Archive for October, 2006

Sash Cord Repair

Monday, October 30th, 2006

It was really a pretty busy Saturday. And by the way, there are lots of pictures, but no pretty pictures, in this post. Unless you’re interested in sash cords, it may not be worth waiting for. More or less first (but after making french toast for breakfast) I went to the post office and bank. […]

Even more ancient history – JoJos

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Not Trader Joe’s Joe-Joe cookies, nor former Celtics player JoJo White. This is really a propos of nothing, except for looking at my high school yearbook. When my sisters went to 4-H camp back in the late ’50s their favorite counselor was a girl from Fitchburg named Joanne Johanneson, aka JoJo. I met JoJo when […]

Some ancient history

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Toby had worked as a dental hygienist when they lived in Israel. In my second year of graduate school I used to go out with a girl who was studying that at Forsyth in Boston — it’s either part of Northeastern University or next door to it. Jane had an apartment off Beacon Street in […]

Small klez meeting

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Only Barry (leader & accordion), Sarah (violin), Jeffery (flute), Toby (piano) and I were at klezmer class last night. After playing our standard opening warm-up medley, we listened to a CD of four tunes which we started playing this session. They’re from a book/CD set Fleytmuzik that Toby got at klezcamp. After we picked out […]

Release Printing

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Late last winter or early in the spring we bought a bunch of plain black T-shirts on sale at a place in Bridgton. The intention was to try something people were doing at the Nature Printing Society meeting last summer, dye release printing fish with soft scrub. The idea is to use the soft scrub […]

Poland Spring hike

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Arlene wanted to do some walking. I didn’t want to just walk around our loop, so I suggested going over to Poland and looking for ducks at Range Pond State Park. We first stopped at the little park in Webb’s Mills, where Matt and I had seen some ducks in the spring when we went […]

Chief Honest John windmill

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Out in Leggett, CA, having just caught my breath after an hour of slow driving on winding mountain roads, I bought a kit of a midwestern farm windmill at the souvenier stand at Drive-Through Tree Park. It took me until Saturday evening to start it. As you will see from that link, Chief Honest John […]

Return trip from Unity

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Across the street from the MOFGA grounds (this is still on Oct. 14) we saw this sculpture marking Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm. It didn’t seem to be open, and we had just got in the car and were psyched for moving a little, but there it is, and if we see them at the Fiber […]

BBC story on alpaca raising in Peru

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

This is what I originally thought blogs were supposed to be about — find something interesting on the web and put up a link to it. The BBC news today had an article about alpacas, so here you go. It looks as though the people in Peru like alpacas even more than the people who […]

Orionid Meteors

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

When we got to Casco it was another gorgrous clear starry night. I’m not yet so used to being able to see the Milky Way on moonless nights that I take it for granted. I looked a while and didn’t see any meteors. In the early hours of Saturday I slept so poorly that I […]