Thursday, June 25, 2009

The plumber, the roofer, roofer, roofer, and the last roofer

Yes, that's how many home repair/maintenance people I had out to the house today. Pretty much took me from 9:30am to 5pm.

In between, I made a small photo album for my senior out at The Dalles, whom I'll go visit tomorrow. I went out to the family home yesterday and took some photos of his antique car and of the garden, printed up the best dozen and made a small spiral bound album for him. The photos will make a good jump off point for conversation when I go visit. HIs wife also gave me a whole bunch of things that I can take with me either tomorrow or next week, or for when I go out for the week in July.

The spiral binding machine has been a good investment. I was originally thinking that I would do a sewn album, but by the time 3pm came around and I was on my 3rd roofer with 1 more to come, I figured my best chance of getting something put together was to spiral bound it. I used a rejected inkjet print of one of my paintings for cover and some left over Canson for pages, added a sheet of mylar over the front cover, and it looks pretty cute.


Dr. Russ said...

I agree with you. Other than my board shears, my binding machine was one of my best investments.

Michael5000 said...

How many roofs do you HAVE?

fingerstothebone said...

One roof, many roofers. Got a problem with that?