Category Archives: General

Christmas, Day Four

..or On the Fourth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: Running Water. Over at the Trailer Park: Joodles: Done diggin’. Lannie: Well, ding dang doodle, let’s get’s this sucker runnin’. Meanwhile over at Seaside Villa: Judith: That’s the last bit dug, dear. Lancelot: All right – let’s give it some juice. Lancelot: […]

Christmas, Day Three

..or On the Third Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: a deer little gift. Over at the Trailer Park: Lannie: What’s that you got there? Joodles: Deer head for yer man cave. Lannie: Whur’d ya git it? Joodles: Road kill. I decorated it up right nice and Christmassy. I made a bunch. […]

Christmas, Day Two

…or On The Second Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: man-cave/she-shed lights. Down at Florida Seaside Villa things were brightening up: Lancelot: Not bad. Not bad at all. Shouldn’t add too much to the power bill, should it Judith. Judith? Juuu-dith”  Judith: Aaah. That man-cave was the best idea I’ve had in […]

Christmas, Day One

…or On The First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…..a man-cave. Over at the Trailer Park “Oh yeah, most awesomest Christmas ever Sammy.” “I got me a man cave.” “Oh yeeeah , Tammy, it’s awesome. I got an totally spectacular she-shed.” Meanwhile over at Florida Seaside Villa: “Well Samuel, I would have […]

O Tannenbaum

…or It’s Gotta Have the Popcorn Momma. So the tree looked a little like it was harvested from the Grinch’s backyard outside Whoville. But I fluffed up the branches and straightened the trunk and replaced the decorations it came with. Needs more decorations. Needs popcorn. Really needs popcorn. So I set about stringing popcorn.   […]

A Visitor

….or Gopherus Polyphemus returns. Yep, he’s back.  Or, to be more accurate, still here. I’m the one who is back. At least I think he is a he if my internet-based analysis is correct. He’s pretty old too given his size and the state of his carapace. Aw shucks, I’m just showing off now – […]

Another Day, Another Boat 3

In Which I Gain a Transom. No silly, I haven’t been in Brooklyn all this time. I’m a little behind that’s all. No excuses, I’d just like to take you right back to August and the Wooden Boat School where I left off. It was Tuesday morning and we all installed our transoms. A pretty […]

Turkey Pardon 2018

The annual Parsons turkey pardon: © Judy Parsons 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

Of course I’m happy…….. ….. I get to celebrate two Thanksgivings. But not everyone is so happy: © Judy Parsons 2018

Another Day, Another Boat 2

..…or Today’s Costume: Boatbuilder. Day one at the Wooden Boat School. The night before, at the communal dining room, we were introduced to the instructors but today we get to meet them and our classmates. There are nine Tenderly Dinghies to be assembled to the point where they are safe for transport to good homes. […]