We are planning to have our kitchen overhauled this Summer. Although we love the location and layout of our house, the builder really skimped on quality in kitchen/bathrooms. As it was a new build I found it hard to justify replacing the kitchen straight away so have lived with it for a few years - and this year we'll upgrade and remodel slightly to give me more storage and better working areas. But instead of asking a couple of builders to quote, David contacted half a dozen (??!!) and so we've had guys in and out all week measuring, tutt tutting (as builders do) until I could scream! We have one more scheduled for Saturday morning and then we can just sit back and wait for the quotes.
For that reason my plans have gone to pot this week - we didn't get to our voluntary jobs yesterday but went today. Tomorrow I'm home alone all day and will be at the drawing board for much of it as I really must get the coloured pencil pieces photographed in good light and submitted to the UKCPS jury.
I will then start on my next commission which is a human .... I'm getting more subjects of the two legged variety than four legged just now it seems ..
But I digress .... Boys will be Boys indeed.
Last night I received an email with the header 'Just had to know whether this is David'? and the sender was a guy I've had no contact with for 10+years when he set up and managed my first website for me. My first thought was that his address book had been hacked but I opened the email to find this photo
Not a flattering picture - quite scary in fact, but it is David!!
So I replied to the sender (R) and asked where/when the photo was taken - looks as though its through a shop window doesn't it?
His response was:
I think this calls for a guessing game......
You got three attempts. Is the old boy still ok?
How frustrating! We know that David reverted to wearing these 'old' glasses just last week and obviously he's wearing outdoor clothing. We guessed maybe it was when we were in France on Tuesday afternoon as the hypermarkets tend to have these industrial type ceilings ... but NO it wasn't France
The reality was actually quite spooky.
After visiting our Mums last weekend we shopped in a Sainsbury store not far from where they live.
As usual, David wandered off and I spent half my time looking for him ...
Unbeknownst to me, he'd visited the electronic section and had been fiddling around with the iPads/computer tablets wondering how they worked (we're such dinosaurs). He managed to take a 'Selfie' apparently.
Later that day our 'friend' visited the same store and being a techie, interested in what the latest gadgets are like in Sainsbury's, was idly checking the selfies that several people had managed to take and came across David's one. He photographed it on his mobile phone and the rest is history.
So who is the sadder of the two I wonder? David for inadvertently taking the selfie, or (R) for spending time reviewing the images other sad folk have made?
Think there's a moral there somewhere ... please be very careful when playing with the computers in large stores as you never know what/who is watching you and its a very small world!
OK ... too tired to think straight tonight so time to go. I will have some arty bits to show soon