Wednesday, October 7, 2009

These mule deer (and many others) have been munching on our 'backyard' pretty regularly.  Hopefully they're fattening up for winter.
[T-they walked right past our picture window the other day, and were sort of confused as to what was going on, but they were pretty sure we weren't trying to eat them]

Two nights ago, we made homemade refried beans for dinner.  For how simple they were (mashed up pinto beans with onions and a little spice), they were delicious.  We made burritos with some of the tortillas that my Grandma sent.
[T-they were sooooooooo gooooood!]

As yesterday was Tuesday, we did weather station maintenance with John.  It went well, and I think we're getting the hang of it!  Unfortunately, the bucket that collects rain/snow was totally frozen through and we had to wait for it to thaw before we could pour the water sample into a bottle.  In the meantime, John helped us to collect this

A freaking HUGE television.  It didn't look that big (okay, it looked big, but not THIS big) until we got it into the cabin and compared its size with our furniture.  It now takes up the entire wall where we used to have a bookshelf.  We watched some Gilmore Girls on it last night- just to test it out, of course- and it is great.  I'm still mildly alarmed by its size and feel like I should be watching sports on it or something (isn't that why people have big tvs?).
[T-it's got mundo glare problems during the day, but it works great at night!  Oh, and P.S. if anyone out there reading our blog lives near a Penzy's (hi mom!), we're going through spices faster than  anticipated, and if one felt like sending a package of fun things, some Penzy's spices would be great, especially fox point seasoning!]


Robert said...

You have that giant tv in one of the Cabins in Gothic? If so that is sweet!!

Anonymous said...

ok ok, hint taken. we're in grand rapids. love the hugeness of the tv
love you!

Trina S. said...

I would love it if you ccould email me the spices you use for your refried beans :) yummm