35 years later….

April 18th 1986 I stepped onto a plane in Dublin Ireland with a return ticket I was fairly certain I would not use.

Today I’m 35 years in America. Apparently I did not use that ticket!

Full moon

Last nights full moon lit up our yard like daylight. Here’s a few photos from my 4am indoor walk. I did not edit or alter the images in any way. It’s nature and android at their best!

Our back yard
Deck railing casting its shadow on snow covered deck.
Front steps leading to drive.

Anniversary gift..

Jess and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary today. I have lots to be thankful for but one thing for sure…. Jess is a good listener.

With all that’s going on in the world one thing I really missed and it’s a bit silly…but I missed going to the movies.

Over the years we sometimes switch off..meaning one year I organized the surprise and others Jess did. Some times we went away, or out for a nice dinner. This year neither of us planned anything, well, Jess secretly did. A few days ago she said don’t make plans, do I didn’t.

We set off from the house and I was under strict instructions to close my eyes as it was a surprise. I tried to figure out where we were going but lost track. We ended up in the parking lot of O’neil cinema in Littleton MA. I was shock and didn’t know why we were there and asked if the cinema was open…Jess said…for us it is!

My darling wife rented a movie theater for us for our anniversary! Apparently you can do this! You need to supply your own Blueray DVD, you can order food and drinks and have the whole place to yourself.

We watched a classic “The fifth element”. It’s a great movie and even better on the big screen when you have it all to yourself.

If you have not watched it….go watch it now. Yes, the above are photos of the actual movie….sue me! Here’s a link in case you can’t find it.

Thanks Jess for a wonderful 21 years and a wonderful gift…..and best of all thanks for listening. Love you, Alan

GMans B-Day

GMan had a big one today. If we lived in Ireland he could vote and have a pint!

Happy Birthday!
Here he goes into the wood with Jimmy….that’s Jimmy Big Tine. Thanks Lenore.
Jimmy was last spotted looking rather nervously at another target!

Random photos

GMan made a sextant, well 1/2 of one. Works great at finding latitude.
JMan and I took a bike ride to Colonial Candies. Kinda defets the porpuse of exercise….but that’s not really the point.
We all took a walk in a pumpkin field.
Then some of us got lots in a corn maze.
Then we meet the neighbors!
Then we became former shadows of ourselves….and really tall….with tiny heads.

New roof – Part 2

Back of house completed.
ZIPsystem Flashing Tape where nothing existed before. This alone will increase our R value not to mention waterproofing.
Garage and lean-to completed.
Clear Story to roof intersection came out great. Compared to what was there this area is looking so much better.
Looking sharp!