Archive for January 18th, 2008

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 […]