Archive for May, 2006

Table top report

Monday, May 15th, 2006

I glued up most of the table top. I say “most” because it’s going to have crosswise boards at the ends and I haven’t started those at all. The six boards that make up the top, except for the ends, are all assembled. First step was cutting slits with the biscuit joiner. Since the boards […]

Iffy trip to Maine

Monday, May 15th, 2006

I worked one day last weekend to get a project done on time, and took this Friday off instead. I went in to Israeli dance class with Arlene (it’s her class, not mine, because I’m usually working that time, see) this morning, and was completely tired out after an hour of dancing. After going home […]


Saturday, May 13th, 2006

I’m not sure what date this belongs under. Two trips to Maine ago, that would be three weeks ago I think, we were in Hannaford’s supermarket food shopping when I saw something that looked like pancake mix on the shelf. The name, which I took for a brand name was Ployes. Buckwheat flavor. It said […]

Another Koleinu update

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Carol (our director) is constantly trying to get the chorus members to get their eyes off the music and watch her, for tempo, entrances, dynamics, etc, all the things that a musical group has a director for. Her appeal tonight was, “This is music, people! It happens in real time. Not so many things do […]

Peas and Beans

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

I planted my garden in Newton this evening. It’s going to specialize in legumes this year, because they have a pretty good record of working. Maybe there will be some tomatos later, but I didn’t start any seeds this year so if there are any, they will have to be from a flat of plants. […]

A propos of nothing

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

I just started singing to myself this silly song that I must have learned while I was studying French in high school — (sorry for the spelling, lack of accents where they belong, etc) C’etait un roi Merovingian Q’allait souvent a la chasse Chassait avec beaucoup de grace, Tuait surtout ses copains … … and […]

Koleinu update

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

At our rehearsal last Thursday one of the other basses in Koleinu was wearing the brightest red silk yarmulke you’ve ever seen. “Ron,” I said, “your kippah looks as if you stole it from Sean O’Malley!” I’ve been thinking about whether or not I want to be in Koleinu next year. There just aren’t enough […]

Well OK, Music…

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Well, inasmuch as I’ve been tagged with a CD image game I’m playing along. I didn’t find the hotfreelayouts music site totally thrilling, probably because the first two CDs I looked for weren’t there. Here are three that were, just to have a little variety: Create your own Music List @ HotFreeLayouts! I don’t actually […]


Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

It’s a bit of a relief to find that the moose and raccoons don’t really go around hiding the signs to Poland Spring. There’s a big sign on route 26 pointing to Poland Spring Resort and Preservation Park, one big gate saying “Stress Free Zone”, and another saying “Welcome to Preservation Park.” Right over THE […]

Table progress

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

State as of weekend before last — That’s the center brace fitting into one leg. The other leg didn’t have its mortise fully cut yet: By the end of April 30 I had cut that mortise’s corners, bought lumber to make the top, glued the tops and bottoms of the legs to the uprights of […]