Monday, September 29, 2008

Kevin & Chet's Excellent Adventure

A couple of months ago, Kevin Carne (ConVal's intrepid IT guy and resident raconteur) and I were asked if we would like to see a Red Sox game from the PC Connection suite. Kevin responded to the email in about 4 seconds; it took me about 2 seconds longer. We had our choice of games, but the final game of the season against the dreaded Yankees....What's not to like about that?

As it turned out, the Yankees didn't make it into the playoffs (too bad!). And the game was meaningless to the Sox' standing. Rainy day. Several delays in getting started--they kept taking off and putting on the tarp. And the Red Sox lost in a pretty lackluster performance. Still, though, watching any game from one of the suites is pretty good duty!

An added bonus was that we got to see the ceremony retiring Johnny Pesky's number 6. One of the good guys.

Lots of good beer and wine, pizza, hot dogs, snacks--even Caesar salad and Legal's chowdah.

All in all, an excellent adventure!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

9/20/08 - 6:36 pm

Okay, I missed the Autumnal Equinox by a day, but you get the idea.

Note that the sun is setting in the notch just to the right of Observatory Mountain (Aziscohos is the two-peaked mountain to the left of Observatory). We've been at the cabin for both Equinoxes (Equinoxi??) and the Summer Solstice, but never for the Winter Solstice. Some day.

Friday, September 19, 2008


As the family will tell you, I never have campaign signs in the yard or bumper stickers on the car. However, I'll make an exception for this "sign" for Sarah Palin that was in our woods this morning.

Sorry for the lousy picture, but it was early and still fairly dark. This is a young female, probably about two years old. She was grazing peacefully in the woods beside our driveway. Sue saw her while walking a couple of days ago, so she clearly enjoys living in Sharon.

Added on 9/21: The automatic flash was on when I took the first picture of the moose. I thought it was a wasted shot; didn't see the reflecting eyes until I looked more closely. Pretty funny!