How I missed you! I usually publish a post on Wednesdays. And, I normally have posts written at least a couple of days ahead of time. On Tuesday morning, I knew time was drawing near. Wednesday was only one day away, and I had nothing new blooming here at Hood Manor. (More about Hood Manor later.)
Just as I began researching something other than what’s blooming, our internet service vanished. From Tuesday morning until evening, we had no service. After coming back up Tuesday night, it’s been off and on constantly. In the midst of anything since, boom! It’s gone. (Until this post.)
Tuesday night, I shrugged and said, “Oh, well.” I realize you don’t have to hear from me on all the usual days, but I didn’t want you to think I’d forgotten you. On Wednesday morning, it seemed strange to not send out a post. All day yesterday, service was spotty at best, and I tried several times to upload a video I made for a surprise I’ve been working on. When uploading, I can do nothing else on the computer. Nothing.
Bottom line…I had nothing to do during each video upload crawl (and then failure each time – ugh!) except to clean the house. As I cleaned, this was on my mind.
Ha! Yes, it got me through the day yesterday, and as I made my way to the project studio, the cabinet door sign idea came to mind. Good thing I have all those extra cabinet doors. Thanks, HBD (Handy Builder Dad)!
So, next time your internet service is down, be sure to clean the house, organize your desk, set your tables for future meals, and then you can have a little painting fun in your creative space. 🙂
I have no in-process pictures since I’ve shown you before how I make them. It’s just lettering stencils…
and some paint pens from HobLob.
The paint pens dry very quickly. This cabinet door sign took about thirty minutes to make. I know. It’s almost too easy!
It’s a fun addition to the other signs in my creative place. Humor is always good to add to your spaces – creative or otherwise. 🙂
OK, about Hood Manor. I mentioned that term in Tuesday’s Birthday Tablescape post. I realized recently that the name The Land of Making Do isn’t so accurate anymore. We’re beyond “making do”. Actually, we’re doing quite well when it comes to finding the things we need.
At first it was hard because nothing is convenient like it was in Georgia. Everything was within a mile of our house! After moving here, everything is fifteen to thirty miles away – and sometimes more, depending on what it is we need.
Those of you who receive my posts by email may have noticed the hoodmanor email address. That started years ago when Spunky Daughter, at nine, recorded our phone message saying, “Hello! This is Hood Manor…” in her made-up little British accent. Well, it stuck. We’ve called our home Hood Manor since that time, so I decided to go public with it. 🙂
What do you do when your internet is down? Do you clean your house?