Saturday, July 22, 2017

Adding the Shells

This morning I started adding the shells to the defiant dress' pole. I need a lot more.  You should see my hands. They are covered with hot glue burns.
Driving home from visiting Bruce yesterday it sprinkled. It didn’t last and was very light but I was stopped at the stoplight at Cambie and 49th where all the grass is already brown so I was very happy about the rain … well, the sprinkle.
And this morning (Saturday) I’ve awakened to overnight rain and it’s supposed to rain all day before becoming really hot tomorrow.
My boy genes are tingling today as the workers at the construction site across the street erect their construction crane today. I love watching them and the heavy equipment working.
And soon Dwight will be here for a coffee; I so love the man. Then I’ll go see Bruce and then I’ll take myself out for a mussels dinner and ask the restaurant to save me more shells.

The Idiautocrat

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Defiant Dress Again

Okay: It’s not finished but you get the idea. The back is on the left and the front is on the right. The pole has to be decorated and the bottom pieces have to be raised to match the angle of the tops. This dress is odd, I know, and not pretty but it is perfect for its role in the play — trust me.
I got through Thursday even though I had too much to do: Fishboy came in the morning; coffee with Christine (my friend the wigmaker); blood tests at St. Paul’s; doweling from Michael’s; t-shirts from Purolator and ending with a visit to Bruce. I got home fried.
After a rest once back at home, I got to work on the mounting of the defiant dress (see above). I’m very excited about finally seeing it assembled; it took longer to make than any other dress and I’m still not finished. I have to put the straps on and decorate the pole and then it’s done.
Dwight is unhappy with the angle, as am I. He may help me improve it next week. The mess making, however, is over — at least until I undertake the final dress.
Today I have lunch with Dwight and later I’ll go to visit Bruce.