Monday, December 28, 2009


Barbara's dad, Dennis.

Christmas day was a lot more calmer, but I did drive up to Boston and back, twice, to pick up and drop off my mother.

Christmas Eve

My mother opening gifts.

My sister Mary and her husband Tom.

My sister Nancy and her husband Maury discussing strategy during the Yankee swap.

I stopped over briefly at Barbara's fathers house before I headed up to Lowell to my nieces house. I didn't get home until 11:45 that night. I was zapped from all the driving.

Tiffany's Snowman Cakes

Tiffany went into a baking frenzy right before Christmas and made two snowman cakes and a killer cheesecake.

Snow Storm

These photo's were taken two days after the storm.

This storm came the evening of the 19th and we ended up with almost 2 feet of snow. Luckily it was the light stuff so the plowing and shoveling wasn't too bad.

Early Christmas

Jay and Jennifer.
Brandi and Thomas with Bella looking for scraps.

Having a large family makes it difficult for all of us to get together during the holidays. My son Thomas was heading to Virgina with Brandi so they could be with her family on Christmas and my daughter Jennifer was going to be with Jay's family on Christmas. So we got together on the 19th to exchange gifts at Barbara's house.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Time To Bake The Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate chip, yummy.
Bella keeping warm by the fire.

Tiffany and I started baking Christmas cookies last night. Damn, they tasted good!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

American Legion Post 79 Christmas Dinner

Last night was the Fierlit-Korzen Post 79 Christmas party. It was held at the Vineyard in South Attleboro. The food was great and it's always nice to spend some time with our older veterans.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

After Work Loop

A lot of flooding from all the rain we've had.

My plan to do 20 miles last night didn't pan out. My legs felt lousy so I broke it off at 10 miles.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Patriots Win 20-10

Kelly and Tiffany.
Tim and Mike.

Barbara and I.

The chearleaders were in their festive garb.

I don't think we'll be hanging one of these this year.

There's always one nut case that takes his clothes off for the game.

We went to the Pats game yesterday and had a great time. It wasn't one of their better games but at least they won.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Storms A Brewing

We're being hit by this right now. Don't know how much snow we'll get before it turns to rain.

After Work Loop

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. NOT!

Lots of Christmas displays out there.

What a great night for a ride, there was no wind to deal with for once. It was 38 degree's when I started and 29 degree's when I finished, 20.5 miles later. I didn't feel the cold at all, so I was surprised to see how much the temp. fell. I also got a chance to try out my new rear tail lights. They got a lot of attention from cars going by me, which is the idea.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Earliest Sunset

Today is the earliest sunset of the year, 4:15pm. After today our sunsets will be getting later and later.

Monday, December 7, 2009

After Work Loop

Homestead Ave.
Woodland Ave.

Fairfield St.

Ash St.

I got another quick ride in after work Friday. I got 10 miles in and made it back just in time before my headlight battery went dead. I hadn't charged it all week.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Check out this short video of young girls in Darlington,United Kingdom. They talk about the stigma of riding a bicycle and how they changed their attitudes with the help of and organization in the UK.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

After Work Loop

This is one of those whole house wood boilers that are popping up around the area.
Jacob St.

Ledge Rd.

Pine St.

Nice display on Agricultural Ave.

Ash St. 911 call.

I got in a little longer ride last night.My legs were feeling better and it was warmer out. I ended up with 15.5 miles for the night.