Computer Time

4/10/14 Thursday in Middleton,TN (Cherokee Landing-TT)

Remember the ant attack we suffered while camping at Whitetail Ridge (COE) campground? I had read that you could get them with a mixture of Borax and sugar. We didn’t have any at the time, so we managed with the Spectracide Bug Killer outside and water/soap inside. Then more seemed to keep cropping up – just a few – but enough to really wish we had the Borax. We finally got it on our big shopping trip Sunday, but my computer was still wet (maybe) from the bad rainstorm I’d subjected it to so I couldn’t find out the exact recipe.

Finally, we’d waited for plenty of time to make sure my computer got dry. Thankfully, it worked just fine when I turned it on. Plus I found the recipe of Borax (2/3) to sugar (1/3) and set the mixture out overnight.

Now I had a lot of catching up to do, so all morning and afternoon I wrote and posted to my blog. Nice sunny day too, although rather windy. So it goes. We both got the Tire Tracker Tire Pressure Monitoring System sensors reinstalled (with new batteries) on the RV and car. Whew! The last time it was a struggle. Guess it helps to know what you’re doing. John did some other pre travel day projects and relaxed with his old TV shows while I continued to slave away…


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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