Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the most brilliant books I've read lately. I loved the format (letters, rather that fluid story). I enjoyed the range of characters. I appreciated the characters' normal foibles and everyday problems. In combination with the format and the depth of characters, the setting of Guernsey during the war just completed the brilliancy. And now I have a new destination in my places-to-visit list.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

We've Made It

After a year and a half of work we've finally gotten our final appraisal done on the house, in other words, today marks the end of the official renovation of our house.  There are some small projects I'd like to tackle, but the majority of the work is all done.  Here are some photos I took before we did any interior renovations, and some photos I took today.  I'll take some exterior photos sometime soon and post them.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

October in Ten Photos

In which we travel, play with friends, garden, carve pumpkins and be rather bear-like.