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June 2010
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Archive for June, 2010

Patriot Half Ironman

A little under a year ago I raced in my first ever triathlon, the Powow Sprint Triathlon in Amesbury, MA. After that race, I wanted to do something a bit longer. The sprint distance goes by so fast and is over in under 90 minutes. In September of last year I completed the Lobsterman Olympic […]

The Carters (#34 and #35)

On Memorial Day we headed up to do some hiking in the Whites. We enjoyed the open road tolling at the Hampton Tolls on the way up and back – we hope they make this a permanent upgrade! We decided to start near the Pinkham Notch Visitors Center and head up the Imp Trail to […]

This Old Roof

One of the (frightening) joys of owning an antique house is that whenever you do work on it you’re never sure what you’ll find. Our exploration back in 2008 of the floor and walls when we were running ductwork for air conditioning was mostly innocuous with finds including very large beams, hidden shelves, and several […]

Spring Flowers

Looking back at blog posts, it seems that I’m extremely traditional in doing yard work every Memorial Day weekend. Some years it’s been the first I can get out in the yard, but this year it felt very late due to our warm May weather. Indiana is still a few weeks ahead of us, but […]

Saying Goodbye to Grandma

My Grandma Sommer passed away on May 20. I’m thankful that she didn’t suffer a long illness, and that she was able to live independently in her own apartment until she suffered a heart attack in early May. I’m thankful for all the school programs, recitals, cross country and track meets, concerts and church programs […]