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Gloucester Boating (weird sky), Spring 2017
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Sunset at Ten Pound Light, Gloucester MA (9.24.16)
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Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetary (Sept. 2016)
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Zen along Ocean Point, Maine (August 2016)
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Rocks and Roses along Penobscot Penisula (8/9/16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #3, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #2, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #1, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Rock Harbor, Orleans Cape Cod Sunset July 2016
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First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod MA July 2016
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First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod MA July 2016
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Chatham Light, Chatham MA July 2016
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Cape Cod Windmill, Easton MA July 2016
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Mystic Seaport Sunset, Mystic CT (7/3/16)
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Sailing around Windmill Point, Hull, MA (7/2/16)
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Boston Light (7/1/16)
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Point Judith Light Area, Narragansett, RI (6.12.16)
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Pemaquid Point Maine 2011 (re-issue 6.6.16) - I'm jonesing to get back there. I have a thing for lighthouses and puffins. Maybe this summer!
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Approaching Infinity, Scituate, MA (6.4.16)
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

10:15 AM EST [Link] The Mondayest Tuesday Ever [comments: 0]

Ugh...so hard
to get back
into
the swing today
for some
reason.
Just want to go back to bed.

After rewatching the movie Casino on TV yesterday, makes me want to pick up the book that the true story is based on.


Monday, January 15, 2018

08:57 AM EST [Link] Splash [comments: 0]
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Sunday, January 14, 2018

04:20 PM EST [Link] Sunday Feels... [comments: 0]
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Today revisited the sanctuary, got a bunch of animal pics including this turkey one shown above. Also finally took down the xmas tree today. Now off to get a massage. Fun fact, I used to be scared to get massages but LD helped me along, and now I love them. Truth be told I prefer woman massagers however.


10:44 AM EST [Link] Back to the Cold [comments: 0]
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Didn't do much yesterday - just chilling, did go to Trader Joes from some groceries that we used later in the day to make some Lemon Honey Chicken in the Instant Pot which came out pretty good and was surprisingly super easy. While that was going on, I was browsing the On Demand and came upon the A Tale of Two Coreys movie so we watched that.

The amazing thing is mostly all the snow that dumped on us last week is now completely gone!


Friday, January 12, 2018

09:14 AM EST [Link] Winter Spring [comments: 0]
Watched the Tonya Harding Special on TV last night. What a fascinating storyline. Think I still want to see the I, Tonya movie but will probably see that new Liam Neeson flick The Commuter instead sometime this weekend.

Probably take the xmas tree down this weekend as well.

Enjoying the unseasonably warm weather by clearing out storm drains. Not going to get caught unawares this time around. Too bad it's going to pour all day, but it would be good to get a lot of this snow out of the way. It's got me missing capturing scenes like below:


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Thursday, January 11, 2018

08:53 AM EST [Link] High School Hallowed Halls [comments: 0]
In March, the city is going to be demolishing the old high school and put up a new one (costing $256 million - the most expensive ever built thus far), but just before that the school is planning on having some tours of the old place before it's history. So, some folks from our graduating class thought it'd be fun to have a "reunion" at the school in March. I haven't been in those halls since I graduated so I think it'll be a blast to check it out again and maybe relive some memories. I wonder if I can find the location of my old locker? Plus it might be cool to see some folks I haven't seen in forever. I penciled the date on my calendar!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

10:53 AM EST [Link] Books I Read in 2017 [comments: 0]
In case you're interested in reading anything that interested me last year!

Born with teeth : a memoir - Kate Mulgrew - took this on because of Capt. Janeway in Voyager, one of her more famous parts, but tells a really interesting life story.

The inkblots : Hermann Rorschach, his iconic test, and the power of seeing - Damion Searls - Part Biography of the man who created the blots and part the history and usage of the blots. I found the biography of the man the more fascinating part personally. Definitely worth a read for that part!

Fluff: The Sticky Sweet Story of America in a Jar - Mimi Graney - A history of the white sticky stuff.

Sweet Child of Mine: How I Lost My Son to Guns N' Roses - Deanna Adler - a biography of what it's like to deal with a son who's a drug addict and in one of the most popular rock groups of all time.

