Our Furniture: Home Again at Last

Above: Lulu bestows ardent face licks on ace contractor Roger "Butch" Molloy, one of the new best friends who’ve spent the last couple of months disassembling, then reassembling in different locations, the rooms of our humble abode. That’s plumber Mike Toniatti sitting and awaiting his turn on our sofa, which was returned to us from warehouse exile this weekend.

The renovation of the rest of our house almost finished now, with Evelyn’s room having been completed well ahead of the others so that she could return from Williamstown Commons to a bedroom built just for her.

We wish she could have enjoyed the room longer, but Eddie’s mom clearly loved occupying her bright new private quarters during the final few weeks of her life. She didn’t even complain about all the hammering and sawing that continued to go on just outside her bedroom door. (There’s something to be said for forswearing the use of hearing aids at critical points of one’s post-hospital recuperation.)

My attention now has largely turned, now that I’m finished cover art that I’ve been sweating out through thick and thin for the May issue of Commonwealth Club magazine (the member publication of the venerable public forum organization, Commonwealth Club of California), to finishing up the two talks I’m scheduled to give unnervingly soon—the first being at Penn State University (April 22) and the second being at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge (May 3), in whose Lit Graphic show some artwork from Stuck Rubber Baby (along with artwork by a lot of other graphic novelists) is still hanging. (See my earlier blog entry about that.)

If you’re going to be in either neighborhood on those days, do drop by. It’s so much more fun giving talks when someone’s in the audience!

About Howard

I'm a cartoonist and writer, best known for my graphic novel, Stuck Rubber Baby, and my comic strip from the 1980s, Wendel.
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0 Responses to Our Furniture: Home Again at Last

  1. Kevin Moore says:

    Lulu is a very sweet looking dog.

    As others have said elsewhere, it is wonderful that you and Eddie put so much time and love into making Evelyn’s last days as comfortable as possible.