February 27, 2014

thanks, pups

For the last few months I've been working a part time job at a dog daycare here in Portland (catering work was slow - don't get too many people getting married in Maine, in the winter). Nice way to make a few extra bucks, though spending the 6 AM - noon shift outside these past few wintery weeks wasn't always super fantastic.

Actually, I'm super grateful that I did spend so much time out in the winter. My nose is freckled and my skin has been in better shape and my toes have been perpetually cold this season, but seeing the sunrise everyday was something special. I was surprisingly a little bit sad to leave behind all the dogs this morning, on my last day.

Thanks, pups. It was a blast.

February 7, 2014

where i live

I wish I'd thought to take some photos on the day I moved in. I spackled and painted every inch of this apartment - baseboards, windows, doors, walls, and even the bathroom ceiling. Everything was a little dingy and each window had 10+ holes from various window coverings left by previous tenants. A fresh coat of paint makes a world of difference. My landlord covered the materials, so even though my first two weeks here were spent in a paint-induced haze, I'm pretty happy with the way things turned out. The place isn't especially large, but it's perfect for solo me. It's bright and the ceilings are high and the building is quiet. It's also the longest (4 months!) I've lived in the same dwelling in quite awhile. Getting to feel like home. Also, still so happy to be back in Portland.

P.S. It is really difficult to photograph small spaces. Right?