Monday, October 31, 2011
Father Matthew has been without power at the rectory since Saturday and Con Ed said that power would be back by Wednesday!
So this morning I called Greg (our electrician) to see if we could hook up the small generator we have as a backup for the sump pumps in the church boiler room to at least get his boiler running and give him some heat, "no problem".
So, I hauled the generator over behind the rectory, along with gas, extension cords etc., Greg is on his way, and guess what? The power just came back on!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
I set my alarm for 0500 so I could head back out with the snowblower, but thankfully it looks like the expected extra inches of snow never materialized. As I'm up I shall head out anyway with my trusty shovel and hopefully get done in time for a cup of coffee and a shower before church.
Wish I had my new power brush- it'd make short work of this....
Saturday, October 29, 2011
But it's October...!
To stop boring people on this blog with endless similar pictures or the woods I decided to start a new blog and take a picture of the same spot every day.
Today marks the end of a whole year of taking these pictures, so I've put them together in a little time-lapse move.
So, a year in the woods in 3 minutes- enjoy!
In fact I saw a couple of branches go on Milton Road as I was about to turn in off the Parkway (I stopped and pulled them out of the road), and when I got back to the church I found Jackie out pulling a big branch off the sidewalk outside the parking lot. We've checked the batteries in our flashlights as I really won't be surprised if we lose power tonight (Robyn & David already have).
So, here are some of the pictures from the woods :)
|It's crazy to see it like this in October!|
|It's kind of pretty though|
|There are going to be a lot of trees down tomorrow!|
|Holly's having fun anyway :)|
|I was only away from the car for an hour|
|This is Mamaroneck Avenue on the way home|
As the snow starts to fall outside (much earlier than they said it would!), my snowblower is ready. Tires inflated, oil changed, transmission oil topped up, skids and scrapper bar adjusted, fresh gas in the tank, snow chute sprayed with a coating of silicone, and the battery for my noise-canceling headphones is in it's charger!
Friday, October 28, 2011
The camera software I use with my phone has been upgraded (it's now called Procapture), and it has a nifty new panorama feature.
So here is a little woodland panorama taken from the rock where I take my bridge picture for my other blog every day :)
We had the first frost last night and had to scrape the windshields of the cars this morning, and they're saying 3-6" of snow on Saturday night (I'll believe it when I see it!).
But as I'm off today I thought I'd spent a few minutes putting the covers on the air-conditioners inside and out so they're all snugged up for the winter :)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
We're having breakfast with Jacob at the bagel place in town next to the fire house. The fire trucks just pulled out with sirens blaring, much to Jacob's excitement! Then one of the staff at the bagel place, who is a fireman in another town, brought in his helmet for Jacob to see :)
Friday, October 21, 2011
We've had another film crew here today, just using the parking lot for parking and a couple of trucks (make up and wardrobe I think). Apparently it's some low budget movie called "The English Teacher" with Nathan Lane in it, but we've not seen anyone recognisable so far. They've been fairly well behaved and the church makes a few bucks... so not all that exciting really ;)
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
A VERY dangerous place for me to be! But I put back the boots I was looking at and just grabbed a couple of sweat shirts, a raincoat and a new collar and leash for Holly. Jackie got a few things and we got Crisp a great pair of winter boots- in size 10! I only wear a 10.5 or 11- Bigfoot!
Update- we went on from there to Ikea, mostly so we could have meatballs for lunch, and we got out under $100- that must be a record ;)
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Monday, October 03, 2011
I arrived to walk the dog this afternoon to find the whole parking lot has been taken over by a film crew. I didn't mind parking at the bottom of the hill, but it would have been nice if they'd put a sign at the bottom so I didn't have to do a 6-point turn amongst the location trucks at the top when I got up there!