Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Holiday Over

Tomorrow we leave for Orlando which means my holiday is about over.

Tonight I repacked my suitcase. At least since we are driving I didn't have to worry too much about stuff that needs to go into my checked luggage. I fear with my recent purchases and the yarn I collected from the Sarasota workshop I'm dangerously near my luggage allowance limit. :(

Next trip I will have to travel with the smaller of my two 'large' suitcases so that I can't bring as much stuff with me, I guess. :} I just can't afford overweight luggage's bad enough I have to pay to check a suitcase. Every time I check in. Sigh.

Part of the challenge in packing for this trip was that I am doing 3 different topics, meaning different binders with class info and different samples to illustrate the topics. I'm going to have to start weaving samples that will illustrate more than one topic, I guess.....

It's been lovely to have another period of down time between workshops but I fear I shall return home completely spoiled. A peek at the long range forecast for the weather back home is - well, let's just say I won't be wandering around in my shirt sleeves as I've been doing the last couple of days!

I get home next Monday evening and will have to hit the ground running. I'm hoping to move out of the annex by the end of March because the rent has increased from $300/mo to $400/mo. That's an increase that I just can't afford to continue paying. So Puff is going to have to go to the scrap heap. I'm hoping Doug can find enough room in his workshop to store the boiler until we can find a buyer. Where I'll store all that yarn and the last copies of Magic and Weave a V - well I just don't know. I may have to pile stuff higher and wider in the studio....sigh.

Then I leave in Feb for Madrona Fiber Festival. I'm not sure how long I'll be away as it will depend on the weather. Right now I'm planning on leaving a day early in case I have to stay overnight somewhere due to adverse driving conditions. I know my friend won't mind if I show up a day early and stay a day longer if the weather is nasty.

The joys of living in the 'north'. (I know, there is a whole lot more 'north' north of us!) :^)

Currently reading My Sister's Keeper my Jodi Picoult


Paula said...

Maybe check out a self storage place? PG seems to have several.

Laura Fry said...

Yes, that's an option I may have to pursue to store the yarn and books. :) We rented one for a month when we settled my brother's estate for the furniture I was having trouble selling.