Thursday, January 2, 2014

A clean slate

The New Year entered quietly up here in Maine but that's not to say there hasn't been some excitement.  Over the last two weeks, we have had several nasty storms and another one bearing down on us again.  Rather early for such behavior.  Hope it's not an indicator of what is yet to come!

I spent part of my New Year's Eve day replacing my 2 year old MacBook Pro's hard drive with a new 1T SSD (solid state drive).  ~~ Oh my, what a difference.~~  It's like a brand new machine!

Happy New Year to me!

New Year's day brought a clearing 
and the sun kissed the frozen landscape.  

I was able to persuade The Professor to drive me around 
to capture some of the surrounding beauty.
He's such a good sport with my 'STOP HERE' and "BACK UP' commands.
Of course, one has to be careful as to not to scare
the bejesus out of the driver!

Of course all that driving 
on icy roads and zero temps ....

......required a stop in a popular restaurant in Camden.  
Cappy's Chowder House is so busy in the summer with tourists, 
we usually avoid it at that time.  
But in the winter ...  it's a great place for some
of their awesome clam chowder and hot biscuits.  

That's a wrap for now, my friends.
Just a quick hello and a big THANK YOU for all your
wonderful words and images throughout the year.

The snow is coming down more heavily now,
and the house feels cold.
I need to go put another log on the fire.

Here's to a happy, healthy and rewarding 2014
filled with many many
adventures and discoveries
for all of us!