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May 5th, 2016 at 06:52 am

I've decided to enter the invitational art exhibit put on by the Easton Art Council here in Fairfield County later this month and into June with a lovely paper abstract by my mother. You can see the piece I'm entering here:

While it's just a two-week show, I decided to enter anyway because there is no entry fee and they are only asking for a 20% commission on "sold" items, which is pretty reasonable. Its soft pastel colors are a good choice for a spring show, I think. My mother priced it at $400.

I'll be dropping it off this weekend and hope to attend the opening reception May 21.

Working from home today.

Early this morning I brought the car to local garage to see if they could get to the bottom of the slow air leak I have in a back tire. I've brought the car to Town Fair Tire probably 5 times since last winter, and still the "low air pressure" light comes on every so often.

Happily, I didn't have to leave the car at local garage as I envisioned; they replaced the valve stem so I'm hoping this will finally fix it. Although Town Fair advertises free tire repairs, even if you didn't buy the tire from them, I have to wonder how carefully they do those repairs. You get what you pay for, maybe?

I am trying to make better use of newfound time right after work when I work at home (and also on my lunch break). When I work from home, I am fine heading out after work since I've been sitting inside all day at my desk. I'm also not feeling tired or stressed from the usual commute.

So today on my lunch half hour I'll run to the local cobbler to see if I can get some shoes repaired, and right after work at 5 I think I may head for BJs. These are things that would normally have to wait until the weekend, so by doing them midweek I not only avoid the weekend crowds but free up that precious weekend time for more pleasant activities.

6 Responses to “Tuesday tasks”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    The painting is lovely. I always like your mother's abstracts when you show them to us.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I don't think I've ever had shoes repaired by a cobbler.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I find that as i get older, if you've got something that works well you're reluctant to toss it and buy new. I'd rather preserve and repair something I've already got that works for me.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I wish I'd done that with my last pair of work/dress shoes - before they'd gotten way beyond the repairable stage. If I ever come across another pair like them, I'll be on the lookout for a cobbler! (and probably purchase two or three pairs at the same time!)

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    In 1999, I bought a black and a brown pair of leather loafers with a 1.5 inch heel. They're just about perfect. These are the shoes I'm repairing now. Smile You don't find many shoe repair places around anymore, but we're blessed to have one in town and 1 i neighboring town. The one in our town is run by a very, very old guy who is charging me $10 to repair 2 shoes where I ripped the seams apart by wearing socks that were too thick. $10!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Very nice! With as difficult as it is for me to find shoes that work for me, I really need to find a cobbler!

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