Monthly Archives: November 2009

Cold, Wet, Yuk

I spent yesterday conducting at the railroad. The day, in marked contrast to Friday and Saturday, was cold, wet and well, in a word, yukky. We had a wet, thin snow for a few hours in the morning, although it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cold, Wet, Yuk

Eat them ‘taters, Vern

The railroad is running “Santa Trains” and we’ve been busy yesterday and today. I spent much of yesterday at the railroad, helping out with this and that … Today was focused on resolving some issues along the track. Eric discovered … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Eat them ‘taters, Vern

Decorating

Michael and I are having our annual tug-of-war over holiday decorating. Helen and I decorated early in December so that we could take the decorations down right after Christmas in order to clear the decks for John’s birthday a few … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Bobcat practice …

I spent a few hours today practicing on the Bobcat, getting my skills back enough to plow snow at the railroad this winter. The railroad got a new Bobcat last spring, and it is a lot easier to work with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Well, it wasn’t the Police Blotter, anyway …

Michael showed up at the railroad this morning to unexpected congratulations. The Baraboo News-Republic printed its weekly summary of vital statistics (births, marriage licenses, applications for domestic partnership) on Wednesday and picked up on our domestic partnership application filed Monday. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Thanksgiving

Jim and Adele joined us for Thanksgiving, on the understanding that we would not talk about the commotion at railroad. Jim is one of the railroad’s charter members, and is a link back to the Stanley days, because Jim worked … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Weird

The internet can be weird. I stumbled across a site last night that is dedicated to photographing all the gravestones in the United States and Canada. The project is connected with genealogy research, apparently, allowing folks who are interested in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Oops!

From this morning’s “WOW” report from the railroad, in a section talking about all the work Dale Terrill did decorating for the Santa Trains: “On top of all that he managed to bring in garland, wreaths and Christmas lights which … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Closed Session

The Saturday paper had an article, “Dells Chief says no to retiring, but city talks of job“. The gist of the article was that the city’s personnel committee met in closed session last Tuesday and discussed Police Chief Bret Anderson’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Clean Up

Peggy and Rich came by yesterday morning with Peggy’s orange-cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, on their way out to clean up the ditches along Berry Road. I went with, and we chatted away as we walked up and down the road, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Clean Up