Archive for March 3rd, 2006

Ice

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Thompson Lake is frozen solid enough to walk on, at least in most places. We didn’t venture really far on it. There was a small village of ice fishing shacks near the far shore. People who (we hope!) knew what the limits were had driven cars and pickup trucks out on the lake. We’ll leave […]

Aunt Lee Pix

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

I wrote in the Feb 22 entry about Arlene’s Aunt Lee making a big batch of potato salad. She was also knitting a sweater for her daughter Diane, from some eyelashy yarn Diane bought in Toronto, I think, in 2001. Lee doesn’t like knitting that yarn, (you can barely tell the knit side from the […]

Another project in the works

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

This is what a stepstool I made back in January looked like before I put it together. We had seen a stepstool just about like this in a store (Home Coming?) in Newton Centre that was going out of business in November. We asked about it, but it wasn’t for sale. I looked at it […]

Bridgton Brook

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

This didn’t turn out like a real calendar picture, but for any Californians who happen to be watching, it’s authentic New England winter. It’s in downtown Bridgton, Maine, maybe December 18 ’05. The stream flows out of Highland Lake, past the site of the late lamented Magic Lantern movie theatre, and south to points unknown.

Claiming the mailbox

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

This is a picture I liked — or even more, I liked when it was taken. It’s from back in December, just after we closed on our vacation house. I’m putting our name on the mailbox in self-stick letters from Home Depot. Oh, that was the most snow we’ve seen there so far this winter.

Quick Koleinu notes

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

We had a guest conductor tonight, Matti Lazar, one of the biggest names in Jewish choral music. He’s in town for an event at Temple Emanuel over the weekend. He rehearsed us in Pischu Li (the Sholom Secunda setting of some of Psalm 118), a setting of By the Waters of Babylon (ps 137), and […]