Monday, April 19, 2010

Technical Difficulties

Today, strictly as an act of public service, I am sending my photo to Sony along with the suggestion that they have one of their tech guys draw a circle around it, with a line drawn through it, so it can be used as a new camera icon: "This Device is Subject to Operator Malfunction." This will pop up when the user is about to drive 5 hours to see a client in Ohio without charging the camera battery!

Actually, I'll probably just wait until my 15-year-old gets home from school and ask him to look at the camera. God forbid I'd have to find the instruction manual. I'm sure there is already a function that will give me a prompt showing there's only enough juice to take these two photos at SoBo -- Katie's fabulous industrial cart, complete with Hens and Chicks, and her super-cute feed sack purses. I'll ask Jack to set it up for me.

Seriously, we had a great appointment. Arrived in Columbus to the wonderful smell of Katie's backyard barbeque -- chicken-feta brats, served with the best black bean hummus I've ever had. We got a quick tour of Katie's yard, which is definitely giving me garden envy, as well as the progress on her remodel -- the vanity has been selected for the upstairs bathroom sink (a vintage commode from rhubarb reign!) -- and the new downstairs shower -- complete with window -- is finished. Everything looks great. We had a fun, relaxing evening with Katie's friends, Brenda (who brought fresh eggs from her chickens for the morning) and Douglas, who's known Katie since high school. The next morning, we were at the store early, rearranging, getting some large pieces wrapped up for delivery, then unloading. Katie's got a lot of great new items in right now -- getting ready for her annual May open house.

By lunchtime, we were back on the road, headed for home, complete with delicious oatmeal cookies from Katie's mom, Mary Kay. The weather was glorious, and the flowers along the way were spectacular. We've had such lovely weather this month that the lilacs, red buds, crab apples and all their friends are putting on quite a display. The trip to Katie's was our last official "off-season" event; this week, we get ready for Allegan -- our first outdoor show of The Season. Can't wait! Come see us. xo


katie said...

you're TOO much Sandy! Thanks for everything and always your sweet blogs about SoBo Style!

ChiPPy-SHaBBy said...

OMG!!! ~ Do I really see Lilacs??? GoRgEouS!*!*! Our Lilac Bushes here in Wisconsin barely have buds on them!!! I must be living in the wrong State... Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!