Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas 2012

The whole family was here for Christmas, and we had a wonderful time.

Monday, December 17, 2012

New Kitchen

A few pictures of our recent kitchen re-do, first a before and then three after shots.  This took from early October until early December.  The only thing left is painting the sashes on the new windows; they were installed after everything else was done.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas is Coming

Our tree:

Christmas Concert at Trinity UMC this afternoon:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Classical Holiday 2012

CL sold her "Quilts and More" at the Classical Condominiums again this year.  Here are a few shots from close-up to a wide-angle panorama, showing the public lobby and atrium, which was originally the auditorium when Classical was a high school.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Copper Kettle

Across the street from Jesse and Aurora's house is the Copper Kettle Brewing Company.  For an early Christmas present, Jesse gave me half a batch of my choice of beer.  We brewed it together, and he'll deliver my half when he comes out here for Christmas.  The total yield will be 5 cases (12 bottles per case) of 22 ounce bottles.

The process was simple.  I picked one of the options available (I'm on a Boatmeal Stout), and

we followed all the steps in the provided recipe.  Help was available throughout the process.

It will age for about three weeks at the brewery, and then Jesse will bottle it.  We get to design our own labels, but we haven't yet.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday with Angstrom

Pittsburgh Farmers' Market

Yesterday we got up bright and early while it was still cold and went to the Farmers' Market on the Strip in Pittsburgh.