Friday, September 04, 2009

Truckin' My Blues Away: A Video, Photographic Interview With A Van Dweller

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Clean, Green, Water Fun

A new twist on the old pedal bikes from old, Check out the itBike!

A fast, nimble, and very stable platform, "it" weighs less than 75 lbs, and disassembles easily for storage or transport. Pricey, at $2500, but not out of line for this application.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

No TV, No Fun?

We recently traded in the kids TV (with their blessing) for a 15' trampoline. with side netting and spring covers, it prevents the usual injuries. They are getting more exercise, more friends are hanging out at our house (where we can supervise their activities), and using less electricity. Wins all around!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Snowshoeing with friends

It was a much needed weekend to relax. Linda and I spent Friday night at a friend's Bed & Breakfast (White Pillars) near Canton NY, had a wonderful homecooked breakfast the next morning, then met my friends and coworkers for snowshoeing near Harrisville NY that afternoon. The weather started turning bad towards evening, and it took 2 hours to drive the 60 miles home in blinding snow and greasy roads. Saw one car in the ditch, but no one was hurt.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Steven Spence, Bobsledding with Randy LaJoie & Geoff Bodine

My son Steven, who is in the National Guard, won second place in the Chevrolet Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge Race with Randy LaJoie in Lake Placid this weekend. Randy was on steering, Steven was on brakes. More pics are coming. See for more info.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

A Merry Christmas Was Had By All

Our families came together, at least the ones who could make it, and we all had a wonderful time. First Steven was off to El Paso with friends for Christmas, so we had a early Christmas with him. Then Michelle and Jeremy came the week before, as they have Christmas with Jeremy's family this year (we alternate), so we had a early mini-Christmas with them. So finally on Christmas day, we had our "real" Christmas with the rest of the family. No snow, that came two days later, but it was a good time anyway. We started with the reading of Luke 2, opened presents, and ate a wonderful dinner. An afternoon of games, and then we all went home right before the ice arrived. No it will takes weeks to take off the extra weight from Thanksgiving and Christmmas dinners, snacks, and leftovers.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

A Thanksgiving Dinner that couldn't be beat ...

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, with friends and family gathered round. My daughter arrived at 3am two nights earlier from college with her newly engaged fiance in tow. They have been dating for 5 years, and plan on getting married once both are out of college. I was bound and determined to cook on the woodfired cookstove. Although it was in the 20's when I woke up and started cooking, it headed up into the 50's during the day, and we basted ourselves at a balmy 98 degrees with windows open and fans running. Need to save that stove for very cold days.