Its been fun watching our son progress over the years with the xylophone that they call the bells these days. Why would you call a xylophone, bells who knows. The only reason to take his xylophone lessons for him is to learn how to read music. He started to play the piano now. At school during band they were helping trumpet players to figure out different trumpet mouthpiece sizes another thing I didn't realize that they were different sizes for different people.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Every day you go to the mailbox and everyday you have so much junk mail that by the end of the week if you roll it up just right and have a wood stove you can heat your house for a day during the winter in New York. So now, were running all the junk mail through the shredder and compress it in a bucket half full of water we flip the water over and let your shredded paper dry and have basically a block of burnable recyclable paper.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
When we built the new office addition I made sure I had enough closet space to store all my materials for the on-going days of billing paper work. Good thin my husband's a carpenter and I thank him much for the custom desk design. The one thing that my husband didn't do was the electrical and wouldn't you know it for some reason the electrician put in six canister lights instead of eight that was stated on the sheet. I didn't even noticed because I'm so busy until the ceiling was done. But with the help of littlite I will be all set at my working desk.
We thought it would be a nice day to take a drive to the Regional market. We got there at 9:30 a.m. and the place was packed. As we found one parking place and waited five minutes for the driver to back out another car zoomed in literally cutting us off. It was tough to control my husband from going after this man. Anyhow after that we found a place waiting for about another twenty minutes. Spend an hour looking at all the different beautiful hanging baskets we ended up picking out two hanging baskets and one small flowering tree for our garden in the front. It looked beautiful.
Monday, May 16, 2016
I never thought I would see the day when I could afford a M F's electric cello. The one that I learn to play I think came from my grandmother. I know my dad used to tell me stories of my grandmother being mad at my grandfather so she would go to the spare bedroom and play it loud even if it was the middle of the night. But after she came out of the room she had a big smile on her face. I guess it was her way of taking out her anxieties.
Since my husband joined up for the VehiCross facebook page he says its just like having a mechanic sitting next to you 24 hours a days 7 days a week. If we ever have a problem with the VehiCross all he has to do is post it in questions for help and no less than ten guys have an answer to your problem. What a great group of guys to join.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Over the years we've been to school concerts with our children. Our son seems to be able to play the keyboard by ear just by listening to the music he figures out what keys to play. The only problem with this is he can't open a music book and read the notes to play a song. So the simplest way for him to learn this is on his xylophone. The xylophone with the key letters written on it versus looking at a book and putting two and two together are working out fine not to mention the beautiful tones of the xylophone. Our school seems to contain a few rock prodigy in the making. I hope our son continues on that path.
Well winter has come to Central New York and there's not much of it. Usually we have at least four foot of snow by now. But we Only have about six inches not even enough to ride a snow mobile but a little too much to ride the two wheel drive ATV's that we have. So if its gonna snow and have winter lets get the snow or not have any at all.