My youngest son skirted around the issue for a while and then finally asked me, "Ok, Mom, what's with the tape on the floor?" He finally noticed that I had moved furniture out of the way and taped off an area equal to the space I'll have in the gypsy wagon for setting up my art studio like I mentioned here a couple of days ago. I find that the task of understanding something that is on paper is difficult for me when it comes to spatial relationships. I had graph paper out and made little squares to scale that represent the furniture I'd like to include and I just couldn't "see" it. So with the taped off area I got a much better sense of what I'll have to work with. It is actually larger than I thought it would be. Now I am really trying to get my act together about the trailer chassis and have been going over the plans I bought and the size I've decided on and trying to really, truly understand how it all goes together so I can order this thing accurately. I think I finally understand it! I now understand things like tension ties and rain screens, angle iron and headers. :-)
I still need to draw the diagram but now that I understand it I should be able to get that accomplished and move forward. Woo hoo. I took a semester of mechanical drawing a few years ago just for fun, we'll see if I remember anything! Bringing this project to fruition is a slow process doing it this way. When I first conceived the idea of the gypsy tour I was looking for little used travel trailers and found a 14 footer for six or seven hundred dollars. Had I bought it I'd probably be hanging lace pretties in it by now. However, when I came across the first picture of a gypsy wagon everything in my head and my heart just fell into place and I knew it was what I would do. So slow is good. I spend my life doing things fast and this feels soooo good. I imagine it is a lot like watching paint dry for my readers though.
Interesting letting things go tonight. I pulled things out of a kitchen cupboard and then put them back in three or four different times. I have four little glasses that are amber colored and look like miniature brandy snifters which, much like the rose shaped silicone mold, I've never used. Yet once I had them on the counter to go I suddenly had visions of grandkids sitting in my kitchen someday drinking special tea out of them and I put them back. Maybe I'll keep them and maybe they'll eventually go. Who knows? Did that with a few things tonight, must be feeling sentimental or something.
Here are five things I'm letting go of for sure:
1. A salt shaker (No, T, it isn't cute - just homely and functional)
2. A wooden napkin ring
3. Another wooden napkin ring
4. A beer glass shaped like a boot that I got in Germany - maybe a kid will see this and claim it
5. An odd glass weather predicting thing (Sorry, Leah, it just didn't work out; failed to predict rain during the wettest October in Reno since 1871)