Month: September 2020

  • Firewood for Winter

    Firewood for Winter

    Joyous Equinox, everyone! Today is the first day of Autumn, and the weather here has started to turn cold. Our preparations for winter are well under way. Our house has a wood burning insert in the fireplace, which is optimized for producing heat while minimizing the amount of warm air from our house that goes […]

  • Kelsey, the Olympic Triathlete

    Kelsey, the Olympic Triathlete

    Kelsey has been training to do an Ironman Triathlon, which is a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2 mile run, for a total distance of 140.6 miles. In order to build up to this, she has been doing self-timed races of smaller distances, beginning with what is […]

  • Taming the Jungle

    Taming the Jungle

    When we bought our house in December, it hadn’t been occupied for about three years. There were several aspects of the house that had fallen into neglect and disrepair. We addressed most of them during the winter and the spring, and spent most of the summer building our dock, improving the waterfront, and generally enjoying […]

  • In Memoriam: Betty Weatherill, 1920-2020

    In Memoriam: Betty Weatherill, 1920-2020

    My maternal grandmother, Betty Weatherill, passed away on Sunday. She was 100. Her obituary, beautifully written my my mother and my aunts, says far more than I could hope to about her life, so I will include it in its entirety at the end of this post. Growing up, Grandma’s house was always warm and […]

  • Catch a Fish, Release a Fish

    Catch a Fish, Release a Fish

    My parents recently visited, and our kids were very excited to go fishing with Pop-Pop. Ainsley caught a fish as big as her head! Grayson did a lot of casting and reeling, but didn’t actually catch anything. Dillon had better luck, though. Dillon was so interested in fishing that he got up at 6am to […]

  • New Adventures

    New Adventures

    The first of September… that special time of year when it’s still summer… yet the air is changing, the nights come just a little quicker and soup for dinner is not longer out of the question.  Don’t get me wrong there’s plenty of sunshine, watermelon and corn on the cob to come- but I also have […]