Archive for January, 2008

Mushers Bowl

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

I didn’t take as many pictures of the Mushers Bowl myself yesterday as I did last year. I think that two years ago there were no dog sled races because of lack of snow. Last year the races were postponed from the original date until sometime in February because of lack of snow. This year […]

Picture in the paper

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Arlene and I have our picture in today’s Maine Sunday Telegram. Not that you’d know. Here’s the picture: See that yellow circle? That’s where we were standing, so Arlene figured that was us. I looked with a magnifying glass and convinced myself that it was. Ready for our close-up: Yup, unmistakable!

Yes knitting

Friday, January 25th, 2008

I have been knitting mittens lately. Here’s a finished pair, made from leftover Cascade 220 from the adinkra bag project and leftover Andes from the socks I started in Pocatello, and a motif from Knitting in the Old Way: There’s most of a pair of small child size mittens from the Andes that still needs […]

A little plumbing adventure

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Recently the shower in the bathroom off our bedroom has been dripping from the pipe above the shower head. I was a little concerned that it might be getting water inside the wall or someplace it’s a real problem, so for a couple of weeks I’ve been showering in the other bathroom. Finally last night […]

Midnight Moonlight Snowshoe walks

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Matt and Anne bought me a set of new modern snowshoe bindings to go on the old 1970’s snowshoes we have. They arrived in Newton on Friday. We took them up to Maine that evening. Matt and Anne had got there a little while before us. I installed the new bindings right away and, eager […]

Lots of snow

Friday, January 18th, 2008

December 2007 was exceptionally snowy both in the Boston area and in southern Maine. I think Boston was within an inch of being the snowiest December on record, and Portland had about the third snowiest December on record. It’s very hard to tell how deep snow is without being in it. Once grass is covered […]

Mud Room

Friday, January 18th, 2008

When Arlene’s cousin Mira was visiting last weekend, I asked if houses in upstate New York have mud rooms. She said no, but that they should. A mud room is something like a vestibule, preferably a space that you can close off. It’s where you can take off your muddy boots and snowy hat and […]