Posted By Kathleen David on November 4, 2012
First off, I want to bring your attention and I ask that you bring others attention to this art sale.
JK and his lovely wife live(d) in Long Island City in Queens which is one of those places that got hit much harder than others in Sandy’s assault of the tri-state area. They have basically lost almost every thing and have to start from the ground up rebuilding their home and their lives.
So JK has put up prints of his art for sale to help them get back on their feet from the blow that they took. See the link for more details. Personally my favorite is Kirk in Carbonite. I think he is also selling some of his Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover original artwork which is just lovely.
Take a look and if you can help, thanks. If you can’t, if you could boost the signal through your social media forms, thanks. Hey just for reading this, thanks. I know there are folks in more dire straights right now. I know a couple personally.
Gas lines are being organized by the police right now in my area. The lines snake around the block and some. There is another line for people with gas cans which is probably about 50 deep at this point. Glad I gassed up earlier this week. We have about a week for every thing to get sorted out before we will find ourselves in those sorts of lines.
Most people have power back. There are still pockets that LIPA and other electrical crews are trying to get to. I have seen power trucks from Texas and Wisconsin and we are grateful for them around here.
There are areas out here where the water is still suspect and must be boiled. We have plenty of bottled water so we have been drinking that, but we do that all the time. We have a water cooler in the kitchen and another in Peter’s office. Our water supply has been declared safe so we can use it for tooth brushing and the like.
Cell phone service has been spotty at best and stinky for the most part. They are working as fast as they can on restoring service but a bunch of the towers came down or were damaged that are still being worked on.
Slowly things are returning to normal. And that’s a good thing.
Caroline wants to learn to sew on a sewing machine and her legs are long enough to do so. We are going to start with that old favorite, a pillow and then a skirt so she can learn about guiding the material. She has been working hard on learning how to play the flute. She is getting closer to getting a sound out of it. That’s the big hurdle for her. She is already pretty good a sight reading music and memorizes finger placement rapidly. It is just getting sound OUT of the flute that is stymieing her. She is up to sash in her kung-fu classes and is eager to continue to learn more. Her horse stance is a thing of beauty.
I am so far behind on the NaNoWriMo. I have 1535 words and I don’t think any of them are any good. I had a great idea but I really don’t know if anyone would read this. I might start over again with another idea and see if I can catch up. I am a little frustrated with the process.
I finished Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal by Karen Falk. It was a quick read but there was so much to look at and process. I find myself just flipping through it just looking at the pictures. It is a lovely behind the scenes look at one man’s life and parts of the creative process. I will have a longer review sometime next week.
I finished Dances with Dragons. Wow that was a lot to absorb. I need to reread the last couple of chapters again because I think I missed something since I was so tired when I read them last night. However, I can wait for the next book whenever George wants to get it done. Yes, he did leave me with a lot of questions but I would rather he take his time and I get a great tome than rush and I get an OK book with more questions than answers.
I am grateful that I am going to be able to watch football today.