Friday, June 12, 2015

It's Friday and Sir Christopher Lee Roles

It's Friday, the clock is ticking down to Tuesday's carpet install date (and Wednesday's, and Thursday's) and I'm running out of time. DH was busy in the garage workshop yesterday building a bench for the grinding wheel set I purchased in Milwaukee. We both want it out of the box and operational as soon as possible. It's not an elegant bench, but it doesn't have to be. It needs to be sturdy and serviceable, and it qualifies on that basis.

My Diamond Pacific Genie grinding wheels machine is
in its box, but we both want it set up ASAP, so DH built a
good bench for it yesterday afternoon that will put the wheels at
a good height for working on them. Brilliant! 

Chickie is working hard at the store, making assortment mixes of beads that have been discontinued by the factories. We're mixing them together in loose color groups, adding a bit of stringing materials and a few findings, capping them off, and they'll go onto the floor as a nice alternative for customers who are looking for varieties of shapes/sizes and colors to play with. I'll probably have to open up an Etsy store or sell some on eBay also because we'll have WAY too many of these to sell through the store.

I've never sold things on eBay, although I have purchased a few.
These beads, however, are a huge amount and it probably would
be best to sell them outside the store as well as in it.
Something to think about, in any case. 

Of course, the news came down yesterday that Sir Christopher Lee had died on Sunday. There's a legend who will no longer be with us! Of course I will always remember him from his role of Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit", but I grew up watching him in horror films and suspense/mystery films and he made a wonderful villain in the James Bond film "The Man With the Golden Gun". He had a rare talent for character and a "why not" attitude towards various roles that served him in good stead. He'll be missed by many.

Sir Christopher Lee made a wonderful "Dracula" in his early days. 

He got to wield a light saber in several Star Wars movies. 

He played a wonderful villain in "The Man With the Golden Gun", although
as James Bond films go, it's not one of the best efforts. 

He made a stellar Saruman and was the only member of the cast to
have actually met JRR Tolkien. He was a LOTR geek, having read
the books numerous times. 

So, on this rainy Friday, I'm off to the pool and I'm wishing you a wonderful day filled with happiness and productivity (because sometimes a productive day can lead to a happy one).

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