Monthly Archives: November 2007

In the land of the living, after all …

It isn’t much of an excuse, but I had a cold for the last couple of weeks, and like everyone else around the Dells area who has had it, I didn’t have the mental acuity to blog. So here’s a … Continue reading

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Trains

The last week just slipped away. Slipped away, that is, for me, because I’ve been absorbed in trains when I’ve not been clearing brush or fluttering around from meeting to meeting. Large trains and small trains. I volunteered a bit … Continue reading

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Kids and Turkeys

I went to a meeting of the Democrats tonight in Reedsburg with a friend. We talked about kids and Thanksgiving. Michael and I might, or might not, be visited by his two nieces, nephew-in-law and their two dogs, who live … Continue reading

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Tractors and Trucks

It looks like Chris is coming today, absent a last-minute problem. I baked a tractor cake for desert. The cake worked fine, although it looked for a bit like it might mushroom out of control. As it cooled, it snapped … Continue reading

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As Always

I was on the river yesterday, a day only a Shetland Islander could love — damp, raining on and off, and gusty, raw winds. But the river was beautiful, as always.

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And what will poor Robin do then, poor thing?

The forecast: “Gusty winds. Snow flurries developing after midnight. Low 29F. Winds WNW at 25 to 35 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph. Snow flurries in the early morning will give way to partly cloudy skies during the … Continue reading

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High Rollers, Low Ballers

Michael and I went to a fund raiser for CASA, a non-profit agency serving children in the juvenile justice system due to parental abuse or neglect, Saturday night. It was an auction, and the auction items were largely Packers-related sports … Continue reading

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This Old House

Today reminded me of the day John and I replaced the leaky faucet in his kitchen, some years ago. His was an older house and the previous owner had jerry-rigged the kitchen plumbing. So every step we took led to … Continue reading

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Insanity

“My friend Chris uses wireless, and his experience is pretty typical from what I understand. His wireless access is flaky, working sometimes from one place and not at all from five feet away. Coupling flakiness with the not inconsiderable security … Continue reading

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