Archive for February, 2006

How’s this?

February 28, 2006

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Still waiting…

February 27, 2006

We are still waiting for the baby’s arrival here in Mound. Janet is very uncomfortable, and wants to have the baby now. She feels she could go anytime. Keep tuned here for the good news.

Consider coming to our concert…

February 22, 2006
If you have some time (and assuming the baby will be here by then)….


Under the direction of Dr. Charles G. Boody
Saturday, March 18, 2006. 7:30 P.M.
Anne Sullivan Communication Center
31st Ave. S. & 28th St. E., Minneapolis
Joint Concert with the Star of the North Concert Band
Tickets at the door: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Children/Students
Two tickets for the price of one with MPR Membership
Refreshments Follow Concert
Sunday, March 19, 2006. 7:00 P.M.
Edinborough Indoor Park
7700 York Avenue South, Edina
For concert updates and maps visit our Web Site at
Our next Concert is scheduled for June 3, 2006

Protecting our nation

February 21, 2006

means we need to torture people, according to this administration. At least the part of the administration that agrees with Vice President Cheney. The rest they just leave in the dark….

This New Yorker article shows some details…. (warning… very long, but insightful)

You can find a short version at Washington Monthly… (for those in a hurry)

I’m all steamed up about this now… and cannot find a nice non-political link… so for the locals out there… check out Eric Perkins Blog from the Olymics (from Perk at Play on KARE 11). It’s kinda fun, even if you are like me, and not following the Olympics at all!

Someone finally figured it out!

February 20, 2006

Pouring Ketchup

The full technical explanation

An old picture

February 17, 2006

We have started going through some of Merrill’s old photos. It’s been interesting trying to learn who’s related to who and all that.

This photo was mailed to us from a relative (Darlene Erickson) of Velma’s today. It Merrill, Velma, and Janet at about one year old. Posted by Picasa

From the side…

February 16, 2006

The nice thing about the steep roof, snow doesn’t stay on top of them!

It’s been years since I’ve walked on a frozen lake. It always kind of nerve-wracking taking those first steps, listening for creaks, looking for cracks, and trying to feel if the ice is going to give way. I guess if hundreds of snowmobilers can ride on it, I should be able to walk on it. Posted by Picasa

On the lake

February 16, 2006

I’ve been meaning to take some pics of the house while standing on the ice. The weather has seemed cold enough that I thought it would hold me weight, so I ventured out while Maeve was napping. Posted by Picasa

Funniest Cheney shooting post yet…

February 14, 2006

From “The Daily Show”

Jon Stewart: “I’m joined now by our own vice-presidential firearms mishap analyst, Rob Corddry. Rob, obviously a very unfortunate situation. How is the vice president handling it?

Rob Corddry: “Jon, tonight the vice president is standing by his decision to shoot Harry Wittington. According to the best intelligence available, there were quail hidden in the brush. Everyone believed at the time there were quail in the brush.

“And while the quail turned out to be a 78-year-old man, even knowing that today, Mr. Cheney insists he still would have shot Mr. Whittington in the face. He believes the world is a better place for his spreading buckshot throughout the entire region of Mr. Whittington’s face.”

Jon Stewart: “But why, Rob? If he had known Mr. Whittington was not a bird, why would he still have shot him?”

Rob Corddry: “Jon, in a post-9-11 world, the American people expect their leaders to be decisive. To not have shot his friend in the face would have sent a message to the quail that America is weak.”

Jon Stewart: “That’s horrible.”

Rob Corddry: “Look, the mere fact that we’re even talking about how the vice president drives up with his rich friends in cars to shoot farm-raised wingless quail-tards is letting the quail know ‘how’ we’re hunting them. I’m sure right now those birds are laughing at us in that little ‘covey’ of theirs.

Jon Stewart: “I’m not sure birds can laugh, Rob.”

Rob Corddry: “Well, whatever it is they do … coo .. they’re cooing at us right now, Jon, because here we are talking openly about our plans to hunt them. Jig is up. Quails one, America zero.

Jon Stewart: “Okay, well, on a purely human level, is the vice president at least sorry?”

Rob Corddry: “Jon, what difference does it make? The bullets are already in this man’s face. Let’s move forward across party lines as a people … to get him some sort of mask.”

Grandpa get’s dizzy

February 14, 2006

Now Ella pushes Maeve and Grandpa around in the chair. Posted by Picasa