Happy New Year!

We had a great New Years Day here. After a quiet morning with New Years Bread (no one got the coin), I ran the Lowell 1st 10K Run. Like last year, it was a clear and sunny day. Unlike last year, the temperature was in the low 50’s. I started out expecting colder temperatures, and dumped the running tights and gloves just before the start of the race. I took off my hat half-way through, and wished I had also dumped the long-sleeve base shirt as well. Saw a lot of people suffering under too many layers.


I took just over seven minutes off my 2009 time, and saw quite a few other TriFury people at the race as well.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, and have as much to be thankful for as do we. We were fortunate to host a good number of our relatives and friends Thursday. Joyce cooked and cleaned like crazy starting Tuesday evening, most all of Wednesday up to after 11 PM, and then was up again at 4 to put the bird in the oven.

With so much to do and so many coming to visit, I of course left early Thanksgiving morning to run the annual Feaster Five run in North Andover. I meet our cousin Michael at the starting line, and tried to locate cousins Chris and Kristin with no luck. It was a wonderful morning for the run, clear, sunny and not too cold. After the run, Mike and I both departed quickly to get back home. Although Joyce was under a lot of pressure and scrambling to get everything ready for the afternoon dinner, she was delighted to see me and hear that the run went well. That, and the roses helped too.

As we enter the holiday season, we wish you all health, happiness and the best of times with your family and friends.

Testing, Testing, Testing…

Slowly getting the new hard drive configured with the software we want and need, without all the clutter from extra programs loaded by the local shop. Also testing out Live Writer for keeping everyone up to date on what we are doing here.

Here are some pictures taken from the Webelos Craftsman Activity meeting last Thursday. They were taken with my cell phone camera (Thanks Chrissie!), and as you can see, they boys are all typical 9-10 year olds who will not hold still for a picture. Everyone had a good time.