We walked to the Memorial Day parade this morning. That was fun, though the posted speed limit on Beekman-Poughquag Road should be lowered by about 10 to 15 mph. We had a good time at the parade. The kids didn’t pay much attention to the speechifying afterwards — too busy playing with their friends. All […]
I love waving to my daughters at the bus stop.
A design flaw in this child safety latch increases the likelihood that your child will open the cabinet, retrieve the Windex®, and drink it. Or, in our case, wash the floor. The flaw? The installation of the latch requires precision. If the hook does not catch exactly on the loop, the door will open. The […]
We have a new maid. His name is Jerry. He’s an iRobot Roomba 4105. Right now he’s cleaning the family room. We’ve noted several idiosyncrasies. He prefers rooms without much furniture, or other floor-level decoration. He has trouble over metallic vent covers. He trapped himself on our dining room rug: it is mostly dark, except […]
We took some pictures this evening for this year’s Christmas card. I like this one. What do you think?
Food doesn’t get any more local than this. My younger sister’s family found they had a hive between the floor joists.
Who wouldn’t want to be a member? The Bigger Sister is reading well beyond what the schools expect of her, so at the library the other day, I went looking for some books that I remembered from when I was around her age. Specifically, I looked for The Mad Scientists’ Club. They have one copy […]
The Bigger Sister and I will be performing in The Fiddler on the Roof at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center the first two weekends in May. She’s excited. I’m scared. There’ll be an audience. This role is somewhat different from the last I almost had. Instead of playing Alfred in
We’re having Christmas Eve dinner at our house this year, and we’re planning fish, though not the traditional baccala since the Little Sister is, we think, the only one who would eat it. Most of the rest don’t like fish anyway, but it’s tradition.
The Little Sister can recognize all the famous singers. For example, she instantly recognizes Frankie Valli, Elmo! and Louis Armstrong, Is this Super Grover?
While driving the Bigger Sister to school this morning after I had voted, I tried to explain the election. Suppose you have a pie. Further suppose that you have to give the whole pie either to someone you like, or to someone you don’t. Who do you give it to? My friend. Now what if […]
Today was the Big Sister’s last day in kindergarten, so tonight we went to see Cars to celebrate. The Little Sister had lots of questions during the film. Are his teeth like that because he sucked on his tires too much? This movie’s great. Go see it.
The Little Sister, budding music critic that she is, had this to say about “What Time Is Love (The KLF Original “Pure Trance” Version),” The Timelords, Doctorin’ the Tardis (1991). That’s good cooking music.
“Daddy’s still at work?” “Yes.” “That’s OK. I can hold him later.” My daughter is just adorable. 🙂 I think I’ll go home now.
We bought a new camera just before our cruise; here are some pictures. A house for computers in Data Park, by Intelco on the Northern Highway in Belize. Shortly down the road we saw a house for people on the intersection of the Northern Highway and the Old Northern Highway. And this is what a Ford Aerostar looks like after […]