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11 November 2009

November

So far this year, November has been way better than October in the weather department.  It's a little hard to believe that Thanksgiving is in a couple of weeks and that Christmas is comin'.  I know that Christmas is comin' because commercials don't lie and my mailbox is filling with catalogs.  'Tis the season.

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We walked down and traipsed through the abandoned and deteriorating cabins at the old Hiawatha Resort. 


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I stopped at a gas station in Wausau on my way up north on Friday -- a terrific Mom & Pop place that's definitely on my list.  It's nice to know where the good ones (i.e., clean bathrooms) are.  I found another on the way home -- looking for the first, but being distracted as well as having picked the wrong exit -- it's nice to know there are two!  Anyway, on the way up I bought some water and a Diet Coke and a bag of nut clusters because I was a little hungry.  I went out to my car and smartly decided to open the bag of nuts while still parked rather than wrestling with it while driving.  I pulled and pulled and pulled and could NOT get that bag open -- at all, I couldn't break that seal even one little bit!  This has been happening more and more with all sorts of sealed packaging -- or it opens, but splits WIDE open or spills or splatters.  Ugh.  I am strong as an ox, but I don't have a grip anymore!  I think I'll get a little scissors -- maybe foldable -- to carry with me all the time.  I actually went back inside and asked to have the bag cut open.

Comments

Even if a place wasn't great your pictures would make it look fabulous. I can't tell you how often I hand something to Smith to open...but the mini-Swiss Army Knife on my key-chain is handy when he's not around.

Those are great picture!

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I hate it when packaging won't open! Do they put Kevlar in it? Or what? Lovely photos. So peaceful.

I second Margene's comment about the mini-Swiss Army knife! One lives in my jeans pocket all the time and it's got a knife blade, a screwdriver/file and an extremely sharp pair of little scissors.

I carry one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-64010103K-Micra-Multitool/dp/B0007UQ1B0/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1257994552&sr=8-12

It is a mini-Leatherman, similar to a mini Swiss army knife but not as colorful. Many are the yarn ends I have snipped with the scissors when I had my knitting but not my knitting bag.

WOW! I just stumbled upon your blog. What a lovely place you have created...very lovely...I'll be back for more.

LOVE your photos!

Ooooh. I love the fishing pole photo. They're all great but that's my fave.

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