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age - Sherry Turkle - more and more about how technology today makes us connect less and less and how to work on correcting it.

Holy spokes! : a biking bible for everyone - Rob Coppolillo - feelings while biking in the city.

Born for love : why empathy is essential-- and endangered - Maia Szalavitz - self-explanatory.

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ - Giulia Enders - Informative read on how our guts work.

Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate - Zoe Quinn - dealing with online harassment.

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve - Stephen Greenblatt Ph.D. - A perspective on the couple throughout history and art.

Surviving Jersey: Danger & Insanity In The Garden State - Scott Loring Sanders - a series of essays about the author's growing up in Jerz.

Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age - Susan Landau - An overview of what's been happening in the news lately.

Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind - Sy Montgomery - a book about animals and how they can and do speak to us.

No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America - Ron Powers - Part heartbreaking memoir about a man dealing with two sons with mental illness and part history of caring for the mentally ill.

I recommend any of these books, depending on your tastes. Wonder what books I'll choose to read this year? I welcome any suggestions though my tastes tend to run to non-fiction, as can seen from above. Do you, dear readers, have any favorites to share?


Monday, January 8, 2018

01:54 PM EST [Link] Today's Observation [comments: 0]

27 degrees
never
felt
so
tropical!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

05:20 PM EST [Link] Cold Day Activities [comments: 0]
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Lake Massapoag, Sharon MA

Today I basically am basically getting caught up on reading my books, and helping LD cook a chicken pot pie, a bone broth in the instant pot, and banana bread muffins. They all came out great! I went to bed early last night from all the shovelling I had to do the night before. I'm sore but in a strange way, it feels like a good soreness, if that makes any sense.


Friday, January 5, 2018

04:03 PM EST [Link] My New Addiction [comments: 0]
It's a Prosecco kind of day/night/weekend.

Imbibe.

Also, LD surprised me with a photobook she created of some of the pictures of places and other events we've shared over the last year and a half and it looks amazing! I love it!!!


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

11:20 AM EST [Link] Bombogenesis and Rant [comments: 0]
Is everybody liking getting back to the daily grind? Ugh, I was just getting used to being away. I find it takes almost two weeks before you feel really starting to relax and get used to the time off and then -POOF-
have to go back! And to top it off - tomorrow is Bombogenesis - i.e. a storm that undergoes rapid strengthening. Needless to say I'm working from home tomorrow and having to deal with this crap. I hate winter. I mean, really, what's so great about it? Heating costs, threat of injuries and falls (not to mention making my muscles act up), everything takes longer, have to bundle up, scraping freakin' ice off everything, it gets dark early, freaking cold as a witch's teat, dealing with snow. I guess snow days would be a plus, but we don't get those anymore - you have to charge PTO - personal time off, ummm, I'm not on freakin' vacation People! (don't get me started there). Also I don't ski and never had or will have a care to. So there's that. I love Boston, it's always been my home and I think it's a great place to be. Winter can be pretty, and hot chocolate is good, right!

Maybe I'm destined to be a snowbird blue hair someday after all, but probably not. When you get right down to it, maybe I just like to hear myself talk.


Monday, January 1, 2018

05:34 PM EST [Link] Happy New Year! [comments: 0]
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Saturday, December 30, 2017

03:05 PM EST [Link] 2017 Year End Review Highlights [comments: 0]
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Sail On...Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Year End 2017 review (no particular order):

Fenway Park BoSox game - hadn't been to a Sox game in years - needless to say they lost on this particular day. Seems like most folks there just go the drink and be social than actually watch the games.

Cape Arundel Inn Maine getaway - besides the amazing location and getaway we also got to do some watercolor painting which are now hanging up in the living room - this was one of the high points of that trip for me, who knew?

Winslow Sanctuary Visits - went a bunch of times, got to visit the a baby goat there and sponsered another goat named Rango. We go so many times because the place is really special plus the yearly membership.

Tribute rock shows - saw cheesy Journey, Foreigner, and Bon Jovi lookalikes. LD did get a pick given to her by the lead singer however - made a fan for life.

