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28 August 2013 @ 01:03 pm
 
I just finished reading N.C. Wyeth, A Biography. I burst into tears at the end because he and his 4 year old namesake were killed at a railroad crossing. I love that guy and I love his paintings. I had no idea he died suddenly and unexpectedly. I just sent for N. C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals by Douglas Allen Jr. Had no idea that the book existed...
I got the biography out of the Casco Public Library, one of my favorite libraries in the world. Maine libraries have the best Friends of the Library book sales and wonderful staff.
I've already swum today and gone for a walk. Bob and I have been out in our kayaks on the lake the last two days.
Bob is content to be here, sleeping well and puttering around. Our neighbor gave us a sunfish with a crack in it which he is going to fix. He loves sailing, says it is flying with a vertical wing. He is also the only person I know who has never tipped over in a sunfish despite the wild swings in wind on a lake surrounded with hills.

I've been really tired since we got here but my energy is coming back. We flew up from Jacksonville, FL so we could drive the Miata back, but the engine needs an overhaul, so we are flying back to Gainesville. I found cheap tickets on Tuesday the 24th of September. Woohoo! The Miata is burning oil and has 140,000 miles on it. It is 23 years old. It is soooo much fun to drive. I love shifting. Love the noise it makes. Vrrrrooom vroooomm!
I am cooking outside on my two burner gas stove and washing dishes in cold water from the lake at an outside sink. Bob has been great, cooking whenever I am tired and doing dishes too. Tomorrow he hooks up the faucet. Right now I hang a hose on the sink and use that. It is a pretty damp experience sometimes. Cracks me up.
 
 
Current Location: Otisfield, ME
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Chiara Castelnuovo-McKenzie: lizziecmcmck on August 28th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
The name is vaguely familiar. Did he not spend some time working in Mexico?

We're off to Lucca then Genova next week! :o)
patty1943patty1943 on August 28th, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
Not to my knowledge, but if you google him, you'll see a lot of his pictures. He was an illustrator but his paintings are powerful. Even more so in person. We saw some here in Maine a few years ago. My hair stood up.
WPAdmirerwpadmirer on August 28th, 2013 10:54 pm (UTC)
Glad you're enjoying being in Maine!