Sunday, January 20, 2008


Lauren gave me one of those mini-branding irons for Christmas. Today, we used it for the first time - enjoyed one of the T-bone steaks I won from cousin Charlie in a World Series bet. And, we got to see the Patriots win, too. How good is that for a Sunday afternoon?

Weekend Project

Remember the green walls in the downstairs bathroom? We think this looks a lot better!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

More reno updates

Here are a couple more photos of the space after the renovations. they are of the main room where the mirrors were and the corner of the floor that was in one of the more damaged. I think it is looking pretty good.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

new pantry

well many thanks to Brian Lauren and Max for the perfect gift card to the container store. I used it to do a "custom designed" pantry. Actually the people at container store were really helpful. The Elfa system was really easy to install, and so far has made a world of difference. the rest of the apartment is coming along nicely, really starting to be comfortable. Also I am finally going to be getting cable, and a home phone number. I will keep you all posted on that.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


One of Sue's Christmas presents was a puzzle made from one of her favorite pictures of Max. This was the weekend the puzzle got put together.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


This is what greets us each waking day.
It's amazing how different 6:15 am can look.
Please to enjoy.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Sharon's Tree

Six years ago, Sharon started a new tradition: Decorating and lighting a tree in Bass Park. Everyone gathers on a Sunday evening to sing some songs with the able assistance of local members of the Temple Band. Then, we all move across the street to the Three Maples B&B to celebrate with some food and drink. It's become a very nice tradition for the town.

The first tree was one that had been cut and placed in the park. But, that following summer, the park trustees planted a small spruce tree. Now, five years later, that spruce tree has more than doubled in height--it's now probably 12' tall.

This year, with the lights and the heavy snowfall, the tree is absolutely beautiful.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Santa Visits the Bronx

Here's a sampling of pictures from Christmas 2007. Brian and Lauren and Max were excellent hosts! It's good to know that Santa could find his way to the Bronx even though there's no chimney.

Max loves to take walks with his Meema. And, here's Brian, demonstrating his skills at following directions.

Note the empty plate on the table--evidence that Santa had stopped for something to eat as he filled everyone's stockings.

David looks stunning, doesn't he? And it was wonderful to have Amanda with us, too. Max obviously thinks she's pretty special.