With us in the last week of our time off from work, Liz and I have set out some house tasks to complete. Work was particularly busy for the both of us, in the last months of this year… and we’re trying to get back into a rhythm of working on the house, consistently, again.
It was a fun thing to revisit, stepping through our vacation and all the various places we went. We used a mixture of receipts, notes, blog posts, and regular old memory to try to revisit the whisky we’ve tried, the ones we’ve forgotten, and the ones that still stand out to this day.
Also – you can’t hear it, but I assure you there are sea shanties playing in the background.
My sister didn’t remember it at first, but she recognized this photo. She kept saying “Who is that?” but couldn’t quite place where she recognized him from.
As I played the video, she started to remember bits and pieces. And it was hilarious, watching her remember all the various characters from this film.
Liz spent a lot of time today, cleaning up hardware pieces. Using a newer approach, I think, of soaking things in vinegar and then using an SOS pad.
Checking out how the family photos (and the silly one in particular) turned out.
A view of the chaos, from above.
Liz, sharing some of the background on the bottles and the bottlers. I say this in all seriousness: I think she’s very close to being able to host her own (paid) tasting sessions.
Liz and I met up with at Katie and Tim’s lake house, where Julie and Bob were spending the weekend. We had a big afternoon of local breweries to visit, as part of Bob’s birthday celebration.
We were up early this morning, trying to head out before traffic gets bad. Snapped this photo of Kirt and Liz, taking a moment to lookout on the lake… one last time, before heading home.
Day trip today, over to Montague Tree Farms in search of an Xmas tree.
One place where I took a ton of photos: Cosmic Candy Company (aka Pentwater Popcorn).
A busy kitchen. And me, just standing off to the side, watching all the action take place. L to R it’s Liz, waiting on some ingredients, Kirt tending to the turkey and potatoes, Izzy prepping biscuits and rolling croissants, Anne checking the cupboards.
We’re spending Thanksgiving with the Holder family, up at their lakehouse in Whitehall. Liz and I ended up arriving a few days before everyone else, deciding to bring our laptops (and monitors) so that we could still work from home. Albeit from a new/different home.