Bear haven

The jury is still out on this guy, Charlie Vandergaw. In my opinion, he’s missing a few screws, but I give him credit for for finding a way to survive over 20 years with da bears. He definitely has some sort of bear sense that the rest of us lack. But I’m not sure I…

Weekend Update

A ridiculously busy and tiring Friday and Saturday called for a day of rest on Sunday. From sun up to sun down on the 4th of July, we worked at J’s Family Fun Day. With more than 1,000 people enjoying the numerous activities of the day, J felt proud to be the Rec Director. And…

And like clockwork …

we are in the middle of our daily thunderstorm. Actually, it only rained for about 3 minutes, but it’s been rumbling out there like a very hungry tummy! In about an hour, J and his volunteers for Friday’s event (myself included) are supposed to go out onto the huge open field and layout the event,…

6,288’

J and I had a near-death experience at about 6,000 feet Sunday. No kidding. Let me start from the beginning. The father of the Is/Was family (who will now be renamed Bolt) wanted to summit Mt. Washington, the highest mountain in NH and in the Northeast, during his trip (which *sadly* came to an end…

The High Life at the Seashore

This weekend, we headed to the coast of Massachusetts to visit J’s dad (MartiniShaker) and stepmom (GottaMove). I love going there because they have a beautiful home and we mostly just eat good food and drink alcohol. It’s like visiting the set of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, at least in comparison to our…

Where do your children play?

Before I begin my post, I’m going to put a disclaimer on it. I obviously don’t have any children, so I understand that a lot of my opinions are based on inexperience and ignorance. Saturday night, J hosted a program called “Where do the children play?” for his town. He spoke eloquently on the importance…

Back from the windy city

First of all, Happy belated Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there. I don’t know how you all do it, but kudos. Specifically to Short on Coffee … she is the best and I know she doesn’t realize it. She has so many good qualities (which I hope I inherited), including an unbelievable amount…

Free Movies

Most of you know J and I are thrifty, or as my Dad would say, downright cheap. So our local video store started a program a few months ago in which you could rent older movies for free on Thursdays. J and I jumped right on that! It fit perfectly with our plan to watch…

RIP Babchi

It’s been awhile since I last blogged. I have a good excuse. My grandma, Teofilia, or better known as “Tillie,” died last Saturday and so we spent the week juggling between returning from our respective trips, driving down to Jersey, attending the services, then returning to work. It was quite a whirlwind. A little bit…