Thursday, March 31, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
I think I need to read Alice in Wonderland again. Her words feel like a good match for my world today.
"I could tell you my adventures – beginning from this morning" said Alice a little timidly: "but it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then."
It's amazing to see the difference a little change makes. As part of the renovation the pulls to open the drawers and cabinets in kitchen and bath were replaced. The old pulls were removed days ago; today (some of) the new pulls were installed.
I like the clean look.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
It's a good thing I don't sleepwalk!
The living room has a cathedral ceiling, a very silly design in this northern climate. There was leak damage on both the living room and bedroom walls so a portion of wall has been cut away from both sides. The opening extends from the floor to my shoulders, and my shoulders are just a bit wider than the studs. Even if I did sleepwalk I wouldn't fit through the opening easily.
Here's a quick look at the wall removal in progress.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Repairs and renovations have started.
The winter of 2015 was rough around here, leaving me with interior damage from a leaking roof. The roof was replaced last year; now it's time for interior fixes.
I decided to do some renovations at the same time the repairs are done. As a result, most rooms in my house are either swathed in plastic or somewhat deconstructed. It will be interesting living in a construction zone for the upcoming weeks.
I'm looking forward to seeing (and living in) the completed project.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
The weather wizard delivered spring snow today, reminding us that snow can return in an instant. It was cold and snowy this morning but afternoon sun and warming temperatures allowed the very wet snow to shrink.
By late afternoon I was able to find crocus emerging from the snow.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 7:01 PM
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
I felt a need to visit the ocean this morning. I headed to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, arriving just as the tide changed directions and started flowing inland. There were only a couple of other people walking on the beach; the birds were missing.
There were a few sections of beach that were full of bird footprints. I wonder which part of the tide cycle attracts the birds to walk on the beach.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 5:14 PM
When I'm out wandering with my camera my phone is usually tucked into my camera bag but when I'm walking for exercise that's often not the case. I always wear my RoadID which provides easy access to emergency contacts and insurance information but sometimes having a phone handy feels like a good idea. Recently I looked for something that would allow me to easily carry my phone (without noticing that it was there, no bouncing in a pocket!).
I found the FITT Gear Running Belt on Amazon. It has a slim profile with one pocket large enough for a cell phone and a second smaller pocket suitable for keys, credit cards, and perhaps a bit of cash. When it arrived I pulled it out of the shipping envelope, saw it's very narrow profile, and figured the phone wouldn't fit. Luckily my quick impression was incorrect; the phone fits with room to spare.
The belt is adjustable from 24 to 48 inches. It was comfortable to wear and quite stable. As I moved the (loaded) belt stayed in place.
I haven't had wet weather for a water resistance test yet but I did hold it under running water with the water hitting both the fabric and the zipper. After my quick water test I unzipped it to find a completely dry interior.
If you're looking to carry your phone easily when you're exercising or just going about your everyday activities I highly recommend this product.
photo courtesy of Amazon.com
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Sunday, March 06, 2016
Friday, March 04, 2016
I headed to the coast this morning expecting an easy drive on dry roads. There were flurries in the air when I headed out, nothing that appeared concerning. The snow kicked up as I drove. The road became snow-covered and slippery, the air filled with white.
I considered turning back, but my desire to get to the ocean won out.
When I arrived in Hampton Beach I was amazed at the conditions. There were several inches of snow on the ground - and oops! winter walking shoes would have been a better choice for today than the lightweight shoes on my feet. The tide was heading out, the conditions were simply amazing. It was cold, windy, and snowy.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 2:16 PM