Alex adopted me a number of years ago. He actually belonged to the neighbor on the east side of me, yet spent hours hanging
out with his kitty friends that lived with my neighbors to the west. He traveled through my yard going back and forth between
home and friends.

At that time I had been laid off at work and was spending more time in my home office and patio area. Alex began spending more and more time on one of my Adirondack chairs, during which we had great conversations. He is very vocal and expressive. He also started to follow me into the house. He was unbelievably well mannered. I set out a water bowl for him. I was also rather allergic to him.

An allergy prescription and a year later, I set out a food bowl. I still cannot keep Alex in the house overnight (swollen yucky eyes and congestion issues). Yet he knows that he is welcome to join his kitty friends next door in a comfy kitty igloo in the kitties’ house. It’s a perfect arrangement.

Friday, September 23, 2011


I am having the most fun repurposing various pieces of furniture. Recently dear friends moved back to their home in Australia - due to nasty economic conditions here. They wondered if they could give me a couple of lamps and a chair. Well.......I was delighted! I forgot to take a true 'before' photo of the chair, so just picture a rather yucky brownish wood.

I am loving the chair so much I'm not sure whether I'll be taking it up to Boulder City's wonderful new BLOOM boutique, but I will consign the lamp. I'll just keep looking at the chair for a few more days.

Repurposed chair and lamp together

Chair before; picture ugly brownish....

Chair it love it love it.

Lamp before - still nice but too 'commercial' and the shade was too big.

Lamp after - with new shade

Chat later

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