Our little ski resort

Today is our first day without a houseguest since Feb. 11. Don’t get me wrong, we love guests, but it’s always nice to have the house back to ourselves. Our latest houseguest was a friend of J’s from the Prep, Chris Farley. He works in a school system and was on break, so came up…

Superbowl Sunday!

Happy Superbowl! We’re just sitting here watching the game and commercials (disappointing so far, no?) as well as the Black Eyed Peas’ half-time show (Yippeeeee!) on our sweet 13-inch TV. Our 27-incher (which we understand isn’t even that big) finally kicked the bucket for good and we are not in a position to be buying…

Week 34 of Unemployment

Week 34 was really depressing and another roller coaster, but, by now, I’ve had such a fun weekend full of ballroom dancing, swimming and dinner with friends (followed by live pond hockey and a spaghetti benefit dinner for a friend today) that I have pretty much forgotten about it. Still, I owe my readers my…

911 in da woods

If we are ever in the woods together, rest assure. I can save you!!! I may not be able to find my way out of the woods, but I can save you … This is thanks to completing a Wilderness First Aid class this weekend. Wilderness First Aid is quite different from regular First Aid.…

Week 33 of Unemployment

Not much to report here. Sent out more resumes to what seems like promising leads, but I think I can already predict the outcome of that! Also heard from the place where I interviewed earlier this month. They are expanding their search and conducting more interviews. I think that means that I’m not getting a…

J, the good samaritan

We are getting pounded with winter weather these past few days. It’s lovely, but not so much for driving. And today J got to pay it forward. Twice. On his drive to work this morning, he saw a car stuck in a snowbank after swerving and hitting a telephone pole. So he pulled over, hooked…

MLK Day

Or as they call it in NH, Civil Rights Day. J had off because it is a state holiday, and we wanted to do something fun. Lucky for him, I have my sweet magazine gig and scored another B&B assignment. This B&B was definitely more our style. Don’t get me wrong, we like all B&Bs,…

Week 32 of Unemployment

This week was a little bit of a roller coaster, but with a good ending. It started off with a ripple in my unemployment. When you file for UE each week, they ask about your job search. I’ve been pretty good about applying for jobs each week, but the week between Christmas and New Year’s,…

Set Your DVR

For those of you who have the Nat Geo channel (which I’m assuming includes all of you, except for J & I of course), set your DVR or MP3 or whatever they call it these days for tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 8pm (EST). There’s a new documentary about the AT out and several friends have…

Week 31 of Unemployment

Well hello there! This week marks my 31st week of being unemployed. I have not mentioned being unemployed in the last 3 weeks on this blog and you, my readers, were probably thinking thank the good Lord!!!! But guess what? This just means I have a lot of catching up to do on the subject!…

Part VII – Twenty Eleven

We left Topeka, Kansas, on Friday morning in an ice storm and 20 degrees. I always hear about “golf-sized hail” on the news and now I got to experience it! Pressing on, we drove 746 miles from Topeka through tornado warnings in Missouri and rain, but much higher temperatures, in Illinois and Indiana to Columbus,…

Part VI – CO-KS

We have started our trip back east. It’s a little earlier than we originally planned. We were going to do a ski-to-hut trip in the Colorado mountains with SILAdventure, DocDoc and their other friends. It has been planned for months. We would ski 5.8 miles uphill to a hut for New Year’s Eve and New…