Christmas break. I really wish we had. Then all this craziness would be done and over with. But at the same time, I am glad we are still here. I am having fun fitting in the last visits and classes. I am getting more and more nervous now that we have only 23 days left.
I went out to Vancouver back in December to do some house hunting. I found my DREAM HOME!!!! We can even afford it…. if we didn’t want to have money for anything else. So, for now, we have found a nice little rental home and will save our money and pray that my dream home stays on the market long enough for us to get a really good size down payment.
The girls are getting excited to leave. Though my oldest (Riley) is unhappy about the timing. We move the day after her 12th Birthday. Her Birthday/Going Away Party will be held the weekend prior. Kate broke my heart the other day when I asked her if she was excited to go. She said, “Yes, but why do we have to leave all of our friends?”
Kiari is oblivious to all of it so far. But she has her own problems to deal with. I had noticed that she was not hearing me and she is delayed in her speech by about 4-6 months. I took her over to have her hearing tested and they got the same results as I noticed. She has quite a bit of fluid in her ears and will be having tubes placed on Monday. The interesting thing is, she has never had an ear infection. I guess she and Kate got my bad ear genes. We just have issues with the fluid draining. In fact, I get to have my ear surgery done again too. Oh Lucky Me! NOT! But my surgery will wait until after we get settled in Washington as well. See? Never a dull moment in my home.
In the midst of all of this I have somehow finally found a way to work on a few new pieces.
Last week I had a couple of students over and we made some simple wide band bezel set rings.
Saturday I had some friends come over for a Fold Formed Pea Pod class. This was a fun one. I love the sound of hammers in my studio.
This was a bracelet I was working on for something that I hope to announce soon.
The past couple of nights I have been working with my oldest daughter. She wanted to learn how to solder, so she made the top ring with the black onyx. I made the bottom ring with Red Coral that I bought in Tuscon back in September.
I have a few other pieces that I have been working on as well, but you will just have to wait and see my book when it is done for those little beauties.
I have also finished recording a few new videos for Tool Time Tuesday and would like to get them done before I move, but they may have to wait until we get settled into our new place in Washington. My studio will be packed this weekend. My best friend Valerie is coming over to help me get everything ready for the big move. This is not going to be fun. Anyone want to come over and help clean and touch up paint? Anyone? Anyone?
Well, I have two final classes here in Ohio. On Friday night I will hold my very last class here in my beautiful studio. Oh, that just made me cry. :*( I will be teaching the fold formed cuff with they hydraulic press. I have one or two spots open if anyone would like to come. $65 – Includes all materials. Class starts at 6:00 pm.
Next Tuesday night, I will be teaching my Spinner Ring class at Beadtini Boutique, in Copley, Ohio.
It really is starting to hit that we really are moving. Now, I just need my beautiful home to sell. I hope whoever buys it loves it as much as we have. It has been our nicest home yet.
Well, off to clean out more crap that I don’t want to move.