Category Archives: New England

Bon Temps Roulez

the house with 15.5" of show (shoveled)

The official total (says the news) was 15.7″. Still easier than ice. It’s pretty and lovely to be inside when it’s snowing, but I think the thing I like the most is that the power stays on!

about a dozen snow ducks arranges in ranks on the porch rail

Snow duck army. I got her a duck mold. She also had a rice duck in her red beans last night.

Snow #2

The house with cleared sidewalk and front walk. The driveway is just roughed up (because gravel) becuase I am trying something new.

It’s less fun to clear when it’s ice on top. I know about ice.

I haven’t finished the driveway in this picture: I raked it up rough with the garden rake, so all the rocks will stay in one place and there should be enough traction for the car not to slide. There’s also more surface area for the sun to help out a bit. It worked for icy driveway back home – I can’t imagine that Physics is different up here.

Sweater pieces. One sleeve still has the needles in, the body of the sweater has a broken rib pattern on the top half.

I got the neck put on the current sweater, got all excited because I realized I was just a few seams away from being finished…and then noticed that the sleeves weren’t the same length. What even happened there I wonder? I’ve got to add an inch to the short one.

Snow #1

I think this was a very nice beginner snow I think. The unofficial total (calculated by scientifically sticking a ruler into a flat place) was nine inches.

Snow is much easier to move out of the way than sleety ice mess.

a view of a cleared sidewalk with three feet of snow piled to each side

New things: snow plows, parking ban (because snow plows), snow shovels, piles of extra snow to move off of the sidewalk (from the snow plows), all the noise melting snow makes the next day, massive piles of snow (from snow plows) in parking lots, the bonus sunshine reflected off of the snow was an extra pleasant surprise

Torrential rain (for here that totals about 2.5″ which is nothing compared to my previous experience with torrential rain, but this is the Land of Poor Drainage so) and a high of 54F is expected Tuesday and Wednesday, so we’ll see what all is left after that.

I am learning so much.

Trying Something New

I heard that this was called ‘fall’. The leaves are colors – not just brown.


We’re in Connecticut. Which is pretty wild all on it’s own, but it’s extra wild for us since we spent 22 years in Alabama and have never lived anywhere…not south.

Moving many states away from the familiar to a house you’ve never laid eyes on is also pretty wild. We’ve had several expensive surprises (also what the heck with a boiler!? Who’s idea was that?). BUT. The location is great, there are many more opportunities for Eleanor (which she is embracing in a big way), and it’s lot less dystopian up here.