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Blog entry by dennis mitchell posted 03-02-2007 07:06 AM 891 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m trying to get my vanity installed waiting on the idiot plumber(Me). At least the electrician(Me again) got done today. My problem is I just never buy the right parts. I’m using an old sink that mounts on the wall with the faucet sticking out the back wall of the sink. I’ve only got a little bit of play with the pipes so after two trips to the hardware store I had to actually read the directions! I live out of town a ways so its is a pain to stop just to run to town to buy more parts that don’t fit. God keeps me humble with plumbing.
The push is tomorrow I’ve got the material showing up to start this kitchen and I work best if I just do one project at a time. Finish one before I start the next. That’s not always how it works out, but I found I can just jump from one thing that has me excited to the next and never finish a thing. It is a form of self discipline.
Tomorrow is a new day.

This is the view from my shop. We have had lots of Canadian Geese across the street this year. That happens when they grow corn. The sky here keeps me from putting to much thought on human stuff. Worry, fear, judging the world as good or bad, I can just breath and know that Wow what a wonderful universe God put me in. I know I’m drawn to creativity because I was made in his image. Not that I understand anything at all just that a part of me comes alive when I’m part of creating beauty.



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scottb

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#1 posted 03-02-2007 07:27 AM

I’m right with you on being excited to jump right into the next thing… We could all use a view like this. The first thing I really noticed about our country after living in France for 4 months, was how much sky we have (and this was while driving out of Boston!). I was able to appreciate what our ancestors saw when they arrived and headed out west. New beginnings, new adventures, opportunites and inspiration!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#2 posted 03-02-2007 11:30 AM

Hi Dennis;
The flatness of the land is something we don’t have where I’m at here in NH….open land and going on and on. This is the kind of picture when//where, open land and open sky, make for ‘creating beauty’. Great picture and great story….!

Never could manage to finish one project before starting another….
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#3 posted 03-02-2007 12:31 PM

Two comments, Scott.

You said, I’m trying to get my vanity installed…” Strange thing, I was born with my vanity installed. LOL.

Did you know that they aren’t actually called Canadian Geese? They are CANADA GEESE. Because this sounds awkward, they have become known as Canadian Geese, but that’s not what they were named originally. The French call them “Bernache du Canada”.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#4 posted 03-02-2007 12:44 PM

I’m with you on the “finish one project at a time”—definitely one of my discipline challenges.

I really like how you described how you come alive when you are a part of creating beauty. It’s a very spiritual process.

Canada Geese: I’ve never heard them called Canadian Geese before. “Canada Gooses” I’ve heard though hahaa.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 03-02-2007 01:55 PM

Don, to find out their original name don’t you have to ask who named them “In the Beginning”? What were they called before there was a Canada?

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#6 posted 03-02-2007 02:01 PM

Geese.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#7 posted 03-02-2007 02:38 PM

Very good Don :>)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#8 posted 03-02-2007 03:02 PM

“honk” if you agree.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 03-02-2007 03:52 PM

Plumbing is always a challenge. You’ll get there, I’m sure. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished vanity.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 03-02-2007 04:03 PM

Did I write Canadian I meant to write Idahoian Geese?

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#11 posted 03-02-2007 04:21 PM

We get scores of expat Canada, first generation “New Hampshire” geese congragating outside of work every year and get to see the little ones grow up so quickly.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#12 posted 03-02-2007 05:22 PM

Dennis, do the Idahoian Geese honk with an accent??

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 03-02-2007 07:04 PM

No thats one of the ways you can tell an Idahoian goose they don’t much say anything till on of them government folks comes round tryin to tellem how to live then they givem what for.

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#14 posted 03-02-2007 07:13 PM

hahaha that’s funny.
The Canada Goose would just say “Ok” and wonder what was going to come next.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#15 posted 03-03-2007 06:31 AM

I thought all Geese were succulent… in garlic butter, lemon pepper and ranch dressing

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