Wednesday, February 24, 2010

return of the normandy milkmaid

Great-grandpa Chester Loomis' Normandy Milkmaid (that I wrote about in my earlier post) is back up for sale on ebay, this time with a starting bid of $50,000! So, check under the couch cushions and in you car cup holder for some extra change, and we'll all chip in together....!

You can see the listing here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

cloud geek

So what could be more fun for a total cloud lover than to have your photo featured on the NECN weatherman's webpage? Next thing you know I'm going to turn into one of those people (you know who you are) who calls in the temperature and rainfall amounts and gets their name announced on the 6 PM forecast. Check out all the featured weather/sky photos here.

Bonus points to anyone (you might need to be local to Cape Cod/Barnstable to figure this out) who knows where this was taken.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

think spring

What a glorious day it was yesterday -- in the high 40s, with clear bright sun and wispy clouds. Went walking and exploring on two beaches, and came home to the first signs of spring in the garden.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

back from the ashes

I mentioned back in November that Yahoo had deleted my old homesickcure website, along with thousands of other sites hosted on the old Yahoo Geocities. Even though the site was old and I rarely updated it, it had a lot of family history, images and links that would take a lot of time to recreate, and I hadn't been diligent about backing up my work. (Or, to be more accurate, I hadn't backed it up at all.) So when the site was just deleted with no notice, it was pretty heart-wrenching.

Just recently when doing a search I discovered that there is this amazing person(s) who realized the value of the Geocities sites, and has been working to restore and recreate the Geocities pages, including mine. So, now that my old neglected site is accessible again, I'll get busy saving the information, expanding on the family history, and making it available in a new format. Stay tuned.