Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tony's car is pretty much dead. Here we go again.

Monday, March 24, 2008

It lives.

Still here. Keep thinking things are going to settle down ad that I willl have more time to post. Hasn't been the case. Between wedding dress shopping in Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut, Easter Dinner, an alternate work schedule, and extra after school odd jobs...... anytime I have in the evenings is usually spent staring at the computer screen in a half vegetative state.
We ran out of wood about 2 or 3 weeks ago and have been using our propane heat which isn't as effective and certainly isn't as economical. It's not warming up fast enough here, and we still have over 2 feet of snow on the ground.
I am back to work at my regular school. We got a new student today who is going to be a handful and we just narrowly avoided a major altercation today. I came home with a throbbing headache and have been pretty useless around the house since then.
I did find 'the dress' and will be ordering it later on this week. Save the date cards also arrived so I need to get busy addressing them.
Promise to update more soon with pictures.

Monday, March 10, 2008


Sorry for no interesting posts as of late. I am exhausted and feeling just plain run down. This week are the MEAs at school (standardized testing); our kids react very poorly to testing.
The weather warmed up over the weekend and things are slowly beginning to melt around here. Now we just have to hope that all of this snow melt doesn't flood us out. With the slight warming of the weather comes the itch to start some seeds. I did manage to get some birdhouse gourds started and hope to plant some onion seeds soon as well. Indoors of course.
I am taking Friday off as a personal day and will be heading down to my parents in Connecticut to do some more wedding dress shopping. I can't tell you how badly I just want to be done dress shopping. All of this wedding planning stuff is so stressful.
Anyways I will leave you with a few random pictures and will do my best to be more exciting soon.
Oh, ya. Two of our hens have starting laying again. Hopefully soon we won't have to buy eggs at the store anymore. We did find this neat brand of eggs called Born Free. They have their dates laser etched onto their shells! It's so cool !


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

We've Got Fleas!

Snow Fleas that is. These are not the fleas that bite animals and or people. In fact these are harmless decomposers that like cold, wet environments; like snow. They eat mold, fungus and decaying leaves. They also seem to travel in droves and stay for looooong visits. They have probably been around our property for the last 2 months.
Harmless or not they gross me out.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

The weight of it all

Yes, it is snowing. We are supposed to get another foot today. That should push this winter's total accumulations to 11' for us. It is insane. The state is running out of salt for the roads and Portland is talking about buying some million dollar snow melting machine. There is just nowhere to put this much snow.

Our latest snow damage (after the collapse of the chicken run and the snow damn/leaks on the house) is a collapsed roof off the back of the garage. Luckily it is not the garage roof, just a small storage area with open sides. I was nervous because the oil tank to the garage is covered by that roof, but if fell just right, sparing the oil tank by mere inches. We were also lucky that there was no major damage to the attachement points on the garage.

I shoveled the chicken coops roof again, for fearing of that collapsing on our girls. The coop is completely buried by the snow, so much so that it is a struggle for us to open the side door to give them food and water. I guess on the plus side of it being buried, it is staying a little warmer on the interior for them.

I think by the end of the day today, the majority of the windows in the house will be completely blocked by the snow. How depressing.