Below you'll see days 6, 7, & 8 of the Six Items Challenge. On all two of these days, we had temps over 105! On Friday, I taught online and wore this:
It's the woven skirt again and the black tee again. I've tucked the tee in and added a paper mache bracelet made in Haiti. Looking for the sandals I'm wearing in the depths of my closet, kicked off a major closet reorganization. In days to come I hope to do posts on the EXCESSES that exist in my thrifted closet and what I plan to do about it.
On Saturday, we went in search of something called an "air organ" and got lost and then found again and ultimately did not purchase the elusive instrument. And, I made a grocery store run.
I'm wearing the black tee again and the freshly laundered white skirt and my red sneaks for a second time this week. I've added dotted suspenders, a pin made of dice for contrast, and my new glasses. I hand washed the black tee in my bathroom sink Saturday night. Can't remember the last time I hand washed anything!
On Sunday, we made a whirlwind drive to St. Charles, Missouri, where we rendezvoused with "Huck" and loaded up his stuff and brought him home. He's been floating the Mississippi for the past 38 days and had come 1107 miles before the cramps in his hands got the better of him. He discovered too that tackling the river after it merges with the Missouri likely requires a boat with a motor rather than the inflatable canoe he started with. He and DH are already concocting a grand plan to complete the float, using a motor boat I've encouraged DH to sell.
It was great to see "Huck." I imagined that his shoulders would be bigger and his skin more tan and his beard full-grown. I was not disappointed. And this is one of three bright white tees he started the trip with...and it's been laundered!
He was glad to see us too. He's weathered two weeks of over 100 degree temps on the river and sighed to climb in to our air-conditioning. We treated him to a Chinese buffet. And, he says he's looking forward to a shower.
Here's what I wore to travel the 560 miles in one day:
It's the black slacks again, with the reversible tank turned to the yellow side. I added the sun-hat and a pair of black espadrilles. This shot was taken from the confines of the car. And now, I'm going to sleep. Exhausted.
One of these looks will have to do for Visible Monday. Come join us there.