Monthly Archives: July 2007

Tipping Point

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Tonight this moth flew into our lives. My son Will spotted it in the kitchen but it didn’t look like the above picture. I took a photo, the one above, and then it flew down and landed on my chest, … Continue reading

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A Vermont Walmart

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Just a mall out in the sticks. This panorama was taken from the top of our mini-van at the Berlin, Vermont mall. A small version of Walmart, JC Penny, Walden Books, a bank, JoAnne Fabric, an Opthomatrist, two shoe stores, … Continue reading

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My Desk View

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That is what I see when I look at the wall between the tiny cottage bedroom and bathroom. This is the wall by our bed which is also the wall where Holly and my work desk will be. Admittedly, I … Continue reading

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Heat Exchanger Key Cut

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That is a rather interesting cut of a concrete block. The reason for the odd cut is that allows us to pour a beam that will unify everything from the back wall at the north of the tiny cottage, across … Continue reading

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DEA Outlawing 7% Iodine

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Three Pumpkins Do you use iodine, a.k.a., Lugol’s Solution, on your farm or homestead for sterilizing wounds, umbilical cords and the like? The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is now outlawing the sale of this important compound. Why? Apparently druggies use … Continue reading

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Bad Break

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Fixing a Bad BreakUp until now all of the granite we have cut and split went perfectly. Today we had a bad break. I was splitting a 31″ long sill for the bedroom and instead of cleaving cleanly the stone … Continue reading

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Mystery Photo July 2007

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What is that??? Care to guess? Leave ideas in comments. Here’s the answer for after you’ve thought about it… Outdoors: 80°F/62°F SunnyFarm House: 73°F/67°FTiny Cottage: 70°F/68°F Miss split bedroom granite sill – oops!

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Calibrating Pain – Fence Testing

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In a discussion about fencing someone wrote: Hi Walter: Thanks for the suggestions. I especially liked this one [for fence testing]: “Best test is to use the tip of your tongue or your nose while standing barefoot in your piss. … Continue reading

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Marvin Windows In

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That is not a Marvin window. While we were taking a break from working on the cottage this afternoon Will spotted three huge birds. At first we thought they were hawks but I think they were buzzards, not something we … Continue reading

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Glass Wall

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A local pub has been graciously donating their wine bottle collection to our tiny cottage construction project. Well, actually, they were over joyed to have us hauling away their empties for the last several months. Another freebie salvage item for … Continue reading

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