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Studio 318 Progress Physical Plant

Well, the mat board storage is done. Moved up to 1/2" ply for the shelves, with 5/8" for the top and bottom ones. Today will work on moving the mat boards themselves, as that will free up a good deal of space in the front room. Then I may need to think about a thourough cleaning again. But with space freed up, several things can clear out of the 'studio' room itself.

Plus, we cleared the old freezers off the back porch. This did two things for us; cleared space for a new chest freezer yet to be purchased, and once that's bought thawing and moving the other chest freezer that's outside the big house. Being on the porch, under a roof, will go a long ways to extending their service lifespans, and should also help decrease energy consumption. At least some. We'll also be moving the outside fridge over there.

The other thing it offered was space to work, which proved timely because the drum belt on the dryer died. That's now replaced, a fairly simple job if not easy (because of the way the belt is installed), and it is the third belt for that machine. Then again, the machine is about 10 - 12 years old. At least, I don't recall when we bought it, though I do recall buying it. The previous dryer was a Kenmore which Herself owned when we got together. Anyway, the dryer was only out of service a few days.

The office is ready to receive some more items as well; I need to move my library of old negatives and transparencies (slides) over. Curiously, I'm a bit reluctant to do this because we are in the start of the storm season, and they are at the moment packed in their 'evacuation' tubs. However, it needs to be done, and once there rather a bit of organization to catch up as well. The organization should actually help the proces of re-packing if necessary, because it should reduce the amount of volume needed. Right now there are a multitude of intact rolls that need to be cut down and put into negative wallets.

It should also free up a rolling platform that I'll want for other purposes, either in the office or in the studio. So it really needs doing.

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quietdarkness
Jul. 9th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
Move your slides *in* the evacuation tubs over. If you need evacuation tubs, now is NOT the time to be removing them.

My husband and I are still putting our hurricane kit together for this year. We learned a lot from Rita last year, and we didn't even get a direct hit. 3 days in 95+ heat and 90+ humidity and NO AIR CONDITIONING spawned a list. And we are doing our best to get it all together for this year.
madshutterbug
Jul. 9th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, no worries about moving the film/slides in the tubs! *G* And even after/during all the catch-up work to sleeve things, they go right back into the tubs. Until I acquire a safe truly up to the task of protecting this stuff through both fire and flood, that's the plan. Likewise as I build the CD/DVD backups of the digital work.

Cause, yannow, this is what I do when I'm not being mercenary and selling my time to Hospital. And it's intended to help me be mercenary and sell my artwork too. *G*
quietdarkness
Jul. 9th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
I can't believe you don't want to live nursing 24 hours a day like my institution apparently expects me to:)
madshutterbug
Jul. 9th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, I live nursing 24/7 in the sense that Nursing is a way of thinking; once you learn how to think like a Nurse, you don't stop until you die. :)

BUT

I sell 8 - 10 hrs/day five days a week to Hospital. That's all they get. They get quality when I am there, but that's all they get.
jehannamama
Jul. 10th, 2006 08:37 am (UTC)
Yeah... I haven't worked in years but it kicks in automatically. I can't look at someone in the store without assessing them for evidence of possible medical problems, like edema, or nystagmus, or pain, or their breathing, whatever. It's crazy... but it's been drilled into me and it's being so responsible for the sheer survival of noticing the small details that gets embedded in how I see everyone. Just start bleeding in our presence, or have some medical crisis, and we know what to do... we put it all on automatic pilot and just go do whatever and do the emoting later on.

Give me any other kind of crisis and I may stand there with my chin stuck in my navel... but bleed and I break out in pressure bandages.
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