Archive for December, 2007

It is Christmas season and we have basically been staying close to home and taking it easy.  We did visit with my parents and my brother’s family on Boxing Day. Wanda had to put some Christmas shifts in at the Crafters Hand and Patrick has been putting in extra hours working at the Library. The […]

In The Cold


It was recently down to -35 C and we really missed our thermostat.  I discovered back at the beginning of November that the Honeywell T4600 electric baseboard heater thermostat that we had been using for several years to run 3,000 watts of baseboards had been rerated to a maximum of 2,500 watts. They have been […]

Half-Way Tree


There is a book I plan on getting through interlibrary loan: “Against The Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked civilization” by Richard Manning. The book points out that with the advent of agriculture, civilization created a concentration of power that was unthinkable in nomadic societies. This agricultural concentration resulted in the social ills – slavery, poverty […]