Sunday, August 16, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020
You lose some; you win some.
The Harbor 180 camera burned itself out some time ago and I have been trying to replace it since. My first purchase was a very similar camera that I could not get to boot on. Had to return it after a great deal of experimentation with different cables and ports. You lose some.
The win some part of the story began two days ago. It happened to mark the 12 year anniversary of Julie and I being appointed Lightkeepers. I got a camera that is a slight upgrade from most of the cameras we have available here. I worked out a placement at the top of the light. Looking North is the designation.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Friday, August 30, 2019
This summer has been noteworthy for me as I have dealt with a blockage in my left ear for nearly the whole season. Fluid in the middle ear has pooled and remained caught there despite several attempts at treatment. I have some hearing some of the time; I have little hearing from time to time. Hopefully a Mass Eye and Ear visit in October will resolve this trick or treat aural nuisance.
The second noteworthy mention is that it is the first summer without Haley here. She is doing a term in Australia, Brisbane to be precise. November will see her return before wrapping up Junior year back at American in DC.
So it has been different. Quiet for both reasons described above. We took up puzzles to break up the time and that has been fun.
Another was old Volkswagen Bugs in Cuba.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
The banners went back up and in a new spot. I put the story of the house all in one place for people to read and to photograph. It also took them away from a window where I sit commonly to read. The banner detailing the Society's work find a home nearer the Edgerton Bell.
Stone that was not used to settle the boardwalk was used all around the property to clean up edges.
Part of the plan I worked out last summer for residing and shingling the house took a next step when we had half of the main house reshingled. The other side is in pretty good shape and will be power washed in the next couple of weeks.
I got a long wanted upgrade when all the ridge boards on the house were replaced with pvc. No more painting on the high parts of the house and a much better look from the window upstairs.
Flag Day saw the house decorated from corner to corner. A nice addition was a flag commemorating the D-Day invasion 75 years ago.
The gardens have been treated to the perfect growing season weather. Without all the clean up of last year they were set to flourish from the start. I took the step of planting grass seed outside of the kitchen which has led to some teasing about the new back lawn. I am going to call it the putting green.
The first open house was on May 19th and as we were preparing to open on a rainy day, a knock came at the door. A mom, a friend, and two elementary school girls were on the step. I got them in out of the rain and they explained that the older of the two had a school project involving researching the Light. Our tour began early and with a wonderful resolution. This week the family returned with this note and some delicious baked goods. Also the amazing peonies you see below. This is a good, good gig.
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