Saturday, March 06, 2004


The garage door is in place, and yesterday we put on the sign that says “Don’t block this space”. Art added a few screws to the bottom of the frame, per Gioberto’s recommendation. The car fits in nicely…not a lot of extra room, but enough room to open the door to get out of the car, and enough width so that we don’t have to pull the side mirrors in.

We also put up the brass door knocker that was a going away present from Art’s friends at Churchill Downs. We haven’t yet found a place for the brass name plate. I was hoping that it would work on our mailbox, but the area for the nameplate there is curved, and the one we have is rectangular. We do have our name up though, because we also put up the Louisville Stoneware plaque that was a gift when we bought our first house in 1990.

Today we are going to a crafts show in Marsciano. There were fliers advertising it all over town last week. It’s supposed to be a monthly event, held on the first Saturday of each month. Tomorrow we’ll check out the Expo Casa over in Bastia. I am looking for one or more small shelves or display cabinets for some of the smaller “things” I have collected over the years. I also have all the miniatures that I bought for my mom during our travels. She had an old type-setting case mounted on the wall, and the containers were just the right size to hold lots of tiny little things. So far, everything I’ve seen has been much more expensive than I had in mind.