As Hurricane (now Tropical Depression) Florence winds her way up the coast on her way to finally fizzling out, we are feeling the effects here in New England. Nowhere near what the Carolinas and Virginia experienced, but it is raining pretty darn good out there right now. It looks like this is what we will … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
Like most of the area, we had a doozy of a winter storm here yesteday. Snowed pretty much all day, with lots of wind and drifting. The official snow total here is 13.5", but I think we got a bit more up here on the hill. The dog was rather unhappy about the whole affair. … Continue reading Monday Musings: We Got Snow!
We cooked at the New England Regional Chili Cook Off on Saturday. It was in Somers, CT, where we have been many times for chili cook offs. Of course, most of the time over the past four years, we have been there in the judging area, either as Chief Judge and Scorekeeper, or helping those … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili, Competing Again, and Recovery
And if April showers do bring May flowers, our allergies ought to be out of control this month! But, really, I am ready for some nice Spring weather. It's been gray and cloudy far too much so far, and Sunday was no exception. It started nice, but then the clouds rolled in, it rained a … Continue reading Monday Musings: It’s May, It’s May!
We were away again on Friday and Saturday. We went to Hartford, CT to run the judging at a new chili cook off at the Gengras Harley Davidson dealership. It was hot and humid, and they set us up a tent with sides on a grassy area behind the cooks' tents. The sides were good … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili, Again, Hartford Friday Night, and More Dog Stuff
Could someone please remind me why I wanted a puppy? I am kidding. Sort of. I mean, he is stinkin' cute, but boy, oh, boy, is he ever a puppy. There are times when all you hear in the house is: Lambeau, No! Lambeau, Off! Bad Dog! He is not really a terrible dog. He … Continue reading Monday Musings: Puppy In The House, Piano Tuning, and the Chili Cookoff I May Regret
We were away again this weekend. Well, just Friday night. We were running the judging area at the ARF/DARE cook off in Woodbury, CT. It benefited the Animal Rescue Fund and the police department's DARE program. It's a new cook off, so it was listed as a District, but we got our 20 cooks, so … Continue reading Monday Musings: Traveling, Perks, and Chili Recipes