I went and picked up the generator on Saturday morning, as it had been away at the repairman's shop, getting fresh oil, a plug change and a complete go-over. I stopped and filled my five gallon can with fresh gas, plus the five gallons the generator tank holds on the way home. Today, Sunday, I slid in-between gas lines in Sharon to fill up three more more old jugs I keep around just for times like these. They hold another eight gallons or so. With all this, I think I have enough for two and maybe a half days of generator use, should the need arise. The forecast is looking for lots of wind beginning tonight (Sunday) through Tuesday. Here's hoping that all the tree trimming the companies have been doing this last last year help prevent long, wide-spread outages in our area. Watching the Weather Channel™ makes me glad I don't reside on a low coastline town this time around. I hope area residents there follow the experts advice and get out while they can.
Line-up next to the barn, where the wind shouldn't hit..
In this day of computers, laptops, cellphones, iPads, Blackberry's, etc, etc, etc, it seems, at times there is no time for good, old-fashioned play. Everyone has to have "technology" to occupy their time. Well, I know one family where there is exceptions to this "rule" the world seems to have developed (maybe its just the U.S). Meet my man Holden. This guy is, so it seems, is always coming up with something. Sure, he has his tech stuff too, but he just seems to come-up with fun stuff too. I stopped by to visit his parents one night a while back, and his mom said..."check this out.....a new approach to skateboarding"...
Now, is that a look of determination or what? Hand-powered, stabilizer/brakes, all-in-one! He went easily a hundred yards or more while I was there watching.... :) I haven't been back to see if Holden and his dad have built a longer and wider skateboard, better suited for belly-boardin'!
The old Consignment Store/ Fitness Studio/Herrington's Lumber/Community Service Lumber building was recently gutted to the bone, and is being rebuilt completely. The most visible aspect to passer-byes is the new ribbed metal roofing. My two cents? Love it!
Clare and I ran over to Cairo, New York this morning to see some store-related hardware and software in action. It was indeed a gorgeous morning for a ride. The air was clear and the foliage is, well, pretty much at its peak.We went over thru Stamfordville and out to the Taconic State Parkway, where we then went north up to 82. We then traveled west to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, crossed the Hudson and on to Cairo we proceeded . The ride was just spectacular in colors on the trees and shrubbery . The view of the river valley from the bridge was, well, a-may-zing! On the way back, we took 82 all the way to Pine Plains,and then picked up 199. Along the way, and I am not sure in which township it was, we stopped at Green Acres Farm Stand. What a great time we did have there. Pumpkins, apples, gourds, indian corn for decorating,veggies, squash, home-made bread and a pie! Highly recommend a stop there if you are out for a ride in the coming days.....
~up on Bailey, there is this fishing shack. I have been taking pictures of this building since I was probably about eight years old, and had a brownie, or maybe an instamatic! I liked it in this photo against the clear fall sky and with the lobster boats in the harbor. Hope you agree!
As I stated the other day, we made it to Maine for the weekend. Per usual, we visited Bailey Island. One of the businesses that is known or famous there is Cook's Lobster House. They have at Cook's a large main building, which is followed by a short stretch of a peninsula that has this neat little shack on the tip. In the summer, they set up a small tent next to it, and if a group should want to have an outdoor experience of a clam bake or lobster bake, they do it here. The tent, and the crowds are gone, and the cooking is now inside for the winter. But the colors of the shed....it's shining brightly on this late fall afternoon...on the left, in the back, you can see the worlds only cribstone bridge in the background.
It is amazing what just a few days away from the norm can do for ones psych...... This trip to Maine has been fun and I am glad we made the effort. From a boat ride to LL Beans, and lots of good food, sea glass and laughs inbetween.... Now, for a safe ride home and we'll be all good!
Got out of Dodge for the weekend. If you are a Sharonite, you probably remember the family named Garavoy. Today we met up with Kit Garavoy in Wiscasset, Maine who took us out on his 27' outboard. We journeyed all the way out the Sheepscot River to open water of the Atlantic! We then came back in to Boothbay Harbor, where we saw the Amistad and The Bounty! How crazily cool! Took lots of pics with my digital which I'll put up sometime in the future, after we get home and download...working on my phone now so no pics.,.nice to live in Sharon, nice to get away and see something different...bye all!
~it's been a number of days since we had a clear sunset like this in this neck of the woods. Our summer of gorgeous weather, and early fall of rain only at night is just a memory now.... Now it has turned into rain and clouds for many days it seems. What is the old farmer/indian tale....the swamps have to be full before winter can come? They must be getting there.....