Feb 11, Today is a white day, the sky is white, the
trees are white or encased in ice, the ground is white.... with a half
inch of ice on top. A local NB store that buys my
jewellery really likes clear beads with white decoration, I'm not
really that fond of clear and white beads, I think they remind me
too much of days like today! I like colour! Our power
was off for about six hours last night, but came back on in time
to make my coffee this morning! So I didn't have to grind my
beans with a hammer and try and make boiled coffee on
Stuart (my 20 year old son) started a new job today, he's working
in a fish processing plant just up the highway! Not his idea of a
fun job! But it pays really well, and he doesn't need to drive,
and so far the rent is free here!
My husbands curling game was cancelled last night so we could have
gone out for dinner on our anniversary, but the weather was bad enough
that I'm not sure the ferry was running, so probably safer to stay home
in front of the fire.
Feb 10, Well just for a change it is snowing here today, suppose to be a mega noreaster, but so far it's just nice big wet snow flakes , minimal
wind, almost a nice day.... for our anniversary. Also my
fathers birthday... Happy Birthday Dad! We went out for dinner
last night (couldn't go tonight as my husband is curling ,... I know
where I fall the stack of priorities, well below curling!)
We went to Saint Andrews and ate at the Community College. The
hospitality students open the college dining room for four nights
every Feb, and serve a five course meal (there were 6 different meals
to choose from ranging in price from $24 - $28 including tax and
gratuities). My meal was excellent! Most community colleges
that have a hospitality program, have dinners open to the public.
It's a lot of fun and the food is usually excellent!
The house is progressing slowly... today was suppose to be the day
to blow insullation into the ceiling, but when they
delivered the insulation yesterday , we got the 70 bales of insullation
, but no blower! Might not have worked very well in the snow
anyway. The mountain of insullation is sitting under a tarp at
the bottom of the driveway, if we get enough snow maybe I can use
it as a toboggan run... we tried tobogganing between the house
and the water last weekend , using a peice of the metal roof as a
toboggan, the snow was too soft though, so we basically just
sank. Need to curl up the front of the roofing a bit too so
that the 'toboggan' rides on top of the snow and doesn't tunnel
underneath it! If we ever do get it to work we'll need to figure
out how to stop too, so that we don't go flying off onto the rocks at
low tide or into the water at hightide, the Bay of Fundy is cold in the
summer, so don't think I want to try swimming now!
Feb 7, OK anyone who has tried to reply to the
fireballs.com email and got your reply back...I think that I have it
fixed! I spent quite a while yesterday looking for how to change
the default, found something under options don't remember what and then
typed the same thing into the five boxes on the page
approximately ten times and finally, the computer decided that ' Y es she really means it...,she doesn't want islander as the default, she wants lynne !!!' Try replying now I think it will work!
As for my drippy beads you can leave small
beads in a 1160 degree kiln for 90 minutes and nothing
happens. See I learned something from that
experiment. How will I ever learn anything if I don't keep trying
Today was another bright sunny spring like day, suppose to get slop falling from the sky tomorrow though.
Angus only has 6 more days before his destiny is decided, NW
airlines sent out a email with hot deals on flights to Florida and
Mexico, he thought I should have just bought him the ticket, be done with the suspense of not knowing....
Feb 6, Another bright sunny day , the ice will soon be gone from our little cove and my
flock of ducks can come back. Before the ice we had a flock of
Buffleheads, actually one male with his Harem! They spend
more time under water diving than they do on the surface but they are
fun to watch when the tide is in during mealtime.
Made some beads this morning but left the kiln way too warm so may
have slumped the beads, will see tomorrow, might go for a whole
new look in bracelets, drippy beads! Was trying to do some bright
spring beads, I guess the gods were telling me it's not spring yet,
stick to winter colours!
The email address that is on the site seems to flip flop between
lynne@ and islander@, if your computer picks the 'islander@'
designate change it to lynne@ or you will get your email back!
Have tried to fix it, either killing it or enabling it would work, but
haven't figured out how yet!
Just remember if you get discouraged trying to do something that 'amateurs built the arc, professionals built the Titanic'.....
Feb 5, Sunny and way above zero, the thin layer of ice from Thursday's freezing rain is gone, the snow is melting !
Haven't seen any more robins but...Washed my car today, mainly an
excuse to be outside and enjoy the +7C or 45 F.
Angus may end up in a custody battle, someone in Alaska who's
server won't let her vote is getting someone in Arizona (not Georgia as
I previously stated... the peanut gallery was complaining about the way
I spelt Georgia, so I thought I might as well make it the right state
when I corrected the spelling!) to vote for her and he's decided he
wants joint custody!
Beeds & glass... well that's what this site is suppose to be
about... Haven't made any Beeds for a few days, did foil the
repair job today, haven't decided how to reinforce the foot and the
head so it doesn't all fall apart again though, designing stained glass
'suncatchers' correctly is half the battle, if the peices aren't
designed to interlock they are going to part company over
time! Now that the sun is shining and the snow is melting I
will have to start thinking summer colours, lots of layers of
The site had lots of updates again this morning, the links were
simplified, the jewellery that is for sale is now linked from the bar
on the home page, we added a picture to the home page, (pictures
will be changed regularly and will not be archived) this one is
of a sun set last week, the catch is that, that is the eastern
sky. So what you are seeing is a reflection, the ice is from a
fresh water stream running into the cove, it freezes at low tide and
then floats as the tide comes in.
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