Archive for September, 2007

Find your age by eating out

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Don’t know about you, but I’ve seen several emails over the last couple of weeks with a number trick that goes something like this: ***************************************** Write down how many times a week you would like to dine in a restaurant, at least 1 but less than 10 times. Double that. Add five. Multiply by fifty. […]

L Hug

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

I had an extra good bike ride to work on Wednesday (Sept 12 — I’m a week behind posting this). Traffic was a little backed up at the end of Parker, so I went right on Dedham, down Rachel, out Winchester, and through Nahanton Park to avoid a probable backup at the Wells Ave/JCC light. […]

Stalker vindicated

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

I’ve been bringing my camera along to work, and along on my lunchtime walks, in the hope of seeing that northern water snake and getting a picture. Today, on the opposite side of the pond from where I’ve seen them before, there was a snake right in the path. I stopped short a few yards […]

A couple of tools

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

First, here’s something the roofers used to clean up. They had left a lot of stuff in our garage to pick up after the finish carpentry is all done. They encouraged us to use this gizmo, which is a magnetic sweeper. The idea is that it will pick up nails, staples, and other ferrous-metal scrap […]

Roof more or less done

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

The roof is all done, at least on the outside. The skylights need the finish carpentry on the inside. Here’s a closeup of the part of the roof over the kitchen that had been leaking on our cookbooks the week before.


Thursday, September 13th, 2007

We’re getting a new roof put on the house in Casco. The contractor thinks we might have been able to go two or three years more with the old one, but Arlene was a little nervous about it. The edges of lots of the old shingles were starting to curl up, which isn’t good. After […]

Labor Day Weekend – Mountain Biking

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Matt is an avid mountain biker. He went out on Sunday to the New England Mountain Bike club’s Red Tail Trail in North Conway NH and rode it. He showed me a video of it that he made with his helmet-cam, and it was obvious that I wanted no part of that trail. I did […]

Labor Day Weekend – Fish Printing

Friday, September 7th, 2007

What we’ve really been wanting to do in fish printing is to print one or more T-shirts with the dye release method. That is, you print your fish on a dark T-shirt using SoftScrub with bleach instead of ink. The idea is to bleach the shirt where you printed and end up with a light […]

Labor Day Weekend – Fishing

Friday, September 7th, 2007

After all that learning about fish printing from the NPS workshop, we wanted to catch some small fish to print. A couple of sunfish would do, nothing monumental. We went up to the general store in downtown Casco, bought a container of worms, and headed down to Parker Pond. We caught a few fish right […]

Labor Day Weekend

Friday, September 7th, 2007

We were in Maine with Anne, Matt, and Dozer over Labor Day weekend. There were four main activities: Fishing Fish Printing Mountain Biking Painting the deck. Probably I’ll delete this post when I have a post for each of the four.