It's been a busy month filled with prop shopping and set building and prop making. My blog is suffering a bit, there is no time to sit down and write, it seems.
I spent all last week looking for an old straw broom for this play. I suppose they weren't made that well back then and they didn't last, I never found one. So I sucked it up and just made the damn thing. should have done that in the first place. It turned out pretty great. I had an old handle around here that I was thinking of using one day for a sculpture, but it has a new use now. I got the straw at Michael's craft store and it's a mighty fine broom now.
I have been in my little world of prop shopping for days and days, my favorite thing ever, spending time in antique stores.......ahhh.............
The play that was in the theater before us left this spinning wheel, which had fallen apart. I glued it back together and it's a perfect prop for this show. Sorry for the photo, it's dark in there! Looks like the spinning wheel's a spinning, haha! This one might come home with me, I would like to learn to spin, like I need another craft project, ha!
We are in tech this week and construction on the set is underway. I put in a long 13 hour day on Sunday but loved every second of it.
Yesterday Gerry and I took the day off and drove up to Stokes County. A friend of ours told us about this property for sale. This ten acres backs up to Hanging Rock State Park and it could be ours. Those rocks up there are Gerry's major distraction and they could be in his backyard.
Only one small problem. We would buy this land tomorrow, but there is a shale deposit with natural gas running right through this area, and you know what that means? Yep, they are proposing to Frack this land!!!!!!!!
You know.......... I feel like I am slipping down a dark deep hole living in this country, with no hope in sight for a government that has any sense whatsoever. We could buy this property, build our dream home and retire up here one day, never to be seen again. But will the fracking cause earthquakes here? Will the ground water get contaminated? Will the trucks hauling out the poison chemicals run by our house night and day? Will I have to look at wells and storage ponds in these beautiful pastures?
This spill happened recently in North Dakota, did you hear anything at all about it?
Over 20,600 barrels of oil fracked from the Bakken Shale has spilled from a Tesoro Logistics pipeline in Tioga, North Dakota in one of the biggest onshore oil spills in recent U.S. history.
Though the spill occurred on September 29, the U.S. National Response Center - tasked with responding to chemical and oil spills - did not make the report available until October 8 due to the ongoing government shutdown.
This is our college mate's new house, not bad, right? I hope they don't want to drill here, he has about 60 acres just waiting for some oil company to rape it.
So that's it for me right now. Busy busy with the theater. We open Friday night and maybe I can get back to some clay business after that. I really need to at least make some ornaments for the holidays!