Goat Yoga in NH - this was amazing - highly recommended, especially at this place in NH which I believe was the first place to to actually do this. Saw it on tv and had to reserve months in advance because they have so many requests.

Scituate visits - just for the salt air and scenery.
Wollapolooza sheep shearing.
Photo shoots at Brookhollow - yearly shots with baby animals.

Bought new cars - sad to see the old ones go - been to many places and things together, but it was time. The new one doesn't really make me miss the old one anymore - heh.

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Angel passed away / butterflies abound to remind - the low point of the year by far. Just before she passed I saw butterflies outside flying all around her as she sat in the sun room. Now whenever I see a butterfly it reminds me of her, although I will never forget that little cat who defied all the odds and gave us so much love.

Cottonball was born - a rabbit that was born in the backyard and saw many times and could be identified by his markings - sadly have not seen him in quite a while now.

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Bolten MA visit / Animal Adventures
Rhode Island visits/ Mystic Ct getaways

Roxy's a4cade - has to check this place out - still need to check the arcade part as that doesn't open until the evenings and we were there in the early afternoon. What I really want in one of their personalized tokens for my collection.

Air Supply in concert Lynn Aud - these guys were actually really good. I though they'd be a little on the drab side but their backup band really rocked and turned the tunes up a few notches. Also the night where we got to know a Colombian couple who were so sweet.

Double dates with M&M - nice to have another couple similar to us and interested in the same things and are at the same point in life. Looking forward to more and maybe even a trip or two to faraway places in the future.

Cape getaway from LD Appreciation Day 2017 - Cape Cod sunsets can be really special, btw.
Waterfire -Been to this a few times in the past but wanted to see it again. Pretty amazing experience on a nice night.

Pumpkin picking with the kids in rural Jersey.

Newburyport stay at the Garrison - an overnight at a historic inn in Newburyport. Found out later the place might be haunted but I didn't notice anything supernatural.

Cosmic Meditation @ Hubweek, Boston - pretty cool to meditate in a dome showing cosmic imagery over our heads, enveloping us.

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Maine visits - Winter, Summer, anytime really, it's all good.
Spring Lake/Asbury Park/Long Branch/Pt. Pleasant - some NJ Shore sights.

Easter cruise in Gloucester. - Great way to experience the city from the oldest fishing town in America. Gloucester is one of our favorite places.

Instant Pot recipes - LD has become a master with this thing.
Photos shared on igesmass and fox25 - nice to get some recognition!
Open concept office move - jury's still out on this, yeah, it kinda sucks but you can get used to it. Mostly only a drag when you have to make calls.
Circle of Hope 2017 - yearly rite where we honor our dearly departed loved ones.
Watched crew for travel channel film at a place down the Cape - wonder if I'll ever be able to catch it on tv sometime?

Shakespeare in the Park - Romeo & Juliet - this was actually a pretty amazing performance, right on th Boston Common and free for all.

Over the summer this little chipmunk kept eating the strawberries. I related my experience in the following update, reprinted here:

"We saw a very strange and annoying yet somewhat cute sight this morning while looking out the back yard picture window. We have a strawberry plant that is producing quite nicely but it's hung up on a planter hanging by a hook type setup. Lo and behold, a chipmunk had somehow gone up the stairs and took a flying leap into the container and was gorging himself on the ripened strawberries thus far - a veritable fruit buffet of such delights that I don't think a creature could ever be so happy as that chipmunk. We purposely did this and placed the setup as so as to make it difficult for this to happen. We tried to get a picture of the crime but the little bugger would hide underneath the canopy of strawberry leaves. And then, without missing a step, it fell right out of the pot (looked upside down to me) and into the waiting arms of the buffeting hosta leaves, and then was gone, no doubt to relish in the spoils of its labor. It was kinda cute though seeing the head pop out from under the leaves, and did I see a smile on its lips?"

Fast times at Ridgemont High in theatre w/M&M - hadn't seen this film in years and never in a theatre. Really brought back the 80s high school years we lived through.

