Finished the bricks on the left side tonight. Tedious but strangely gratifying work. I mean, how many times do you toil at something for hours with nothing tangible to show for all your efforts? As mind-numbing a task as etching 3/16th by 3/4 inch bricks into gesso is, I have to say, at least when you're done for the night you can pat yourself on the back and say, "Good job."
I ordered coach lamps to flank the front door today. They are powered by replaceable watch batteries. (The center component of Merriman Park lifts out, so there isn't really a way to wire it --at least not by any way that I could figure how to do without electrocuting myself)! So when I saw these coach lamps I was pretty excited because I had resigned myself to having non-working lamps out front. I am a little worried about the bulbs being LED, as I find LED lights to be generally too garish. I flat out REFUSE to use LED Christmas lights. They're just, I don't know --tacky. And NOT in a good way. Of course this is from a guy who still uses wax candles on his Christmas tree.