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 [...]
Archive for January, 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:
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 thumbs. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 you [...]
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 mittens [...]