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When last we saw our intrepid heroine, it was Thursday, there was a show ahead...

Pretty much, I haven't stopped moving. We went to the park for a short visit. Guppy has been living in her Snow White dress:



One of the things I did Friday was pick up my custom drainpan... I was sick to DEATH of the cheap plastic drainboards you can buy at the store - they weren't big enough for me to use both sides of the drainer, and they didn't actually drain, so I ended up with this gross, warped plastic tray filled with puddles of septic bacteria farms, and my counter was constantly swimming in water. So, I designed a stainless steel drainboard and had it machined at a local place. It was not cheap, and the thing weighs a ton, but I am SO SO SO happy with it:



It ACTUALLY drains. It's also, comparatively, gorgeous. I'm terribly pleased. (We'll just skip that whole part where I went to pick it up on Tuesday and they had made it entirely wrong...)

The show Friday night was a bit of a flop - It was the first day of the state fair, and the location was at the end of a dead-end hall flanked by closed stores and an abandoned restaurant. I don't think more than 30 people moved past my table the entire night, and considering that, I did well, and it was worth it for one enthusiastic sale alone. I gave out a handful of cards, and got a lot of sketching done.

Saturday was fabulously domestic. I woke up early with Guppy and made a batch of homemade coleslaw, and zucchini blueberry muffins, then proceeded to process all of the excess farm share food that was clogging my fridge. Several quart bags of kale went into the freezer, and gallons of shredded squash. All day long, I cooked and cleaned, and then Jake and put up a piece of sheetrock behind the toilet, and then there was more cooking and laundry and scrubbing out the shower.

Sunday, I went table-top gaming, and followed up on a few local wholesale things. (The Comic Shop should have my coloring books for real now! They got misplaced for a while there...)

Garden Sprites is now out! I've made some improvements on the ordering page in general, though I didn't get as far as I hoped today, due to several hours without power. We played Playdoh by lamplight. It was very cold and rainy and windy, and depressingly dark. We went for a very brief walk to check our powerlines, but returned quickly.

Posting now, so I can watch a Jericho before bed!

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asher63
Aug. 11th, 2015 05:22 am (UTC)
She's adorable!

And I love that custom drainpan. I have exactly the same complaints about plastic drainboards.
ellenmillion
Aug. 11th, 2015 06:20 pm (UTC)
Who designs those things? It's like they take the drainer measurements and decide a half-inch on each side of the legs is more than anyone would need - nevermind that any glasses hanging off the edges are now dripping directly on the counter. And they aren't slope-y enough to drain, and they are warped in a week. *shakes fist in rage* There really OUGHT to be an off-the-shelf solution.
davesmusictank
Aug. 11th, 2015 06:08 am (UTC)
Very pretty girl you have there.
ellenmillion
Aug. 11th, 2015 06:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
frigg
Aug. 12th, 2015 08:43 am (UTC)
Good-looking drain pan! I just tend to "blaf" put everything on the counter - one of the reasons we stares at the kitchen sales girl in horror when she suggested wood. :p
Alexander Mitchell
Aug. 12th, 2015 11:34 pm (UTC)
Where do we place an order for one of those drain pans, please?
ellenmillion
Aug. 12th, 2015 11:42 pm (UTC)
Haha! Isn't it fabulous? I'm still utterly in love with mine. I can send you my crappy drawing, if you'd like. Just take it to a sheet metal shop and they should be able to bend it into shape for you. It won't be cheap - mine was $150, and is solid stainless steel. It would probably cost at least $100 to ship it from here, so look local.
pixiewildflower
Aug. 13th, 2015 11:01 pm (UTC)
Adorable Guppy!
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