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Sin City

I just got back from Las Vegas. It was hot, it was noisy, it was fun…and a lot more.  I still wonder how I managed to catch this photo of an empty casino…they never are empty!!! (the complete story will follow…)

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Who would have thought….

I finished  my very own shelf today as proud as a kindergarden kid bringing his first drawing home!! Looking back I cannot believe how many steps it took and how many machines we used to transform a bunch of rough planks into such a smooth shelf. I have not figured out all the translations yet […]

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Mousephobic

I was about to write about day two of woodworking school. I even had photos…and then I saw something from the corner of my eye…something was moving…I thought it was some butterfly or moth…but no! it was a mouse! I am the ultimate mouse phobic ! I panicked….got up on a chair and could not […]

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Woodworking.

I have finally but my money where my mouth is, and signed up for a woodworking course.. I knew that all we do in this introductory class is make a shelf , but I had to start somewhere. Surprisingly, the shelf is all you need to use all the machinery in the shop. After an […]

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Summer update

This is turning out to be the wetest summer in as long as I can remember. The wood on and around the house never dries so it is impossible to paint, the flowers are rotting in their pots, it is dark and dreary…there are endless repairs on the roads so that the drive into the […]

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The culprit

Although there was still an unpleasant animal scent in my house I had not caught anything in my trap in almost a week. Yet some critter had been rude enough to relive himself on my terrace!…I decided to change my approach and put vegetables in the trap rather than fish….In the hopes that I was […]

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Marven’s

I tried this dive of a place…and dicovered the best calamari ever!! The restaurant is located in the strangest location and looks like a 50s tavern, complete with a moose head on the wall. The tables reminded me of a lobster shack in Maine  and yet…. the food is amazing! Those calamari were tender and […]

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Bell woes

I have hinted at my frustration with incompetent people in a previous blog….but things  has progressed to unexpected heights. When I started living the country full time I changed my phone package to include long distance calls, internet and cable. It sounds simple enough. I stayed at the same address with the same provider…Or so […]

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2009 Jazz fest.

The 30th edition of the Jazz fest was launched last night with the traditional free outdoor concert. The performer was Stevie Wonder. I am of two minds when it comes to attending those events. There is an excitement and energy in those crowds…but there are also stomped on toes, spilled beer, lots of time spent […]

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Las Vegas

I was looking for a quick getaway….and got an offer I could not refuse… and so I set off for Las Vegas. It was an easy flight and a short ride from the airport to our hotel on the Strip.I was staying at the TI (formerly Treasure Island). Its claim to fame is a Pirates […]