Plans, always subject to change
I am writing this on Sunday evening because Monday we have a bunch of stuff to do, before we leave. Tonight’s plan is to watch the lunar eclipse with everyone, and hopefully we can all get photos. This plan however is dependent on the rain we have been getting off and on all day. I may just have to be happy with the moon shots I took on Saturday.
Things happen, plans change.
Our plans for the winter, were pretty much like our plans for the past 3 winters. Go to Arizona where it’s warm, sunny, and we have the beautiful desert. We were trying to figure out what art shows to do this year, since the ones we did last year were not so hot for us. Every time we tried to think about it, talk about it, or do anything about it, our brains just stalled. Neither one of us had a really great feeling about this plan. But what else were we going to do, we do live in an RV, and cold is not our friend.
Then Al got talking to his one of his sons who live in Seattle. Both his boys learned all their woodworking skills from their dad, and are incredibly talented. They work for a company in Seattle that does innovative, and beautiful wood staircases, and other very high end items. Check out their stuff here, NK Woodworking.
They are swamped with projects, and Al kinda mentioned that he could come and help for a while. Then he talked to the guy that owns the business about collaborating on some ideas that Al has had knocking around in his head. A combination of high end furniture pieces, with bronze accents on them. Al has no desire to just go work in the shop, he can do that on his own, but if these other ideas pan out, it will be beneficial for everyone. Plus they are doing major projects all over the country, so there is a possibility of us traveling to do design work, bids, or oversee installs. This is the short condensed version of the story, but you get the idea.
So, we are headed to Seattle for the next few months. How many months, we aren’t really sure.
Talk about a 180 on the plan.
No sitting all alone in the desert, we have to be in a campground, of which there are seriously NO good options. Big cities are not our cup of tea either. We know it’s cold and rainy. I’ve been there once, and it was very cold and damp. Living conditions so far, sound dismal at best. We shall see I suppose.
But, the end result could be well worth it. If Al can collaborate with this company on what he wants to do, it could all go in a good direction. We really aren’t going to know too much until we get there, and they can talk face to face and hash out the whole idea. And then there is the travel for work possibility, that would be really nice if it worked out.
So we are looking at the positive, and we actually feel better about this than going to Arizona and trying to make money at art shows. I guess that’s why we never could wrap our heads around applying for shows there. We were never meant to go to Arizona this year.
We are making a very fast trip to Utah to unload a bunch of stuff, grab our winter clothes, and Al needs to go to the foundry with his sculptures he did here this year. Then we will start heading North West. We want to spend a few days in Oregon, plus we don’t like to push it when we drive. 200-300 miles a day is plenty.
It will be a new adventure, that’s for sure.
And an addendum on Sunday nights lunar eclipse. We had partly cloudy skies, so not very good for photos. I managed to squeeze a couple in between clouds. Not the best, but it could have been totally cloudy.