Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Did I mention I'm driving an RV all month?

Today I'm parked at a lovely little campground in rural Iowa, hunkered down until I set up the exhibit Thursday afternoon at the mall in Keokuk. (The exhibit, and pancakes, are from 6 am to 7 pm Friday). I can see lots of trees outside my RV windows, and I had the screen door open all afternoon. I can hear lots of cicadas and wind... and I know there's a hard frost expected Friday nite. Brr.. Until then, it's like camping. But with a computer.

Actually, with two computers, an LCD projector, 65 feet of heavy duty extension cords, 43 five-foot easels, the 31 3x4 foot portraits (with a story board for each), three 3x4 foot sign boards, 5 rolls of duct tape, 3 pairs of work gloves, the first quilt, 1 pair of cotton gloves (for handling the quilt), a 5-foot garment rack (for displaying the quilt), 10 boxes of protein bars, bookmarks, book samples, a cart for the projector, briefcase, portable file cabinet, food and clothes for the month, plus a freeezer full of frozen homemade cappucinos. 31 of them. And my two knitting bags. You should see this place.

Of course, I did just realize I forgot to bring any towels. Tomorrow morning I'll be carrying shampoo and a 1 x 2 dishcloth (embroidered with kittens) to the showers here at Piney Nook campground. Man, I hope they have hot water.


  1. Who else would travel with 5 rolls of duct tape, no towels, 43 easels and 2 knitting bags?
    And where do you get frozen cappucinos?
    Take care, Your MOM

  2. Well, you know, duct tape is good for a lot of things, but not for drying off after a shower. Anyway, I got the frozen home-made cappucinos from my commodity trader, Al Kluis. He said he gives the leftover steamed milk to his cats, who sit waiting by their bowl whenever he's making coffee.