Archive for February, 2006

Plum Island Etc

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

We stopped in Newburyport (waving to Julia as we went through), first at the Mass. Audubon Joppa Flats visitor center, then at the Parker River Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, then, well, not really Newburyport but Amesbury next door at the Chain Bridge. The Audubon place at Joppa Flats is a couple of years old […]

Church Supper

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

We went to the church supper at the Casco Village Church last night. It’s the kind of thing Garrison Keeler talks about on the news from Lake Wobegon, with lots of noodle casseroles (“tuna pea wiggle”) and some sea foam jello molds with colored mini-marshmallows, and four kinds of baked beans. Turns out they do […]

Potato Salad

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

We had a big birthday party (a big birthday, as well as a big party) for Arlene last weekend. Her sister and brother-in-law came up from New Jersey (with their daughter and a full complement of grandkids), her brother came from NJ also, and her aunt Lee flew in from Buffalo. I baked a double […]

August Wilson plays

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

I finished reading Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Jitney, two plays by August Wilson. They were my reading assignment for Black History Month this year. I posted my reactions to them as a comment on Sister Judy’s blog at Mrs Hammer’s House: The Black History Month Contest. And thanks, Judy, for calling me Brother Dean […]

Cool Car

Friday, February 17th, 2006

About a month ago there was a user conference here at work, that is, a conference for users of our product. In conjunction with it, the company arranged with a customer to display something nifty they had designed using our product — an Indy Car. Photos were encouraged. When I see it on TV on […]

Driveway view

Friday, February 17th, 2006

The sky was particularly beautiful just before sunset in Casco last Sunday. By the time I ran outside with my camera the clouds had closed up a little and the colors weren’t so nice. I settled for a picture looking down the driveway towards the lake, about 300 feet away.

New Year card

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Here, three weeks after the event, is my Chinese New Year postcard. The jumping dog was drawn from in image on the internet; the flaming hoop was drawn freehand out of my imagination (except that the circle was computer-generated); the Chinese characters for “Year of the Dog” and “Happy New Year” were carved from text […]

Who’s he?

Friday, February 17th, 2006

This was one of the funnier pieces of mail I’ve got in a long time. The name is something I was called occasionally in junior high school.

Mitten progress

Friday, February 17th, 2006

So for anyone who hopes this is a part-time knit blog, here I hope is a progress picture of a pair of mittens I’m making from Lopi-Lite. Fabric Place in Woburn, which was two (three? who cares) stops up 128 from where I used to work from July to October, had their Lite-Lopi on sale […]


Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

So I guess what I did this evening was go food shopping, fix and upgrade this blog (it was down for 24 hours, give or take one), and baked a batch of potato-sour cream bread. That’s a recipe from a recent book. It’s a recipe that’s good enough to buy the book for, if you […]