Archive for December, 2005

Overheard in Dry Mills, Maine

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

… while I was paying for a quart of oil, conversation between the woman behind me in line and the woman I was paying: “Guess who got to hold the urn. Me.” “Better you than me.” “It was kind of creepy. My brother. They brought him for Christmas.”


Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

I almost forgot that I had an appointment for physical therapy for my neck today. It was out in Wellesley, at Sports and Physical Therapy Associates. My left hand tends to start tingling from time to time. The therapist said my neck muscles were really tight on that side. She gave me some exercises, put […]

This, too, is fiber

Monday, December 12th, 2005

OK! So here’s the photo story of re-rushing that chair. The seat is wider at the front than the back. When I took it apart I found that there were lots of tacks holding the paper rush material, which looped right back to the front rail rather than going all the way to the back. […]

Good birds

Friday, December 9th, 2005

I walked around the (largely frozen over) pond next to work today. Arlene came over at lunchtime yesterday to walk and we didn’t see any birds to speak of. Today I saw a red-breasted nuthatch and a brown creeper. Those aren’t really rare birds, but they’re things I’m happy if I see a couple of […]

Rush job

Friday, December 9th, 2005

It’s the slowest rush job you’ve run into lately. On Saturday Anne came over, and the three of us went to her friend Marcy’s house to look at furniture that Marcy wants to sell before moving to Hoboken. We’re going to buy a lot of it for the house in Maine — coffee table, side […]

Celebrate Newton

Monday, December 5th, 2005

So Zum Gali Gali Rubber Stamps went to the Celebrate Newton crafts sale yesterday. We didn’t pull in as much business as we had at the same event last year, but it was a very successful day for us anyway. We were right next to where the musical groups were performing. First on was a […]

Felting Murphy’s Law?

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

Is there a Murphy’s Law about felting? That woolen things that you don’t want to felt will, and ones you want to felt won’t? I tried cooking my big mittens this evening, wringing and mushing them, and dumping them in ice water, but they don’t seem to have felted. I’ll settle for having knit mittens […]

Constructive at work

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

Finally, after three weeks and a little, I’m starting to do something constructive at my new job. Under close supervision, I fixed one bug! The guy (Ken) who was looking over my shoulder knew just about what to do to fix it, but I did search one more time for a variable and found a […]