Merriman Farm

Merriman Farm
8.75 Acres + House and Barn

Davis Road, Harpswell, Maine

Davis Road, Harpswell, Maine
Summers on Harpswell Sound

Kell, Jon and Chris

Kell, Jon and Chris
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Nan and Bobby at Cook's

Nan and Bobby at Cook's
Christmas - 2011

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Winter Blahs

We had about six inches of snow yesterday. I'm sure everyone up north of us is happy with new snow on the trails.

Newburyport was a picture book driving to physical therapy. I have to remember to take my camera with me now that I found my battery charger. I am still finding lost things from the window installation fiasco.

We have a very mean neighbor who hates our dogs, hates us and hates herself. Life is too short. Susan, the manager and Marilyn, the owner will take care of her. She will find herself out in the snow if she doesn't knock it off.

I found an article I had saved written by a guy in California. He was a writer for the Los Angeles Times and got caught up in the recession. He was homeless for about seven years. He finally got into senior housing. Apparently they isn't much available in California and the waiting list is very long. It was a very touching story and had a lot to do with our decision to "move on".

I remind myself every day how lucky we are to have a roof over our heads and food on the table.

We are anxious for spring.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hump Day

Hi Everyone,

Big snowstorm today although we are only supposed to get about four inches. We might not have to move our cars to the municipal lot if they don't have to plow.

Physical Therapy is going well. I surprised myself by walking up four flights of stairs. A benefit from the hernia repair.

I bought the cookbook "Recipes for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery". I think it's the only cookbook out there for WLS people. It's quite good and I am discovering ingredients like "Polenta".

Snoopie and Gator are anxious for spring. As soon as it gets a little warmer, we will start taking them with us on our afternoon jaunts.

This is a good day to start a project. I've been framing all the nice pictures we received at Christmas. Guess I can finish that up.

Hunker down by the fire and stay warm.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday News

We are meeting my son Chris today for an early dinner.

It seems that Windham is a half way point for both of us and it's a beautiful, crisp day.

I finally started physical therapy on Friday.

The clothes I have left that fit me are not suitable for the treatments. So, off we went to the Dress Barn where I had a gift certificate from Christmas. Found pants and a top that fit for now. I would say it's been at least thirty years since I bought "work-out" clothes.

The PT guys says he can get me in shape so that I won't need back surgery. That's a strong statement, so we'll see how it goes.

We are still looking for someone to play cards with. I heard through the grapevine that people in Haverhill plays 45's. There must be a lot of Canadian descendants there. I'll follow up that lead.

Friday night we should go to temple over in Haverhill. That's a good place to start. That's the only "reformed" temple we could find in the area.

Monday is "fill" day at Lahey. The weather report looks good. Wonder how I'll feel. Will keep you posted.

The cooking is getting wearisome. I think I am going to have to start putting together meals in the morning. By 5:00 PM I would just as soon starve. Today we eat out. Horrah!

The library is open here on Sunday, 1 - 5 PM. Good place to read the papers, then you don't have them laying around to throw out.

Guess it's time to start the day. Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February - Yeah!

It's always a relief when February rolls around. January means recovery - from the holidays - from moving and from surgery.

We ended up with "stuff" we don't need. I am trying to weed out. The easy part is that if we put anything on the library table, it will disappear. Someone can always use your gidget, gadget or gismo.

We had another volunteer meeting at the Firehouse last night. Met another really nice couple from Rochester. Since Marv has a son in Rochester, there was lots to talk about. Marv volunteered to usher for The Vagina Monologues. That should be interesting. I am going to limit my volunteering to office work until after my back surgery.

Didn't make it to Kennebunk due to the weather. Something to look forward to for February.

I am studying cookbooks looking for recipes for fish which seems to agree with me more than any other protein. I think I'll be using the food chopper a lot. My first "fill" isn't until next week, so I have no idea what to expect.

I have discovered my kitchen is too small to cook in.

Lots of cleaning to do today as the management is inspecting the window installation. I still haven't recovered from that fiasco.

We hope to get lots of visits this summer so put us on your calendar. We love seeing all our old friends.