Photos displayed in office downtown - more recognition!
More Datelines/2020s/True Crime shows watching! More Reelz Celeb Autopsies!
Visited Columbia's Tall Ship the "Gloria"
Grilled shish-kabobs - I am becoming a grill-master little by little.

Fed a giraffe from our hands - another pretty cool experience.

Tooled around a Rhode Island lake in a Swan Boat - that you pedal yourself. It was pretty cool. I had noticed them years before but never thought years later I'd be actually riding in one!

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Harim Marina on July 4 to celebrate the Fourth.
Hanson visit with friend's personal goats.
Massages at home! - truly the best way to have them! (if a bit pricier).
New Years Eve night celeb with M&M House Party.

This is just some of what I can remember from memories and photos taken throughout the year, although I'm sure I'm missing a bunch of stuff. I'm lucky to do so much and feel very blessed. I consider myself lucky in many many ways and I don't take that for granted. Life is about living, so get as much in while you can because it is fleeting.

Hoping for a great 2018 for one and all, filled with more wonderful sights, experiences, and good times with friends and family.


08:16 AM EST [Link] Cocktails [comments: 0]
Had a blast at dinner last night - might have even got a bit tipsy. Those cocktails were pretty strong! Did make the laughter flow though! It is cool to get together with friends you value and vice versa, it was a really nice time.

Friday, December 29, 2017

04:06 PM EST [Link] 2017's Closing Fast [comments: 0]
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Sunset along the Kittery Maine Coast

Got a bit of a late start today, but finally did get around to doing some groceries shopping (really too cold to do anything else!) before hitting a local steakhouse with our double date couple to end off the year tonight.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

12:23 PM EST [Link] Miss Me? I'm Back! [comments: 0]
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Various shots from Long Branch, Asbury Park, Point Pleasant, Spring Lake and others. More to come..

Highlights were the fancy Xmas dinner at a place called Whispers, visiting various locations up and down the shore, partying on the boardwalk til closing, chomping down some pizza pies in Spring Lake Heights, enjoying the enormous hot tub in our room, and mostly just disconnecting from the grid for a little while. Good thing we had scheduled a massage for today as yesterday's 6 hours in the car was a bit brutal -thanks traffic!

I also need to create my year end 2017 list but it was on my old computer and I couldn't access it when it crashed so I'll to do my best from photos taken and my memory. Needless to say, 2017 had a lot of ups and downs - not the worst, but surely not the greatest either.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

07:49 AM EST [Link] Simply Be [comments: 0]
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Not much in the way of updates lately, just getting ready for the holidays and taking some time off. Last week was a little hectic having the valet lose LD's keys but it all sort of all worked out in the end, although it was somewhat of a hassle to deal with, with just one problem on top of another. Bunch of dumbasses. Hell of a story. I'll let her tell it.

Holiday cards went out this weekend. If you are lucky enough to get one, then you are one of the selected few this year! I believe each one was personalized with a note from LD as well, so something a little extra special.

Trying not to get sick, as lots of people around us seem to be coming down with something. I myself have been feeling a teeny bit worn down lately but hopefully I can just trudge along.

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Here's a woodpecker that visited the backyard over the weekend.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

09:44 PM EST [Link] Old Scituate Shot [comments: 0]
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

11:43 AM EST [Link] Progressives on the Horizon [comments: 0]
I think I'm getting to the point where I'm going to need progressive glasses. That's what they call bifocals nowadays. Anyways, it's time for new pair/frames/test anyway - in the New Year for sure! I haven't been in quite a while - any recommendations would be helpful.

And for today's puzzle game diversion, I present to you: Portal Box.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

10:34 AM EST [Link] Resolution for 2018 [comments: 0]
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My Resolution for 2018: Watch more sunsets.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

05:35 PM EST [Link] Keurig Repair and Jukebox Cooking [comments: 0]
The Keurig was making good awful noises over the last couple of weeks so this morning (after the shovelling) I decided to take a tackle at it. I found a YouTube video that said how to basically fix it with a turkey baster so I followed those directions and what do you know - it worked! There's so many howto and fixit videos on YouTube for just about anything it's truly amazing.

