Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Heat Hot Hot




So two weeks ago our land lord decided that he was going to cut down all of the trees on the side of our yard. I won't give you the reason...although if you e-mail me I'll give you the haps...but I knew that this was going to pretty much suck for us.

To begin with, without our trees we can see directly into our neighbors house. Which also happens to be a funeral home. Also, because all of those tress provided wonderful shady shade, without them our apartment gets pelted with sun from about noon until 7 o clock...which also means we have to run our air conditioner almost all day. Before we just turned it on at night so we could sleep a little easier. I hate using the air conditioner all day, but we would roast if we didn't.

Anyway, I was a little upset today at someone...not naming names...but Michael got this really funny picture of me going off on a rant :) and no that's not a crater in my face on the left side, it happens to be one of the many dimples I inherited from my grandma.

Between ranting and packaging up paintings, I managed to post a painting on Etsy. Things have been pretty slow these days over in Etsy land, so I signed up for the month long membership over at Trunkt. It's nice because it tells you a lot of stats that you wouldn't know otherwise. Like how many people visited your Etsy shop directly from Trunkt, and how many visits you got in a month, and how many showcases you are/were in. So we'll see how that goes. I don't think I am going to purchase the full year unless I start getting crazy traffic and sales, I just thought since it's been so slow this month I'd give it a try.

Alright. hope everyone is staying cool :)
Angie if you're reading this....I hope you're hangning in there!

9 comments:

justagirl said...

Oh that is not a good thing...

we are in the middle of a storm at the moment, and it is very cold... so will swap some of your warmth for our chill.

love the pic.

Katherine

julie said...

slow in etsy land? you're on the FP right this second. :) hopefully that turns things around!

tattytiara said...

I had all the gorgeous towering trees cut down at a house I rented once. I cried for two days! You have my full sympathy.

Megan Chapman said...

I can't stand it when people cut down trees, they really do keep things so much cooler. When will people learn..
ugh!
Love the pix.

Art Kitten said...

sorry about the trees, we are roasting here too.

Let me know how trunkt goes, I was thinking of doing the same thing...

tangled sky studio said...

hey michele, i'm from detroit originally and i know lower michigan needs all the trees and beauty it can get...northern michigan is awesome but the lower half is almost like another planet. a big thumbs down to your landlord!

ching said...

hi Michelle, hmm. your landlord action to cut down trees is un-cool. :(

btw .. I always love to see your pictures.. I have been following your post now and then... had put you in my blogroll :)

see you around.

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Abby Creek Art said...

Hi Michele...love that pic of you and Chloe. Hey, thanks for the idea about Trunkt...I'm thinking I might try that too. We'll have to compare notes!