Sunday, September 28, 2014

An Afternoon Sun in the Valley

My neighbor gave me a dragon fruit which they grew in their back yard. The fruit is almost tasteless itself. But I was told If I put this into a citrus fruit salad I would enjoy  it. So, I started making a citrus fruit salad. Unfortunately, I cut my thumb instead of orange. Ouch!!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Yosemite Scene

Finally, A renovation of my kitchen completed. I started take kitchen things back to where they belong. I will get rid of some of the stuff. I think I have more stuff to through away than the things I will keep. I will make my life simple from now on.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Quiet Moment

 Nobody working in my house today. It’s nice and quiet. After stressful days, this is like a heaven.

 While I was preoccupied with noisy construction people, time went by and I don’t have that much time left for preparation of Japan trip and art exhibition. I have to concentrate to Japan trip 100% from now on.

 I went to ramen shop last night. It was my favorite shop. I wanted eat a good ramen but I change the plane when I saw a guy eating umani-fried noodles. I ordered the same. It’s was also my favorite.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The eleventh day since they started a remodering of kitchen

 I worked hard last night. The new owner of the house going to renew kitchen floor linoleum. so, I had to remove everything from the kitchen and a small room adjoining it. I use this room as storage of my art materials such as picture frames, full size watercolor paper, matt board so on. Anyway, I spent more than three hours to remove all of them to the space I could find in the little house. It’s was big job for a seventy one years old man. Tell you the truth, I couldn’t get up from the bed this morning. I must have down something bad in previous life.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

 Since new owner started on remodeling of a kitchen, inside of the house is total mess. So, I go out to eat more often. I can’t afford doing this all the time, but it’s better than stressed out.

 N and I went to French Market restaurant on Santa Monica blvd in Hollywood. We came here couple of month ago and I didn’t have a good memory about the place. But this time I enjoyed a lot. I guess I made a wrong choice of menu last time. I order a french dip sandwich. It’s came with french onion soup I like. It was good. I like to come back again.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

What is a New Landlord's intention

 A remodeling of the kitchen still going on. I have no idea when it end. I tried to concentrate to paint watercolor under an uncomfortable condition. I have to paint about 25 paintings for an exhibition in Japan this fall.

 There are so many things happening in me life now. But at least I have a lot of subjects write in my blog, I should be happy about it. After all people like to read a dramatic story not a boring happy story.

 I painted some watercolors this morning and I watched the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha” in the afternoon. If I concentrate hard enough I could avoid a hearing of the construction noise from the kitchen. Hopefully, when movie end all the construction noise is end, too.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I live in one of the rented house in a block. I live here over 22 yeas. Recently an owner of the property changed.  Then this thing started.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This watercolor painting I did at the class for demonstration.