And in the early evening it's so much fun cooking and having the jukebox play in the background as we are preparing things. It's just so much fun! I really enjoy it.


Saturday, December 9, 2017

08:18 PM EST [Link] First Snow [comments: 0]
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Somehow ended up watching the Grinch tonight - always a classic. However, after that came a Elf on the Shelf cartoon which I also watched but had me scratching my head over. He didn't do anything! At least Rudolph went around and helped the Baby New Year! This was a big advertisement. All he did was sit around in a couple of spots and then the kid touched him and he was gone. Not sure how that made the kid believe in xmas. Ridiculous!

Went out earlier in the day to the supermarket and we made a chicken pot pie. Perfect day for that kind of activity.


Friday, December 8, 2017

03:26 PM EST [Link] Sandy Hook [comments: 0]
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Sandy Hook, NJ
Another shot from the archives of my phone camera. Also next on my reading list: No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America. Is that book #18 for the year that I've read? - geez far short of the 40 I set for myself at the beginning of the year. Oh well.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

08:07 AM EST [Link] Hexaturn [comments: 0]
Some tidbits for a Thursday morning:

Game time! Hexaturn, a fun little brain game.

Thank Gawd Microsoft finally released an update to their Outlook App last night on Android. The previous version hosed notifications so that you'd get it hours after the email came in, even for ones you deleted hours earlier. It was a little annoying to say the least. Seems to work great now though!

Celtics are on fire this year! Keep it up guys! I happened to catch the game last night against Dallas. What a fun team to watch these days. Excitement is in the air with this group!


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

12:48 PM EST [Link] Winter is coming... [comments: 0]
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Another one from the archives. This shot was taken a few years back just outside the Vermont General Store in Pittsfield Vermont. They just happened to be coming down the street as we were crossing and I took a quick snap!


10:02 AM EST [Link] Next Printing Project? [comments: 0]
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Old Scituate Light

Old Scituate Light was built in 1811 making it the 11th lighthouse in the United States. In September, 1814, during the War of 1812, Rebecca and Abagail Bates ("The Lighthouse Army of Two") warded off an attack by British soldiers by playing their fife and drum loudly. The British retreated since they thought the sound came from the Scituate Town Militia. Impressive for a 21 and 15 year old at the time!

Anyways, I think this shot I took would look killer printed large, maybe on glass. Any interest?

Also, why am I the only one interested in my circle of wanting to see "I, Tonya?" Someone convince LD!


08:27 AM EST [Link] December Memories [comments: 0]
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Why not just let the pictures tell the story?


Monday, December 4, 2017

07:22 PM EST [Link] My Happy Place [comments: 0]
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

09:35 PM EST [Link] Circle of Hope 2017 [comments: 0]
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Went over tonight and lit our luminaries for the Circle of Hope, a yearly tradition with us, where we light tiny candles in bags to remember our loved ones. Earlier in the day, much noise was being had as the house furnace was being upgraded. We also hit Trader Joe's and Xmass tree to buy some supplies. I will say the Junior Mints flavored hot chocolate single serve cups are pretty good if you like that candy - tastes just like them in hot chocolate form.


09:17 AM EST [Link] Crash Landing [comments: 0]
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Cape May

Here's one from the archives I rediscovered recently. I kinda like this because it looks like I came from space and landed in the ocean as though I'm some alien traveller visiting Earth. In actuality, the wreckage in the water is the SS Atlantus - the most famous of twelve concrete ships built during World War I. I'm not sure why the military at the time thought building a ship out of concrete was a good idea. Ultimately it wasn't - it was proven impractical after several trans-Atlantic trips because of weight. It broke loose during storm (June 1926) and went aground and I guess people just decided to leave it there where it still is today - rotting away, less and less of it being visible over time.


Friday, December 1, 2017

02:37 PM EST [Link] Busy Friday [comments: 0]
Started out with my 6 month checkup/cleaning at the dentist, happy to say all is well. My two books arrived today (Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age and Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind) so I'll start reading them over the weekend. Took the cat to the vet for a checkup as well just to make sure the little guy is doing ok - he's acted a bit strange on a couple of occasions - hopefully it's nothing but just wanting to make sure.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

09:00 AM EST [Link] Cape May Sunsets [comments: 0]
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Cape May

I think it's about time to revisit this location.


