Saturday, February 25, 2017

Making Magic

Woke up this morning and my hair was sticking up. "I'm a Unicorn," I said, staring in the mirror at the unruly crop of hair in the middle of my head.  Ok, so Unicorns are magical, aren't they.  Let's make some magic.............

I got out my trusty hair cutting scissors, texturizing shears, and comb and went to work.  I must be in a DIY mode.  After all, how many times have I gone to the hair dresser's only to come home and have to fix things myself.  Not today!

This (old photo but pretty close to what my hair looked like this morning) - minus the Unicorn horn....


Of course I forgot to take a real "before" photo.  That would have been nice.

And about 20 minutes later, this -




I feel like a new woman.................... And, it's always fun to see how long it takes my husband to notice that I've cut my hair, when he gets home from work tonight.  It's nice to know I've still got the touch.

Thanks for stopping by.
I hope your day is as special as you are.
Carol

Friday, February 24, 2017

Mason & Hamlin Screw Stringer Upright Piano DIY Repairs by Carol Video #2





Here's video #2 - Mike has had me post these to Facebook.  I think he's hoping someone will see them and take pity on me and offer to help.  LOL  He just doesn't realize how much fun I am having.  Learning something new gets me pumped.  And, like I've said......"I don't give up easily."



Thanks for stopping in. I have to get back to work.  Those springs won't fix themselves. Darn!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

DIY - Mason & Hamlin screw stringer piano repairs by Carol Video #1


Well hello.........thanks for stopping by to see the first of my videos that are to come while I repair my upright piano.  Since I can't find a piano technician to come and even give me an appraisal for repairing this piano I will do it myself.  I do not give up easily.  I can't really hurt anything because what I am working on is already broken.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Guess What Carol's Doing Today - Piano Tuning & Repair - Diagnosing the Sticking Piano Key





So here I am watching piano repair videos....................... I'll get those keys unstuck myself if I have to.

Enjoy your day..........I am.

Carol

Gotcha! (at the right place, at the right time)


Full wing-span...........wow, was I in the right place at the right time, or what!  I love it when this happens.

Enjoy your day!
Carol

Monday, February 20, 2017

Feeding Friendsy (Frenzy)

Beautiful sunny day here in Maine.  Got lots of activity at the new bird feeder.  I hope you enjoy the video.

Feeding Friendsy (Frenzy) 


Making a quick escape.


Nothing goes to waste. 

Thanks for visiting with me today.  
I hope your day is a special as you are.
Carol 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

10 Months Later - "Stairway to Heaven" Progress

So it has been 10 months since I bought this old upright piano at an auction and here is how my playing "Stairway to Heaven" sounds today.


I tried to get another piano tuner/technician to come by and give me a quote on refurbishing the action of this piano and he didn't even bother to show up for his appointment or call me to cancel.  When I called his home, his wife said he wasn't interested.  I don't know what I'm going to do to get some of my stuck keys working again.  I really need that "E".............

Hope you enjoyed my video.  Meanwhile, I'll keep practicing as best I can.
Thanks for stopping by.
Carol

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hydrangeas in Winter White


(one from the archives, I can't even find them right now out there)

Stay safe everyone!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Midnight Skulking

Skulk - to lurk about, sneak, to move in a stealthy or furtive manner.

I guess this applied to both the subjects of this photograph and myself.


I have been trying all winter to catch a glimpse of these illusive creatures.
I wish I had been more skilled with the camera.   Unfortunately I haven't been using it much and have lost what little skill I had with the night photography.

Thanks for visiting.  Enjoy your day.
Carol

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Owl's Head Transportation Museum in Owl's Head, Maine

Spent the day out on the coast yesterday and visited the Owl's Head Transportation Museum.  Great place, and can't wait to go back during the summer season for one of their outdoor auctions or shows.
I hope you enjoy this photos.



Leonardo's Flying Machine


Seats 9



an Indian


cool ride.......


adding one of these to my wish list




 and this Piper Cub................

Wow, didn't know I wanted so much until today.  We had a fabulous time at the museum.  Met lots of nice folk then stopped for a wonderful meal at Moody's Diner on Route 1 in Waldoboro, ME.   Lots of wonderful food, the waitstaff was pleasant and Mike was impressed with the cleanliness of the old fashion style restroom.    

Here's what I want to travel around the country in when Mike retires.


The inside is sooooooooo pretty and lots of storage space too. 



I think I can still climb up into that loft-style bed.

Aren't tiny houses all the rage these days???

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I hope you are having a wonderful one.
Carol