Tuesday, December 26, 2000


Well, we're off.

Long periods of radio silence.

Life on the beach.

Gone for at least three weeks, maybe a month.

Will report back eventually.

Happy New Year, and have a good January.

Thursday, December 14, 2000


I'll send you one more.

I had to lie on my belly in the snow at nine degrees and wait for the train to come around to get these. It was fun.

Now we're working on finding and clearing the rest of the track to get both the trains back in operation.

Wednesday, December 13, 2000


Here it is, chugging its way through.

And to you smart-alecks who think I need to get a snow plow: I might. They make them. I don't know if they make sanding units for icy tracks. But we can plow right through nice light dry snow. In fact, you can even get snow throwing engines with a big fan on the front.



So here it is. The first dusting of snow on the tracks.

And single digit temperatures!

Sunday, December 3, 2000

Christmas lights

It's hard to take a good picture of christmas lights. If you let it get too dark outside, the picture just looks mostly black, and that's not really how it looks. Of course, if you take it while it's still light, it doesn't look right either.

I don't have it right yet, but here is the best picture I've been able to get of the house and yard so far.