Archive for November, 2008

Quiet Simple Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

It was a small family Thanksgiving. Just Kathy, two of our three children, and me. No one else. The food was spectacular especially the cranberry mold. Oh and the turkey was good too.

I’m just a staining fool

Monday, November 17th, 2008

We put our daily silverware in a wooden holder. We’ve had it for years and years. Since it has been that long it started to show its age. The wood was quite worn and pitted. So I’m on a role with stain and polyurethane, and thought I could help it out. I stained it, and put two coats of polyurethane on it. I think it turned out well, but it’s still pitted, but now it’s dark and shiny pitted – kinda gives it the antique feel.

Lump – 3

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

I went in for a biopsy yesterday, and when they reviewed the ultrasound the lump had shrunk significantly. So no biopsy. I was told to return in one month for a recheck. I’m breathing easier right now.

Update: After one month the lump has totally disappeared. So I was sent home with a clean bill of health.

Cape Cod Wedding

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

This past weekend Kathy and I traveled to Cape Cod to attend the wedding of Jennie C. and Alex K. Jennie C. is the daughter of our old Poughkeepsie next door neighbors, Susan and Ken, who we’ve continued to write, call, and visit ever since moving to Austin. We arrived on Thursday in Boston and drove down to Plymouth. The weather was great – clear, and crisp. While in Plymouth we saw the Mayflower II

and Plymouth Rock.
We stayed over night in Plymouth before driving down to Hyannis. In Hyannis we stayed in a condo with a great view of the water.
We were joined with our old Poughkeepsie neighbors, Evelyn and Rich P., and Betty and Ken H. On the day of the wedding we had brunch together.

Brian W., Rich P., Kathy W., Ken H., Betty H., and Evelyn P.
Later that day we traveled to Ocean’s Edge in Webster on the Cape for the wedding.
The bride was beautiful, and danced with her proud father.
Her two sisters were bridesmaids

Susan C, Sarah C. (older sister), Jennie C., and Lisa C. (oldest sister)
The day after the wedding we headed back to Boston to stay overnight before our flight home. Overall both Kathy and I had a great time.

Halloween Years Past

Monday, November 3rd, 2008