Tackling Procrastination Issues

8/22/13 Thursday at Williamsfield, OH (Pymatuning Adventure Resort-ROD)

Today they predict thunderstorms throughout the day, so we figured it would be a good time to face head on, the projects we’ve tried assiduously to avoid: completing an online check-in for a cruise we’ve signed up for, defrosting and cleaning the refrigerator and getting something arranged for John’s teeth cleaning.

It took awhile to figure where to go to get to our online check-in, but John figured it out eventually, so we got that done easily then.

Yesterday, in our conversation with Don and Linda, Don noted that, having worked at an appliance store, it was important to defrost the freezer frequently if you want yours to last. We’d heard that it was good to let the ice build up so if your fridge stops working, it would stay cold longer. Thinking that plus just not wanting to face that chore, I let it go. Now we can also see that the ice build up could easily impair the workings of our ice maker. It seems cleaning/defrosting a refrigerator quarterly is good to aim for, although humid conditions may change that. SO I was inspired to get to it!

I’ve found I can put a pan of boiling water in each freezer section (sitting on a rack from our convection oven), then leave those doors closed while I clean the fridge portion. Sure enough, by the time I’d finished that, the ice was melted in the freezer areas. So much easier than chipping at it, or blow drying it (neither of which are recommended in the manual). Boy, did it feel good to have that fridge clean & the job DONE!

John had teeth that grow plaque faster than most people, so he would have his teeth cleaned 3 times a year. We had ours cleaned in December when we were in Spokane, but not since then. So I started looking into where to go. Full timers love Mexico and have dentists they recommend, but we’re not going there anytime soon. I looked into Aspen Dental, but the reviews and report on PBS (Frontline) don’t sound good-lots of sales pressures. Then I checked Dental Colleges. Then I realized he just needs them cleaned, so I checked Dental Hygienist institutions. By then it was supper time. I can call and get info tomorrow.

By the way, NO RAIN today, much less thunderstorms. Whew!

After supper we watched taped shows (John watched taped stuff all day, while I slaved on those 2  projects).

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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