Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Closer and closer

Today I went to the market in Baddeck, and one lady bought, along with several others, the most expensive spoon on the table, I think, a lilac one with a sort of basket of a gnarly place in the wood in the handle, for $36. So I told her about the lilac labyrinth, but she didn't know much about labyrinths, not even the difference between a labyrinth and a maze. Nevertheless when she paid her total she had $1 change coming. She said to add that to my labyrinth fund.
My intent was to figure out how much I had made that had to go in that account, and deposit it on the way home. But I forgot to figure it up before I went in the bank, so I tried to do it in my head, but I may have left out a few dollars. Anyhow, I put in $242 plus another donation, which which was a check for US $30. That came to $30.34 Canadian, so the total deposit was $272.34 and the total in the account is now $1434.35. So, if i figure right I have $160.99 to go to have the $1200 all out of money dedicated to the lilac labyrinth from the start. I probably have a few dollars of that, just because I had forgotten a few minor sales, but I'll check my book when I get out to the truck again.
I asked Robin about the link to my website and she said it had been on here, but she'd check. When she tried to put it back it said she didn't have the right password, but it worked for me just now. Something strange is going on. I'll tell her to try again.
I did ask Jan about the dimensions, and she said to make it what would work for me and not to worry about the proportions, because labyrinths are made with all sorts of proportions, according to what the maker has available. So I think I'll stick to my original dimensions, of 6' allowed for the row of lilac bushes and the same for the path.
My daughter and her little boy left this morning to return to Timbuktu and her husband, which is going to leave it pretty quiet around here.


  1. I am so tickled to see the progress, connections, determination that are making this real! Website link is on top right in the sidebar and will remain. I also added a link to the site in your post.... see if you can find it! ;-)

    Keep on keeping one, one step at a time! I can smell the lilacs already!

  2. Robin, Great job. I also wanted to tell you that it is such a joy opening up this site to the beautiful colors and flowers. And Terron, I can smell the flowers now...