This past Saturday, I attended a friend’s Absolute Auction. Her mechanical contracting business is closing after a long, very successful 57 years in business. I had the good fortune to be able to document the history of the business, the fascinating aspects of an auction, and the culture of contractors, subcontractors, small business owners, and incredibly hard workers. It was a bittersweet day but a successful, and even a joyful day, as we celebrated all that was this business and the family associated with it.
Over the next couple weeks, I’ll be sharing some photographs and thoughts from that day, but for now I’ll share this one. My friend Kelly gave me the most perfect title for this photo.
Ladder to the Sky
Sadly, but fitting for this Ladder to the Sky post, I had to say goodbye to my Abby this week. She was a sick little thing and could not recover. I’ll miss her presence in my home and my life. Abby was the last of my pets, with two dogs and another cat having gone on before her, and for the first time in 28 years, I have no children (pets or human) in my home.
Abby was a cute little thing and like her human, knew what she liked and what she didn’t like.
Rescued and with six toes on her two front paws, Abby was a joy and a pain, as only cats can be (I say that with a smile).
Thank you, Abby, for allowing me to share your life,