* Picked up new printer from office store.
* Found superbright tube lights in narrow pairs. :D 3q3q3q !!!! We're going to put two pair in the library, upgrading its lighting to brilliant, and one pair in the foyer, bathroom, and closet which do not require as much light.
* Bought six 12x12" mirror tiles for the bathroom. Determined that fixing the mirror itself is feasible on this trip, but the area around it (where the cheap crappy wallpaper is coming loose) will need to wait for the next round in October. Our handyfriend is having enough fun to have suggested a subsequent trip. We are happy with this idea.
* Discussed the possibility of upgrading a bathroom window, currently covered with crappy plastic, to a textured glass pane instead of trying to replace the whole damn thing with glass blocks. The feasibility of this will depend on the construction of the window, and would have to wait for later, but we were in a glass store and I saw their very pretty display of glass options so I brought it up.
* Looked at more towel bars and found that almost all of them have crappy unstable construction. So I'm going to see if anything better is available online, and if not, we can get the boring but sturdy one we saw earlier.
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* One bookshelf has had its broken shelf repaired and others upgraded to metal brackets. Another has been declared nonrepairable.
* Two chandeliers have been fixed so all the bulbs light up. We'll need to get new candle sleeves for a couple of the sockets though.
* Two wooden chairs have been glued and strapped to stabilize loose parts.
* An outdoor porch light has been fixed so it lights up now.
I may have forgotten stuff too. Yay, progress!
EDIT 4/26/17: We went out to look at fixtures. Bought a new showerhead for the back bathroom, which is dual-function stationary ring with removable handheld head. Discussed possibilities for lighting but haven't bought anything yet. After seeing the available options, I successfully lobbied for upgrading rather than just repairing the old fluorescents in the new part of the house.
The first of the grass seed that I sowed in the forest yard is starting to sprout. Yay. Yay.
What good news have you had recently? Are you anticipating any more?
Participation was modest, with 9 comments on LiveJournal and another 21 on Dreamwidth. A total of 9 people sent prompts, none of them new.
Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the April 18, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"Her Wilderness Like Eden"
"What You're Living For"
"You Who Have Fed the Hungry"
"Define Your Own Reality" (Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink, April 19, 2017, outside fishbowl)
"A Realm of Your Own Being" (Polychrome Heroics: Danso and Family, January 20, 2017, fishbowl spillover)
Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, see the unsold poetry list for April 18, 2017. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.
All currently sponsored poems have been posted. Donors this time include: Anthony & Shirley Barrette, janetmiles.
The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.
Today is sunny, warm, and breezy.
EDIT 4/25/17: Round 2, I planted a butterfly weed beside the barrel garden and prairie onion in the septic garden. Then I watered plants.
I have a linkback poem, "Lead Us in Peace" (18 verses, Clay of Life).
If you're interested, mark the date on your calendar, and please hold actual prompts until the "Poetry Fishbowl Open" post next week. (If you're not available that day, or you live in a time zone that makes it hard to reach me, you can leave advance prompts. I am now.) Meanwhile, if you want to help with promotion, please feel free to link back here or repost this on your blog.
There are still verses left in the linkback poems "Testing the Metal," "Dangerous Refuges," "The Marble and the Sculptor," "Picking Up the Litter," "The Golden Peaches of Peace," "Leaves Upon the Water," and "The Quick Brown Fox." Linking to this page will reveal new verses in whichever linkback poem you request.
"Lead Us in Peace"
Well, I started with Ladino, but then they went haring off into Ghardaia sign language. Did you know Jews had their own sign languages? I hadn't come across those until I stumbled over them just now. Anyhow, Menachem and Yossele are exploring that as well as Ladino with some new friends. "Lead Us in Peace" is written in free verse.
58 lines, Buy It Now = $20
"Like Oil to a Lamp"
A DW prompt inspired "Like Oil to a Lamp," which is written in parallel tercets. It lists a whole bunch of famous Jewish foods.
36 lines, Buy It Now = $15
A couple of prompts contributed to the free-verse poem "Pesach Sameach." During the Passover celebration, Yossele shares a story about slavery.
135 lines, Buy It Now = $68
In the month of Nissan,
the time of Pesach drew near.
Menachem turned their route
toward the prosperous town where
his old master kept a smithy, so that
he could celebrate the holiday with friends.
"The Work of Your Hands"
This inspired the free-verse poem "The Work of Your Hands." Menachem attempts to study the creation of golems.
57 lines, Buy It Now = $20
The certificate and sign for my Wildlife Habitat have arrived, so I'll need to find fixtures for displaying those.
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Discord and Accessibility
Homeless and Homefree Characters
Poem: "A Realm of One's Being"
Poem: "You Who Have Fed the Hungry"
Poem: "Her Wilderness Like Eden"
Poem: "Define Your Own Reality"
Poem: "What You're Living For"
The bonus fishbowl went modestly well, and I have posted a few poems from that.
Poetry in Microfunding:
"A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Saraphina makes a new friend. "Essential for Human Survival" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra. Groundhog and Cassandra talk about whether to set aside dangerous things for a while. "The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies. Stylet turns himself in to Valor's Widow.
Weather has been variable. Today is warm and sunny. The birdfeeders have attracted doves, grackles, some sparrows, and two blue jays. Currently blooming: forsythia, daffodils, tulips, blue grape hyacinths, violets, anemones, lilacs, dandelions, white spirea, honeysuckle, spiderwort, carnations, marigolds, petunias, lantana, million bells, snapdragons, zinnias. Onion chives and peonies have buds, and so does something in the white garden.