OMG! We cleaned up the path but now we’re stuck waiting for the weather to improve before we can paint and then the sign needs to go up.
Ironic for a location photographer who is rarely put off by the weather to be hung up like this.
But I spent my first day working down there processing pictures (waiting for the undercoat on the door to dry) and I’ve moved from being a little apprehensive to really wanting to get on with it.
Inside it looks good in there now: I have furniture, I have a sofa and a coffee machine. I’m getting the first batch of pictures for the walls on Tuesday.
So if you pass and the door is open do call in and say ‘Hi’. And say a short prayer for good weather so we can finish off the outside!
Halloween has become a big thing here now. Whilst the kids enjoy the dressing up, visiting neighbours and of course way too many sweets, as each year it becomes a bigger festival it becomes increasingly odd to me that we celebrate it.
This year tragedy affected our household indirectly and for me and one of my children the whole thing seemed more out of sorts than normal.
November is traditionally a time for remembrance.
It is a time to celebrate the lives of people who are no longer with us. My thoughts are with all families who are feeling the loss of someone.
This post was formed on 1st November and left unposted. Tonight I saw the news footage from the Armistice Day Ceremonies in Dublin. It is important that we remember those who gave their lives for our freedom on all fronts. I’m glad that the thousands of Irishmen who died fighting in Europe are finally being recognised.