November 10th, 2008


rumors of my death greatly exaggerated

The leaves are falling down and they sky is grey
The icy blast of winter can't be far away...

Yup...a good killing frost hit a while ago and did in the zinnias (tall brownish dead looking things in the background) the marigolds are also on their last legs. About all that remains is the golden mum in the center--hope it can survive a Michigan winter. Another couple of weeks and I'll go gather the seeds for next year. Time to tuck away the lawnmower and see if the snow blower is still in working shape. We actually had a few snow flurries this morning.

While the weather was somewhat warmer, Wendy and I went up to the Boyne Mt., Petoskey area in nothern MI--Wendy's already done some posting on that adventure (see: clemidia if you want to see some of the pics--here's one to whet your appetite if you're interested. It's us at the top of one of the ski lifts. Collapse )

That's been about it for recent road trips. It was nice to get away for those few days, 'specially since the Fates smiled on us with good weather and colorful leaves.

I've been inordinately non-productive of recent times. Mostly reading and taking life easy and as it comes. I have done a bit more work on the model train layout, but not enough to make it worth posting about or even taking pictures of.

We just had a new roof installed, so we're all tucked in for the winter winds. Since starting this post, they've come and hauled away the dumpster with the old shingles. Yea, now we can get cars back in the driveway again.

Hmm, what else? We went to the Piston's opener at the Palace, couple of weeks ago. They did win, but it was a rather uninspired game. Got shunted all around Robin Hood's barn after the game--they really need to do something about improving traffic patterns after events there. What a zoo.

That's all for now, Ed.