Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Here I am, on the heels of the third job I've had in Bozeman since we moved here in February. Three jobs in six months. That's a record for me. I never thought I'd have to step so quickly backwards and downwards to make ends meet, and still, here I am with nothing except my family, my partner, the kids, and a clean house. It has to be clean, after all. What else am I going to do with my time?
Well, maybe spend this time, really spend it, with my kids. They're beautiful. The boy is 4, and he's bright, energetic, and curious. He loves Iron Man, and he LOVES his baby sister.
The girl is 6 months here in a week or so. She's beautiful. Red hair and a smile that she busts out as if she's just reminding you that life is worth living. Big, curious blue eyes, and the beginnings of a chuckle that is as contagious as it is disarming.
I guess my point in celebrating these kids is that there is a pretty significant low in my head, a low that feels like it's drowning in a fog of failure, defeat, ineptitude, and payments for decisions made years ago. Still, in this fog, occasionally I see another face, and these faces are representative of unending love. I am so thankful.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Here's a different project, one of three sand-blasted signs for a local dentist. This sign was stained, and then I used a color called "Chamois" to paint the letters. I'm finding that attention to detail here is crucial in preventing touch-ups, an inevitable step, but the fewer I have to do, the better.
Here's another sand-blasted sign. The paint is all down, and we're just waiting on vinyl lettering and graphics and the pin on the bottom that makes it official.
This is the same sign (albeit with a blurry picture), to show what the finished product looks like. We should be installing this one next week.