Wednesday, January 09, 2008

We have wine!

On Friday Dec 7th we went to Vino's after work for a Champagne tasting. There was someone there selling raffle tickets at $5 ea for the Portland Rotary. The first prize was 60 bottles of wine (5 cases) so we bought 2 tickets. Two weeks later we get a call letting us know that one of our tickets was draw for the first place prize. We called Bruce (the owner of Vino's) and he put together a nice selection from his shop that we came over and picked up. Now we need to share with our friends.
Check out Vino's at and be sure to sign up for his newsletter which is a hoot!
You can also check out Bruce's blog about food and wine and other silly stuff at

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Nothing new

The Blog has been pretty quiet for the past 2 months. We had a nice thanksgiving and christmas. We stayed in town through all of the holidays but spent them at other peoples house so our place was pretty calm. We did the normal decorating both inside and outside. Nothing special just Calvin & Hobbes outside and the tree inside. We also put the Grim Reaper with the Scrooge tombstone back up in the yard too. I am still amazed at how many people stop by and take a picture of Calvin & Hobbes.

Gift giving this year was pretty simple as we try to simplify our lives a little and get used to me being self employed. We got each other both some stuff we wanted. Chris got some DVD's and I got some computer games.

I did get a book of Scott Poole's poetry which is very unlike me. But I do love his way with words and he may the only poet that I can actually relate to. The book is called "Hiding from Salesmen"

Dad's Sign

I made a sign for my Dad's shop he recently built. I gave it to him for christmas. I made it out of a single piece of hardward and all the carving with a router. Chris created the layout with some input from me. It turned out pretty good. I knew it was something he wouldn't do himself and he loves it so it worked out great.