times to reflect

thre are times in the year when I think too deeply about my life . This is one of those times when I think .What have I accomplished, have I done anything worth remembering , what am I doing right now and what do I plan to do in the near or distant future? is there a point in what i am doing, can I run away and would anyone notice and look for me? I wonder if I could get a job as a light house keeper

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The end of May

This month we celebrate our second full year in our house. There have been lots of changes made and lots still to do. we havent done a lot on the inside but have done a lot in the yard trying to bring it back to the way it was 20 years ago when it was really great we have taken out trees and planted new ones cleaned years of undergrowth out and repaired rock walls and there is still a tone to do. the next big job is resurfacing the pool which will start as soon as I get back from the Fire Chiefs convention which is at an inconvient time for me right now as I would like to be working on this project . We just got a new gas range and are waiting to get it hooked up .

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A special weekend

This was a weekend to celebrate .

13 years together


enjoy the last of the snow


Now it is time for the first campfire of the season Hot dogs and wine


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This weather is crazy and it is driving me crazy as well . this is the worst winter I have experienced since I moved here in 1990. we often get snow in February but it usually goes away in a day this year we have had snow on the ground the whole month of feb and now almost the middle of march . here are pictures from March 7/2019


1week to spring break it may turn out to be another winter break. this would have looked better at Christmas

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Happy new month

Here it is the beginning of a new month. I was checking back to previous years to see what the weather was like and over time it has been mixed. This year we have snow and it is cold. We have had snow on the ground all of February and on the 28th it snowed again here is a picture of the yard on the 1st of march.

Today the fire dept. had a big funeral for one of our members it was a very emotional time for us all. Lots of work and stress getting things organized. Now I am looking forward to spring break in 2 weeks I just hope it warms up enough so that I can get out for a motorcycle ride

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Middle of February

Here it is the middle of the month and we are really having winter. We often get snow but it seldom  stays more than a day or two, but this year it has stayed for over a week. In Dec. we didn’t have snow and in Jan. only a small amount then the in Feb winter hit us hard with -20c for several days, it hasn’t been above 0 all month this is not what I enjoy.  20181226_114241




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The end of January

The month has gone by very quickly with lots of various activities. I was officially appointed back as Fire Chief for another 5 years.


the weather has been very strange for most of the month there has been no snow and not really cold ,just hanging around 0 or slightly above and at night dropping just below. Jan 22 we got the snow that we hadn’t had all winter and this time it was heavy wet sticky snow not our usual dry powder. The result of heavy wet snow broken branches fortunately there was no serious damage .

this was in the middle of January 2019



this was taken a couple of days later, what a change!



this is the result of heavy wet snow fortunately there was no serious damage  except to the branches.


Now we are into the month of February and I am looking forward to spring when I can get out on my motorcycle. This is the first time since I started riding a motorcycle again that I havent had it insured all year. In the past I have made a point of riding every month of the year even if it was just arround the block just so I could say I had ridden all year round. this year I decided that I didn’t really have to prove anything and would save several hundred dollars by not insuring the bike when I wasn’t going to ride it so now it is tucked away in the container waiting for spring and I am just dreaming of riding. My stock of wine is almost depleted  although we did go for a tasting last weekend and bought 6 bottles home. I need to go to the winery I usually work at to see about my summer schedule to make sure I get some work and some days off. last year I didn’t work at the winery much but I intend to work 3 or 4 days a week this year.

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