I went to Indianapolis to the Coffee Break Design warehouse sale this weekend. It is about 5 to 6 hours by car from here. John was not with me. He was in a Golf Channel tournament which he won! So, I was alone. It was an easy drive, but lonesome without him to chat.
The sale was wonderful with lots of goodies and very cheap prices. When Mike has a sale it is a S A L E. There were shoppers shoulder to shoulder. I loved seeing some old friends such as Gaye Medbury, Connie Newbanks, Marilyn Werst and Pat Pleacher (see her blog link on left). We laughed, we talked, we shopped.
One of my favorite purchases was this pointing hand.
While I was driving back home I passed miles of parked railroad cars on a sidetrack. Climbing up through the cars were vines and weeds.
Obviously they had not been used in a very long time. There were several types of railroad cars, empty and waiting for their next call to duty. I was thinking that with all the natural disasters of late, such as earthquakes, floods and hurricanes, that these cars could be used for temporary housing somehow. I have seen articles about turning them into offices and art studios. Why not housing? They are sturdy and easy to transport. They would need some modification, but....
Michael deMeng arrives in a few days for his workshops. John and I have been pulling together our supplies and looking forward to sitting and playing with the other students.