Saturday, February 25, 2012
New Store in Town
There is a new home goods store in town located below Lynn's Hippie Dippie Hair Salon in the former Connections office space. Marilyn (formerly of the Dawg House in Esperanza if you have been around that long) has opened Todas Las Casa. She has lamps, curtains, pillows, tablecloths and fabric pieces available, among other things. She is sewing small items like curtains, tablecloths and pillow covers herself and has someone to produce larger pieces. There are some potted plants and herbs as well. John is putting up some Nathan's hot dogs out front, so you can stop in and shop and then get some sustenance.
As mentioned before, Siddhia's gallery hosting the 12 x 12 canvas benefit for the Humane Society next month. The canvas are available at the gallery now. Pick one up and create a masterpiece. You don't have to be able to paint either. The only rule is that whatever you do must fit on the 12 x 12 canvas. You have to finish it by March 14 as they all go on display on the 15th to the 21st for the silent auction segment. On the 22nd, there will be a grand finale auction and reception. This will be an amazingly fun event.
The ferry issue has been quiet the last couple of weeks. The boats are running and seem to be relatively on schedule, or as on schedule as they ever were. The issue this week is gas. We were out on Wednesday, fuel came in Thursday and by yesterday afternoon only premium gas was left. From now until at least Easter, the island will be busy. Busy means that the rental cars will all be spoken for and that means lots of big gas tanks to be filled. Remember that if you have half a tank of gas you really are running on empty and need to go to the pump. There is a new gas line etiquette that I haven't yet figured out. The large gas station has the premium pump on the side by the air machine. When the regular gas is gone, the line snakes around the pumps out front and somehow you get to the premium pump. It looks very confusing and I would suggest sending someone from the car to watch how the system works before getting close to the pump. That way you will be sure to know when it is your turn.