Archive for January, 2013

31 January 2013 TV Installation Begins

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

TV delivery was a good way to ensure that AC would return home today from his business trip in PA.

30 January 2013 Monk’s Soup

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Sam has been learning about monks in early medieval Britain and so this evening we had a “monk’s supper”: lentil soup, bread, cheese and apple. Sam helped make the soup but didn’t find it to her taste. No one should be surprised that she wouldn’t make a good monk 🙂

29 January 2013 Weirdly Warm Day

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

and the kids hunted for wild onions at the park.

28 January 2013 She Loves Sushi

Monday, January 28th, 2013

27 January 2013 Phase Two Complete

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Holes cut in walls. New outlets installed. Holes patched (still drying). I (wisely) spent all afternoon at my writing group and came home to a mostly complete phase two.

26 January 2013 Cardboard TV

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

We haven’t owned a TV in about 6 years. Haven’t missed it much either, although we do watch some films and programs via video-on-demand or DVD. About once a week AC will drag his huge computer monitor up from the office so we can enjoy a big screen. That was getting old. The original plan […]

25 January 2013 Real Snow for Once!

Friday, January 25th, 2013

We got to ski in natural, real snow today and it was great. However, it was also so cold that I took few pictures because I was loathe to remove my gloves. By the end of the day my fingers and toes were painful, stabbing shooting, numb appendages that refused to work properly. The cold […]

24 January 2013 Just Enough Snow

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

to sled down the hill at Meade Park. It was better sledding than it looks!

23 January 2013 Sam & Molly Go for Their Annual Checkup

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Molly is very popular with the nurses.

22 January 2013 Blacksmithery

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Anvil and hammer at the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing in Waynesboro. This is where AC will build his recumbent tricycle. The guy working there tonight said, “You’ve just stepped back in time 200 years.”

21 January 2013 Paperwhite, Three Weeks Later

Monday, January 21st, 2013

20 January 2013 Happy Birthday, Pop-Pop

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

In honor of Pop-Pop’s 75th birthday today, his son made him a pancake, which he and Sam also consumed in his honor 🙂

19 January 2013 Community Bikes

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Nifty community bike shop we found when AC was shopping for old bike parts that he’ll use for his latest project–a recumbent tricycle. He needed some head tubes from old beater bikes and when the guy at the shop finally grasped that AC didn’t want a whole bike, he said, “Oh! You want cadavres.” Yep. […]

18 January 2013 Blowing Snow

Friday, January 18th, 2013

It was cold enough to make snow up at the top of Massanutten, so today we skied in sun and blowing snow (I may actually prefer skiing in the rain–blown snow in the face is no fun). That’s AC and Sam ahead of me in the lift. *Somehow* I didn’t get into place in time […]

17 January 2013 Il Neige

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Sort of. As soon as the rain turned to snow, the French Club kids ran outside to taste it.

16 January 2013 Mid-Term Showcase

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

15 January 2013 The Part of the Pink Mushroom

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

was played by Sam, in a series of plays the kids put on at the Discovery Museum today.

14 January 2013 He’s Back!

Monday, January 14th, 2013

First thing AC does when he comes home early from a business trip? Clean the refrigerator condenser coils.

13 January 2013 Work Travel

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

AC heads out of town on another work trip. Sam tries to stop him from going.

12 January 2013 Our Neighbor’s Chickens

Saturday, January 12th, 2013