Sunday, November 26, 2017

05:51 PM EST [Link] Getting It Done [comments: 0]
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Nahant, MA

Got a lot of things done today that have been on the docket for a while, feeling really accomplished. Cleaning out the basement a bit more and donating many things that were no longer wanted to the Salvation Army; hitting the grocery store for food for the week; going through some more LPs and culling it down to only the best; ordering some books that have been on my list for myself to read over the next couple weeks; the biggest news is we got around the setting up the tree and other such decorations around the house. Score! Thankfully back is feeling a little better tonight although my big toe is starting to bug me a bit. WTF - not one thing it's another!

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09:10 AM EST [Link] Walking Wounded [comments: 0]
Yesterday we spent some time at the Sanctuary. Spent a few hours there - such a magical place really, has to be experienced. I hurt my back again - argh. Guess I pushed myself a little too much yesterday doing some fall cleanup. It will spasm and lock up at times, and when it does it's somewhat painful. A slight return of the "drop foot!" Oh no! Some advils and a heating pad last night seemed to have alleviated it a bit somewhat.

LD is the master of the Instant Pot (dinner last night, her chicken broccoli rice and cheese dish is delightful!) Been using the heck out of that thing lately.

I think today we'll try to put up the tree and maybe some decorations along with the usual Sunday tasks in preparation for the week ahead.

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Eustis and I enjoying some warm November sun.

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"You don't say!"

Saturday, November 25, 2017

09:35 AM EST [Link] Black Friday [comments: 0]
Yesterday was black Friday but we didn't do any shopping (I mean, why would ya?). I don't really want any gifts since I have everything I could possibly want already. Pretty blessed and I know it. I think maybe purchasing an "experience" might be better, like a getaway or going to a later event. Did have a somewhat fun time cleaning things out and found some really old stuff that was fun to laugh about from LD's high school days. Sort of like a spring cleaning only it's fall. Still have more of that to do but it's getting there. I also went ahead and added some new records to the juke. The only negative is it only holds 100 records so you have to swap them out every so often. I also went ahead and started putting things away for the winter and getting the place ready for the colder weather. Today however is supposed to be in the 60s so we are definitely going to be something outdoors.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

10:57 AM EST [Link] Happy Thanksgiving 2017! [comments: 0]
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! This guy was kind enough to pose for me a little while ago! Lots to be thankful for! This pic of mine was even shared to the instagram community by IgersMass this morning!

I'd have to say that our InstantPot Thanksgiving meal was a success! It actually was pretty tasty and didn't take long at all. While we may go more traditional next time, as has been the case in previous years, this experiment turned out quite nicely and was perfect for just the two of us. LD changed a couple of ingredients but for the most part you can follow the same recipe we used here if you want to try it sometime.

Now we be napping.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

01:34 PM EST [Link] Happy Juke Day [comments: 0]
jukeday2017 (97k image)Today is National Jukebox Day so here's a picture of ours to celebrate. Speaking of which, I have to put some new records in it that we got over the summer and that I've finally got around to printing the labels out for. Yeah yeah all the technology in that machine can fit on the size of a thumbnail now but there's just something cool about watching all the mechanicalness of it do it's thing. Plus, it's such a great conversation piece when we have guests over.

Today started out like it was going to be a problem with the furnace not working properly but thankfully it was just a switch that needed resetting and all is fine. It acted like it wasn't receiving the inputs from the thermostat settings, but we had a guy we know come over who lives around the corner who knows about these things and discerned and resolved the problem real quick - thank goodness.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

07:53 AM EST [Link] Different Side of Nubble [comments: 0]
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Was going through some old pics and came across one from 2010 when we were in Maine. This is taken from actually behind the island the lighthouse stands on while we were on some sort of boating excursion, hence the different angle. If I remember right, the water was really choppy and we felt pretty sea sick but managed to get through it. Looking back now it was worth it to get this particular shot though.


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