Monday, August 31, 2009


Well, we tried to go away for a few days. We went to Orleans, MA. We left Saturday morning and came home Sunday evening. We were supposed to stay until Tuesday. Our 19 year old was supposed to help out and do our cleaning for us. DH had the feeling on Sunday that we needed to come home. No sooner were we all packed than my phone rang and 19 was telling me he had car problems. Oh, well. Maybe next time we can actually enjoy a couple of days away.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A rotten tree

Photographic evidence of the rotten tree that once stood right on the tree belt outside my home.
I have been calling the city about this tree for years.

This is a brand new stump, not one that has been sitting. Look at all the rot!

You can see in this photo how rotten the tree was all the way to the edge and in the center.

This shows how part of the trunk brok apart from the rest before the chainsaw even hit it. Half of the upper trunk had broken off. This is not clear enough to show the rot that was visible in person.
I am so relieved to have this tree down!
Since around 1994 I have made calls to the city about this tree. Since it was on the tree belt, I could do nothing about it except call. I am glad that my neighbor's home is now safer, and that the transformer is in less danger. In the long run, the removal of this tree will save my city money.
I will have a lot more morning sun in my home now.....maybe my winter heating bills will go down. I can hope anyway!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

A congressman with a conscience

I would love to have a Congressman like this one in Massachusetts! He quotes scripture and supports life! He does not kowtow to the "powers that be" in D.C.! We need to pray for him to persevere and for all other congressmen to see the light!

Monday, August 03, 2009

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Saturday, August 01, 2009

Talks given at the NECHC

The talks have been posted here. Please take a look at them and rate them. The sound quality is not the greatest (this was a learning process!), but the content is awesome.