In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


It's been cold, snowy, and icy for days now, but J. makes sure I can get to the shed.  This morning, since they're calling for Snowmageddon and ice, he's gone out with the Ice Melt!

He's been joining me more often since we got a comfortable chair for him, too, and it's lovely! 

I've been working on a series of new mini-classes out there, and it's the perfect place for it.  Not so many distractions, no Internet, no Facebook, no Flickr, no email (though J. did bring the netbook out to work on taxes one day, and said he got the 'net on it, SSHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  I'm pretending I did NOT hear that!)

I've got a pretty good setup for shooting mini-videos for the classes, but the photo I shot of it didn't work--will try again!

Nature continues to amuse and amaze me, there...who knew how much I was missing, in the house! 

I never realized till now that gray squirrels are such gourmands!  They only eat the germ and discard the rest of the kernel like picky kids at the dinner table.  No worries, though, the blue jays, raccoons, and fox squirrels don't mind cleaning up their plates!  I keep an assortment of magnifying devices at the shed to help me see these details better.

All in all, I've been working hard and playing hard, and it's great!


  1. Maybe that's the squirrels job--to break the seed and leave the rest easier to eat for others. I always thought that of my messy parrots when I had them--hehe! There are a lot of messy eaters in the wild and opportunists who follow them around.

    Thank God for Ice Melt and a man with strong arms and back. ;) Glad you two get to spend time together in the shed--but a laptop!?!? *shakes head* LOL

  2. Yes, there is a connection of sorts, but at 1.0 Mbps it's not worth much. The shed is a place to work in peace, which is why I took the netbook: it IS nice to curl up in the comfy chair with financial reports and tax forms and spreadsheets and... :)

  3. And thank god you're doing that, not me, babe! I'm not much good using the netbook, so I don't worry about it, Rita!

    I LOVED watching the critters this morning! Snowing like crazy and we had flocks of robins and starlings along with our usual little winter birds.

  4. Kate is Joseph out in his bath robe? That is what it looks like. LOL

  5. DEFINITELY, Toni! It was early morning...we both have Polar Fleece robes and we stay in them as long as we possibly can!



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