Archive for February, 2007

Tooth report

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

I went to my dentist on Tuesday, knowing that there was decay in one of my upper left teeth and hoping that it was just a cavity that he could fix quickly. It wasn’t. After the dentist did some drilling, he said, “There’s some bleeding. I have to see if it’s from the gum or […]


Monday, February 5th, 2007

Arlene has been surfing the Boston area Craig’s List since we bought the house in Maine, first looking for furniture we needed and more recently just because she likes to. She’s been noticing spinning wheels every now and then. This weekend there was one posted for sale in Topsfield. We go through there on our […]

Remember this chair?

Monday, February 5th, 2007

This project has been in the cellar since the middle of the summer, completely stalled out. Before Emma came up for the first time, knowing only that there was going to be a 4-year-old in the house, we thought it might be wise to get it out of the way. I haven’t worked on it […]

On the ice

Monday, February 5th, 2007

We ventured out onto the lake on foot. The ice is getting thicker, now that we’ve had a couple of weeks of seasonable cold. There were lots of snowmobile tracks on it, and one ice fishing shelter close enough to get a good picture. There’s a small town of ice fishing huts across the lake, […]

Puzzle of the Week

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Since Arlene & I were alone this weekend there were no other people using the living room table for their laptops, and we had it for a jigsaw puzzle. Arlene found a relatively easy one of flags. The pieces had very tricky shapes, even for a Springbok puzzle.

Snowy woods

Monday, February 5th, 2007

We went walking around our trails both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday we put on snowshoes and did a short jaunt. We have one set of old snowshoes that have real babiche (rawhide) webbing that we never use, and two sets of 1970 vintage snowshoes with wood frames, neoprene webbing, and heavy leather bindings. There’s […]

Snowy ride

Monday, February 5th, 2007

We had steady light snow on our way to Maine this past Friday, starting near the MA-NH border and continuing the rest of the way. Visibility was fine driving. The roads didn’t feel particularly slippery to me, but as we were leaving the Hannaford’s supermarket in Windham we saw a car do a big skid […]


Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

I went to the dentist to get my new crown put it on Tuesday morning, and to the periodontist’s office for a cleaning on Wednesday. I told the hygienist that something was bothering me on my left side, and not to be surprised if I was uncomfortable when she was working around there. Sure enough, […]

Carver’s swap

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

On Wednesday night Arlene saved my butt for meeting a deadline. I had signed up for a swap of Chinese New Year art made with hand-carved eraser stamps. I’ve been carving stamps for something over twenty years, but not much for the past two years, when I’ve been more likely to spend my time knitting. […]