Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ice Age

For eight long days we camped without power while tree and utilities crews dealt with the tremendous destruction of our landscape. Some folks were without for a full two weeks. We managed fine with wood and gas stoves.

Some Pictures from Ice Storm

Here are some pictures they took around the place after the big ice storm

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Looking forward to connecting with Cournoyers!

...and Azzes, and Schwartzbergs, and other Greens. In the meantime , here are a few photos from past togetherness (last Christmas).

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

time's up

I'll be back in the States on Thursday night. And no, Kitty is not coming with me. Too expensive, so I left her with my landlord, who promises to take good care of her.

Stock up on Egg Nog! I'm coming home!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall on the Farm

That's late October corn.

Picking leeks for the Albanians.

Getting tomatoes...

...and peppers and eggplant off before a forecasted freeze.

Fred in the leeks (with zinnias in the foreground).

Boxes of Cats

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Animal Moments

Duckie got a leaf stuck on his head while grazing with Tulip this morning.

He eventually got it off.

Echo, cactus flower, and chickens.

Old Ezra

Old Ezra is the name of a bourbon whisky that is distilled in Kentucky. This would be a good image for their label. His beard just keeps on getting bigger. Our friend Josh snapped this photo while he and Ezra were playing with a fog machine in the woods. In the meantime, the women folk were inside knitting and eating chocolate cake.

Looking forward to see you all for Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

more pics

i got some new photos of my hand and cast. i'll post them here with just a few comments, since it's hard to type left-handed...

the crowd in the examination room - there's no such thing as privacy here.

here's my friend who taught the doctor how to make a proper splint. she has a bachelors degree.

the re-wrapping: 2 friends and 2 teachers from the school accompanied me to the hospital. in addition to the 4 of them and the 3 onlookers in this picture, there were several other patients and patients' family members watching from the door. so, if you include me, the doctor and the nurse, there were 15 or so people present for this event...

the doctor tied the new splint on with cheap gauze.

the next day, my friend re-wrapped it with this fun black spongy tape. now it looks like a real cast, even though it isn't.

Monday, October 13, 2008

in black

pay no attention to the retaahd in the background

my friend re-re-wrapped my hand again... (that's right, 4 times) this time she used black spongy tape, so it's looking more like a real cast, and its much cooler.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


this is the latest cast.

the x-ray showed that the bone is still in line, and my friend helped the doctor wrap it a little better.

I'm bummed that the cast looks like something a child would have put together. about the only good thing about breaking a bone is that you can get a cool looking cast - maybe a green one. instead it looks like i'm faking it. and no one wants to sign gauze...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Casting Director

As promised, my Athletic Training friend - a.k.a MacGyver - helped me with my broken hand problem. She fashioned a new cast out of cardboard from a yogurt box and various medical tapes and wraps. This cast is about 4 pounds lighter than the old one and it actually stays in place! And, its small enough that I was finally able to take that borrowed Savannah t-shirt off and take a bath!

Its good to have friends with skillzz.

Monday, September 29, 2008


Elaine still has a bit of a temper. Note to self: there's a metal bar along the top of the padded couch...

I hurt my hand, but its not serious. I have a friend here who studied athletic training, so she's helping me work through this. Obviously, the doctor is over doing it...

Keep in mind, this is a fracture...

As you can see, we're dealing with top notch medical facilities here...

Friday, September 26, 2008

Feline ferocity and favoritism

Blanche adopts strays. The first was me (Q). The latest is Mickey, companion for Maggie. She's little but she's tough-- like the Cournoyer girls (?).

Feline ferocity and favoritism

Blanche adopts strays. She started with me (Q). The latest is Mickey, a companion for Maggie.

Friday, September 12, 2008


We must remain awake...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Old Faithful; Note the HAIR !

8-26-28 to 8-26-08. Do the math...

Saturday, August 16, 2008