Archive for August, 2006

Caning progress

Monday, August 21st, 2006

I did a little more on the chair caning. I’ve started the first slow step of the process, really weaving cane through previous strands. It’s taking many times as long per hole as the earlier steps — I think six or ten times as long. I’m beginning to appreciate why getting chairs caned is expensive. […]


Monday, August 21st, 2006

As luck would have it, right between where we parked for the balloon festival and Railroad Park was an unpreposessing door in the Bates Mill Complex renovated part of the huge mill with a sign “Fishbones” over it. It looked like a restaurant.It was!. Now, that link is a press release, so you don’t have […]

Balloon Festival – II

Monday, August 21st, 2006

After we walked through the carnival area of the festival (close to the bridge back from Auburn) we thought we would look for something to eat and come back when the balloons were getting ready to take off. Oops! They were going to start getting set up in another fifteen minutes, so we went back […]

Lewiston Balloon Festival – I

Monday, August 21st, 2006

We were in LA, or really L/A, which in central Maine is Lewiston/Auburn, the twin cities of Androscoggin County, on Saturday for a balloon festival. Hot air balloons are like fireworks. You have to be there to appreciate the scale. But of course I have pictures. Lewiston is the second biggest city in Maine, with […]


Monday, August 21st, 2006

There was a meeting of the Small Woodlot Owners Association of Maine in Otisfield, the next town over. Off Powhatan road, near the Otisfield school. It sounded as though it was too close for people who are in charge of ten or eleven acres of Maine woodland not to check out. It turned out to […]

Sweater progress

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Here’s the state of Matt’s sweater as of Aug 11. By now I’ve done another inch of navy and a few rows of a simple fair isle band above that.

Powwow at wildlife park

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

On the 12th we all went to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray for a native american powwow. It was much smaller than the Fort Hall Shoshone-Bannock festival — my mom said, “Do you think ours is ten times this big?” I do think there are more than ten times as many people dancing at […]


Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

One of the things I wanted in a vacation place was plenty of dark sky. Andy’s house on Moose Pond in Denmark was a little too much in the trees, without much sky. Our house in Casco has a good amount of sky, not a clear view horizon to horizon by any means, but a […]

Weekend of Aug 12 – I

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

My mom was at our house from August 7 to yesterday, or in Newton from the 7th to the 10th, in Casco from the 10th to 13th, back in Newton the night of the 13th, and flew home on the 14th. We pretty much relaxed around the house on Friday the 11th. The apples looked […]

Weekend of Aug 5

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

David and Rachel (and Jared) were at the house in Casco from about August 1 through, I think it was, 5. Millie and Joel joined them there on the 3rd, I think, and we went up on Friday the 4th. David and Rachel were impressed with how much Jared remembered about the place. When it […]