We’ve been silent because 1) not too much has been happening and 2) Andreea was ill after which 3) I was shortly ill. We’re both much better now … though both bodies are still slowly recuperating. We had a really nice today – March 1st is considered the official beginning of spring in Romania … […]

today felt like the coldest morning so far … very subjective .. but there you have it it took longer then usual for the rocket to warm up the room … I went out after 10:30 to feed the dogs and release the flock and ran back inside … I went out again only around […]

It’s been cold here … physically and emotionally … the day before yesterday began with -17deg (celsius) and yesterday with -23. Peak temperatures, with a clear and sunny sky, have been -10 – though in the sun it can be quite pleasant. Just to give you an idea of how cold … this is what […]

One dollar, one vote. The industry cares now a whit about our tender feelings for the environment: The dollar we plunk down at the supermarket checkout is first and foremost a vote – for more of the same.

Freezing temperatures have arrived together with clear blue skies and a white blanketed earth. I took a walk up the hill today with Loui (who is still not completely at peace with a leash): and this is what we saw

Strange and powerful day today … started out beautiful snow white and sunshine. I brought in the chainsaw, sharpened it and went to work. Finished a tank of gas and went to reload it. Couldn’t get it going again … it started but shut down numerous times … then wouldn’t start. Not good! Read the […]

It’s been three long days since I’ve gotten around to writing a short update. They have been dominated by long days of work that culminated in completion of the last official wood-working project in preparation for winter. Two (rather large) open shelves with counter-tops are now assembled in the living room. The first one was […]

Woodworking all day today. It actually started last night as I drew the two living room units in my head and made a cut-list. It’s a fairly simple project though lots of wood-surface is involved. Today I managed to get all the wood out of storage and cut to size. More then half of the […]