Archive for April 18th, 2006

Marathon 2006

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

I took two hours out of the middle of the day and stayed at work late yesterday so I could watch a little of the Boston Marathon. Arlene and I walked from our house to Commonwealth Avenue, and back. That gives us two miles walking, a lot less distance than the runners have. It seemed […]

Home at Last

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

My father’s parents and his older brother Joe and Joe’s wife Minna used to go to a fishing camp in Maine, Castle Island Camps on Long Pond, Belgrade Lakes, for their summer vacations. Castle Island Camps was (and as of five years ago still is) a collection of little wooden cabins around a slightly larger […]

Fire Door

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

When we had the house inspected, the inspector told us we needed to put a fire door between the garage and the cellar. It’s required by building code and by insurance companies. The idea is that the fuel in a car (and other things that are likely to be in a garage, like a power […]

Sheepfest

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

On Saturday (4/15) we went to the Denmark Sheepfest. It’s a small-scale event, as you would expect in as small a town as Denmark, Maine. The feeling was very different from the Gore Place sheep shearing event we went to last year. That one is more, “Well, Gore Place has a few sheep, and they […]

Grand-Nephew

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Millie, Joel, David, Rachael, and Jared were up in Casco with us last weekend. I’m not sure what I have of Jared after his baby picture in a pre-blog journal entry. Now, at 2 years and a couple of months, he gleefully says “cheese!” all by himself and mugs for a camera whenever one is […]

North Pine Hill Road

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

On April 8 Matt and I took our mountain bikes out for (what seems to me in my out-of-shape state as) a good long ride. Back in the winter Joel and I had started out to get a fire door for the cellar on a very foggy evening. The map showed what looked like a […]