Archive for July, 2007

Oh by the way – software

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

I installed Apache, PHP, MySQL, and Mediawiki on my MacBookPro laptop, on the PC side. I’m not sure what good it does to have a wiki on it, but at least it will give me a chance to learn what you can do to administer a wiki. Don’t come looking for it; it’s not on […]

Lowell Folk 2007

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

We went up to the Lowell Folk Festival today. Arlene wore her T-shirt from the 1988 festival, one of the first years it was held. I kept saying to people that we hoped there was a contest for the oldest Lowell Folk Festival T-shirt, but there didn’t seem to be. Almost as soon as we […]

Reading note

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Well by now I’m 10% of the way through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (are people calling it “DH” the way they used to write “OOTP” for “Order of the Phoenix”? or was “DH” in too common use already?) For me, that’s not bad, especially considering that Arlene was reading the book most of […]

Anniversary Party

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Katherine organized a surprise 40th anniversary party for her parents Sue & Richard for yesterday. She asked us to meet her at the Wellesley Community Center at 10 to help set up. Our timing was perfect; we had parked, taken one load of stuff out of our car, set it down by the door, and […]

Quick trip to Mamaroneck

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

We left Maine on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend so we could drive from Newton to Mamaroneck on Monday. My mom was east for a wedding in Baltimore and went to visit her sister on Monday. Last summer she was talking about coming to Maine for a week or so at the end of this […]

Maine visitors

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Millie, Joel, their daughter Gena, and Gena’s three kids were at our house in Maine for the week after the 4th of July. Arlene stayed up there with them for the week and I went back to Newton to work. Unfortunately there were several rainy days that week so the boys didn’t get outside as […]

July 4 baking

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

We went over to Sue and Richard’s for 4th of July cookout. The weather was very threatening so we ended up eating indoors, but I did tend the grill outside on their deck. Their cookout menu always includes grilled kielbasa, which I like very much and never get any other time. Sue asked me to […]

Garden catching up

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Firstly, here was my raised-bed garden maybe as long as a month ago Those taller plants along the right rear edge are radishes about to go to seed. Here they are ready to wash and eat. Man, those were strong radishes!:

Dubya is smarter than you think

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

One of the things that football coaches, basketball coaches, and baseball managers always remind their teams is not to underestimate their opponents. The Democrats have forgotten that for the last six years. Just because a guy won’t pronounce “nuclear” in a standard way, they think he’s dumb. It’s not so. I heard a commentator on […]

July 4 wildlife sighting

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

We went to Sue and Richard’s (in Newton) for a fourth of July cookout. I was tapped to make pies, a blueberry pie and a lime chiffon pie, for dessert. The menu always features grilled kielbasa, which I never get any other time. It was a little too rainy to eat outside, though I was […]