Archive for February, 2007

Backlog of posts

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

I started several posts about last weekend, mostly about the Maine ice fishing derby and winterfest on Lake Sebago. I have a load of pictures to process and add to the posts before I put them up on the web, and have been hindered by having lots of stamp mounts to index. Also, I’m trying […]

Klez concert

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

The JCC Klezmer Band played a concert last night at the elderly housing building next to the JCC. Between the band and the Temple Emanuel choir, I’ve done at least four concerts there. It’s a good audience. Last night there were three women sitting near the front who seemed to know all the words to […]

Set up with Boot Camp

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

Charley helped me get my MacBook Pro set up with boot camp so it really dual boots into Windows XP or Mac OS 10.4. It’s working very stably with the virtual network from work on the windows side. That was the real reason for getting the Intel Mac in the first place, to have a […]

Animal Tracks talk

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

We drove to Bridgton after supper (and after planning supper for early enough so we could get there) for a presentation on animal tracks at the Lakes Environmental Association. It greatly exceeded our expectations. When our kids were little, we went to several Canadian national parks and made an effort to go on ranger walks […]

Back from the Lake

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Also from two weekends ago, Charley walked down to the lake with Emma so she could try out the kids snowshoes we had bought from Craig’s List. I took a picture as they came back to the house. Hey, he’s wearing the sweater I made last year. Maybe he likes it.

Just for fun

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Two weekends ago, up in Maine, Charley made some chowder for supper. He requested that I make some bread to go with it. We found a recipe for gluten-free cornbread (from the Land-O-Lakes website. With sour cream) for Nicole. Arlene asked, “Do you have the right thing to bake it in? Do you just use […]

Havdalah and Klezmer presentation

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Sue, the newish violinist in the klezmer band, told everyone that there was going to be a presentation about current klezmer music at her synagogue this Saturday evening — that is, today. We didn’t go to Maine this weekend, and a quick trip to Brookline seemed in order. The presentation was immediately following a havdalah […]

Mushers Bowl

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Up in Bridgton last weekend it was Mushers’ Bowl. That’s like superbowl, but it’s about dogsled racing and it’s a smaller scale event. By about a factor of 1000. We were disappointed that the dogsled racing was cancelled last year because of lack of snow. This year it was postponed from the original date to […]


Saturday, February 10th, 2007

The reason my spinning wheel didn’t work seemed to be that the wheel supports weren’t tight, so the wheel wobbles all over the place when you apply real force with the treadle. Then the belt pops off. I had heard of some material that’s supposed to make wood swell so joints fit tight. The main […]

Love the Lump

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

I took my new (newly acquired, that is) spinning wheel to Cambridge for a lesson at Mind’s Eye Yarns on Thursday night. The wheel seemed OK when I was practicing treadling it, but the drive belt kept jumping off the wheel as soon as Lucy tried spinning on it. She switched me to one of […]