Author Archives: verbalobe

Mt. Holyoke Range

By Patricia Van Pelt Guest post, first published in The Lathrop Nor’Easter, Summer 2017. “It was reported that the SAT (standardized college admissions test) was to remove unfamiliar and unused words” Each morning I walk up to the St. Mary cemetery and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments

Father’s Day 2016

Had a first visit here at Three Bunny Farm from my eldest, her husband, and her 11-month-old boy. We’d been thinking about this day for many months, and it was everything we could have hoped. Eleven months is pretty young … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments

8,760 Hours

Happy Adventureversary, indeed. A year after first seeing the house, almost halfway through our first winter here. A winter that began with an evacuation — “race for the hills! no, leave the goldfish!” — our mad dash out of a … Continue reading

Posted in Maine | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments

Whistle While You Work, Really: a Small Update

(Cross-posted) It should be clear by now that we are marching to our own drumbeat. We are the drummers. At a certain point, you stop worrying about whether you “should” unpack books before spackling or “should” play scrabble when there’s … Continue reading

Posted in Maine | Tagged , , , , , | Comments

Path

On the verge of a Rehabbin’ Cabin epiphany. While working on the steps from the back door, I had a distinct thought: this is not me. Meaning: as much as I’ve enjoyed the renovation — and I do particularly enjoy … Continue reading

Posted in Maine | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments

Winter’s Eve

Unofficially, we’re in the house and out of the camper. Notably, we emptied the storage ‘pods’ (U-Boxes) and they’re getting picked up on Tuesday. And my dad might visit Thursday! But one of the driving forces behind the latest moves … Continue reading

Posted in Maine | Tagged , , , | Comments

Hi, Amelia!

We love you, we really do. It is such great fun to know that people near and far, connected through curious and curiouser ways, are following our travails and wishing us well. It’s Been Two Weeks When last we met, … Continue reading

Posted in Maine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments

Does Whatever a Siding-Man Can

Exit Tim, enter Mark… Mark, often referred to in these pages, is a good friend of Marsh’s sister and a pro builder. He did the original inspection on this house, gave us our first prioritized direction for starting the rehab, … Continue reading

Posted in Maine | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments

The Tim Dynasty

Brother-in-law Tim returned to us on Friday and is still here on Monday night. That’s devotion (or insanity). But with great gratitude I tried very hard to let him do the high stuff so I wouldn’t reinjure my shoulder. We … Continue reading

Posted in Maine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments

So… Where Were We?

Oh yes… when last we met, this was the imminent to-do list. It has been slaughtered. Demolished. It is an ex-to-do list. It is pining for the to-do list fjords. close up all remaining gaps and fissures (mostly between main … Continue reading

Posted in Maine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments