Sunday, June 12, 2011
Fog and Rain
Well, another week has come to a close and boy am I tired. We all worked hard this week and endured the elements. This week we had some slight sleet and tons of rain. It was really nice that it rained seeing that I had a lot of indoor work to do and lets face it I'd rather be inside wasting time while the weather is crap than missing out on those great sunshiney days.
Here is a brief run down on the week past.
We are finished in the gallery. All the prints and lights are up hooorah. Just a few final touches and we will be done until the boss he decides he wants new pictures up.
I sold my first print on Imagekind. Yay. I'm really happy about that, so thank you to the person who bought my picture whoever you are. Its great to feel validated as an artist. So here is a toast to wishful thinking and hoping that I sell 49 more before the year is out. If you like my work please share the blog and refer anyone you know to check out the prints here : http://Jason_Speer_Photo.imagekind.com/.
I tried to get my oil changed at Walmart mid-week when we had to go to town to pick up one of our employees who had to have surgery on his hand after he got a staph infection. So, I was told it should be 45 minutes, no problem, I'll go do my shopping slowly and then return. 45 min go by, I return, my car is not ready. No worries, I'm a patient fellow. Wait another 20 and then I see them pull up my car. Great - 10 min and I'm out of here or so i thought. Then an elderly gentleman with a gray ponytail and some serious gapped teeth who was rather rude to me earlier, greets me and tells me they are denying me service. You ask why? Well some 20 year old kid with a monkey wrench comes out and says, "That thing's on there tight and I can't get it off." Are you kidding me? You have wasted well over an hour of my time for nothing and I still don't have new oil. Well, I tried to be positive but I was behind the 8 ball before I started. Let's face it, it's 2 hours before closing and some people just don't want to work, as well as the strong detest for the H3 and further compounded by the fact that I have California plates. In other words I'm Fucked. I shrugged it off - I'll try one of the local places with more competent employees one of these weekdays.
On some other news, the hammocks are up for all the guests. Chad and I hung those on Friday and Erin has hers all marked out for when her work load lightens.
Also I got a work truck stuck while trying to go down and see the river. The road had been recently reconstructed and was really soft. So, with out much effort the front tire just slid right down leaving the truck on about a 65 degree angle. It took me, Chad and Darius, a bobcat and a heavy duty fork lift (load-all/ telescopic handler) about 45 min to get the truck back on its way. The truck almost flipped over with me in it, continuing to slide as we tried to get it unstuck.
Hope you enjoy the photos check out my Imagekind link. I've added some new photos. http://Jason_Speer_Photo.imagekind.com/.