Thursday, January 21, 2010

Post 50

I have been holding off as this is something of a milestone.

This is the fiftieth post on this blog. Who knew? The year has flown by and I have dutifully found a way to convince myself that anyone might be interested in how its going out here on the Point. I have loved the feedback and the chance for some creativity.

The New Year has had me looking around at the cottage for holes to plug and ways to tighten up the joints. With a west wind the house gets cold. It blows right through the dryer vent and takes the utility room down to "can see your breath ..." I am figuring it out and should we track down the storm windows that have been proposed I think next winter will see the house become cozy all the time. We have rearranged the furniture in the aftermath of Christmas and that has boosted the comfort and the utility of all the rooms. I have inventoried all the books too, so I can lay my hands on anything I am looking for when I am looking for it. Good tasks for the stormy days.

There has been some excitement as the weather continues to entertain. Every time I clean off the walkway to the Tower wind and waves toss a new pile of stones back my way. I am sharing a few pictures though to lend a peak at the big jetty with some frosting and another that I am calling "Coming and Going." The bottom one is a neat view of the ice pack from the top of the Tower. I was taking down the wreath and had to grab a camera to get this unusual shot.


I am also adding a couple of pictures sent to me from my friend Dave Sacchitella. He and I took in the disaster that was the January 10 Patriots Game and, beyond his company and the laughs, this was the reward. Turns out Mr. Kraft has a lighthouse too. We might have to invite him over to share notes.



















Just as a reminder - This Saturday night veteran journalist William Ketter is the featured speaker at the Historical Society Winter Dinner Meeting at the Methodist Church on First Parish Road. Call the Little Red Schoolhouse for details.

3 comments:

  1. Bob, Gee Whiz!!!! I can`t believe those GD Patriots would do that on your birthday especially! On top of finding out about the Never Fail Fudge being a big fat lie as Kenny puts it. I told him I would wash his mouth out soap the next time I saw him. I hope all is well. Give my love to your family from mine.
    Love always
    Cuz Sue Ahearn & family

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  2. I have enjoyed every one of your 50 posts, and I look forward to many more. You are living a dream of mine in that special house, and the fact that you share the experience with all of us is quite meaningful to me. It may seem to you that sometimes you talk about the simplest of things, but those are the most significant to those of us enjoying it from a distance. I can hear the waves rolling slowly off the rocks as I read your blog, and I appreciate it very much. That sound reminds me of home, and home has the best meaning to each of us. Enjoy that special place each and every day. I hope your efforts to make it warmer are successful for you and your lucky family!

    Patrick O'Connor
    U.S. Navy

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  3. Patrick-

    Thank you for your very kind words and for your attention. Each day here reinforces the idea I associate with The Wizard of Oz, "There's no place like home."

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