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07/25/2006: "...and I feel fine!"
I had a perfect guestroom painted light silver blue with a fluffy white queen sized bed, a private bath, walk-in closet, wing-back chair, stocked bookcase, a TV/DVD player with cable, a mini-fridge and a microwave. I would keep this room in pristine condition for those rare joyous occasions when I’d have guests. I also toyed with the idea of starting a small artist retreat here in Juneau or of having to get an emergency roommate in case of foreclosure due to unforeseen retail therapy relapses...and so it sat, the empty gem of my home.
Meanwhile, my upstairs living room/studio had become totally cluttered with 4 easels, stacks of matte board, canvas, paints, frames, half-finished paintings, etc. So, this past weekend I moved all my extraneous materials down into the guestroom and the difference is amazing; my studio seems twice as spacious and a lot more comfortable to work in.
I am going to put in some shelving and replace the queen-sized bed with an inflatable that I can put up only when needed. I think it’s an OK compromise…Rod, you’ll be my first post-reorganization guest so you’ll have to let me know how it works for you! Btw, did I mention that the 21st and 22nd *are* during my faculty convocation? don’t worry though, we’ll work something out…I really am excited to see you despite my phone avoidance tendencies. Just think of how much more we’ll have to talk about in person! Ooooh, and I have some most yummy red wine for you to try.
Anyway, I’m tackling one reorganization project at a time. I’m considering converting the pantry into shelving for more art supplies as well since I’ve moved all of my EOTW supplies up into the attic (EOTW: End of the World). I can’t tell you how many of my Juneau friends, when asked what kind of “disaster preparedness” plan they have, say “my plan is to come to your house”… I’m considering writing a book “How to win friends and influence people through overstocking of bottled water and cat food”. I have:
Dried/canned human and pet food
Extra prescription drugs
Batteries, flashlight, crank radio
Plus have a smaller kit in my car in case of volcanic eruption, earthquake or avalanche. So, how many of you out there have EOTW supplies and for what contingencies?