Monday, January 22, 2007


Well, do you want the good news or the bad news first? Oh, the bad news? Well, the RV needed new back brakes (the calipher froze on the rotor and ground it down, so the rotors needed to be replaced. I think I got the terminology right). $1,000. The radiator is leaking and there's an exhaust leak that's making an engine sensor come on. They want another $2,000 for that, but I said I couldn't afford it right now. Hopefully, it'll keep until this summer. Less than 3 weeks until we leave for Florida.

The good news? I finished another ACEO! There's a story behind this one. Last summer the Minnesota Zoo had to destroy a family of meerkats because a 12 year old girl got up a tree and over the fence far enough to try to pet one of them, and one of them bit her. Because the parents wouldn't let her have the rabies shots, and the zoo didn't know which one of the meerkats bit her, they had to put the whole family down. Shortly after that I started watching Meerkat Manor on the Animal Planet, and they are such neat animals, I decided to do the drawing and name it 'In Memory Of.'

I also fired up the kiln last night & annealed the latest batch of beads. There were some nice ones in there.