Archive for August, 2008

A quick convention note

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

If Barack hadn’t been running, and Bill hadn’t been in the picture, Michelle could have beaten Hillary one-on-one.

Southbound warblers

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

The Atlantic flyway seems to have a traffic jam right at our apple trees. Our yard was full of warblers this morning. We’re not positive what most of them were, but we got good looks at a black-throated blue, redstart, black-throated greens, and probable Nashville, Canada, and yellow warblers. The tree just outside the kitchen […]

Anniversary party

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Arlene and I just had our 40th wedding anniversary. We invited a lot of relatives and close friends up to Casco for the event. We didn’t have people staying over in our house (except for Anne, Matt, Charley, and Aunt Lee) but there were about 40 people here on Saturday. We rented a ten-passenger pontoon […]

High on snakes and bass

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

I set out for a walk around Cutler Pond today hoping to see one of those northern water snakes that were around regularly last summer. I had only seen one so far this whole year. Along the near side of the pond, on the dike between the pond and the marsh along the river, a […]

Cable fix

Friday, August 8th, 2008

By now this morning I’ve fixed a miscrossed cable on that Aran sweater. It’s the first of those I’m aware of in the project, which is now one pattern repeat above the armpits (but just the back piece). I just googled “fix miscrossed cable” and a page that Stephanie posted about two years ago showed […]

Eyglasses story

Friday, August 8th, 2008

When I was buying some boards for shelves in our bedroom armoire (or maybe it’s a chifforobe?) at the Casco Bargain Barn, the guy working there asked me, “Did you just break your glasses, or are they magnetic?” They’re magnetic. I’ve told the story a few times by now, so I ought to post it. […]


Monday, August 4th, 2008

Judy tagged me with this meme: Its fun!!! You opened it, you have to do it. Then, send it back to the person who sent it to you and the rest of your friends! Two names you go by: 1. Dean 2. My father used to call me “Beamish”, as in Jabberwocky, “Come to my […]