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At the pool; Reunion stuff    (Click for full story)

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - Warner NH

Photo of Kerby and Gizmo with frog

Kerby and Gizmo meeting with frog

The weather was nice and mostly sunny today, so we took advantage of it to go down to the pool. Paul and Lisa have a wonderful pool, with a nice enclosure, and lots of places to sit and enjoy the sun. Kerby knows about pools from having lived with one in Phoenix, but Gizmo does not. Elaine got him in the water, but he immediately headed out. Gizmo and Kerby found a frog on the deck and had fun being curious about that little hoppy thing. They lost interest once the frog hopped off the deck. We spent about an hour in the pool and sitting in the sun, and enjoyed it well. We may do the same thing tomorrow afternoon if the weather cooperates.

Heavy storms; book; Reunion; visitor    (Click for full story)

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - Warner NH

Photo of Elaine, Jake, and Gizmo

Elaine, Jake, and Gizmo resting on the couch

Elaine decided to dognap Jake today. Jake is Marc and Debbie Violette's dog and when we spent the winter here in Warner Jake spent a lot of time with us, since we were right next door. Elaine got a reputation with him of being the "treat lady", and he  always looked for that when he was at the house. We had not seen him since we returned, so thought today would be a good day since we were going to Concord and that would give him and our boys a chance to go for a ride. We knew we would not have hot weather, so they would be OK in the  car. Jake is a pretty laid-back sort of fellow, so it was hard to read his reaction to all this, but he seemed to take well to being with us. Of course he and Kerby and Gizmo had all learned to get along well last winter.

Schoolhouse again; Staples; book    (Click for full story)

Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - Warner NH

The big news for today was the submittal of the book, A Violette History, to the printers. I made the last few tweaks and got the interior content and the cover submitted. It had gone through the online review process and I had fixed all that needed to be done. The next step is to get the account details in place and go through whatever the reviews at CreateSpace.com are next. Never having been through the process, I am not sure what to expect. I  do know that at some point I will get a hard copy galley proof to review and make any final markups. But I have no idea how soon that will happen. But I am happy to be over this step.

Schoolhouse Cafe; auto service; book    (Click for full story)

Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - Warner NH

What a delicious breakfast at the Schoolhouse Cafe! We always enjoy breakfast there. I had my usual, which is their special omelet of the day; it is made from leftovers from supper meal the night before and this morning it was a chili omelet. Delicious! Paul and Lisa joined us, so we had a good time to boot. Paul had the omelet special as well and pronounced it good. Marc couldn't join us, so we rubbed it in tonight that we had his favorite omelet. The staff at Schoolhouse were glad to see us again, for we had become regulars during our extended stay in Warner over the winter.

Cruise Night; coat of arms; book    (Click for full story)

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 - Warner NH

Photo of Model T Ford

An old Model T Ford in good road-worthy condition

The New Hampshire Telephone Museum held another excellent 4th Phriday event - Cruise Night.  Some 12-15 old cars and trucks were on display, with their owners standing nearby to answer questions and share their love of the vehicles with others. Those attending ranged in age from maybe four years old to maybe 84. And there were about even numbers of women and men. The Foothills Restaurant had a booth offering pulled pork and beans or two hot dogs and beans for sale, and the Velvet Moose offered ice cream sandwichs for sale. Popcorn and soda was free, from the Museum. In addition to the classic cars on display, the Warner Firefighters Museum was open as was the Telephone Musuem.

Leak repair; book; Galaxy camera tip    (Click for full story)

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Warner NH

Photo of leak repair

The white flexible drain pipe under the kitchen sink was repaired today using the black Fernco coupling you can see just under the wooden structure.

Our kitchen drain leak is fixed. My nephew Josh Milliken came over this afternoon and made the repair; Josh  is a Master Plumber and owns his own business. Tiffin Service had recommended using a coupling inside the flexible pipe and pipe clamps to hold it in place. Since this pipe has to bend quite a bit when the slide moves in and out I was worried that this would introduce a stiffness and create another similar problem at the ends of the coupling since it would be bent more. Josh's solution was to use a Fernco pipe coupling on the outside. This is a flexible tube with bands at both ends and it will flex when needed. Time will tell if this will do the job.