Archive for January, 2008

Jan 22 2008

Visit to Haverford Pennsylvania

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Yesterday I dropped off Ananda in Haverford at her school after winter break. Because it was so cold and my trusty old Astro Van’s heater doesn’t work so well anymore, I decided to get a rental car on the way at the Hartsford-Springfield International Airport in Bradley Conncticut. Though I made reservations online the day before, Enterprise car rental was 2008-01-23-001.jpgnot able to supply us with a car. We got one at Budget a couple of blocks down the street even without a reservation and a fine one it was. The Chrysler 300 was all we were hoping for. Not only was it absolutly stylish but it felt like it was glued to the road and it was a great joy to drive.

We arrived in Haverford at 3:00 PM and unloaded the car. Then we went grocery shopping at Whole Foods and took a tour through the Haverford College campus. I noticed that the whole Haverford area is comprised of an eclectic mix of building styles. Very interesting.

On the way back I got stuck in traffic for at least 45 minutes at the George Washington bridge in New York City. The stretch I-91 between New Haven and Bradley had the least traffic of the entire day and it was almost relaxing driving the last part of the day.

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Jan 04 2008

Still in the Berkshires

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2008-01-04-001.jpg2008-01-04-002.jpgSo here I am still up north in the middle of the winter. Last Sunday I moved into an appartment next door that Hartmuth and I had fixed up so we could now work on the one that I have been staying in so far.

We did an expansive job on all the floors throughout the appartment and installed also wall tile in the bath. It came out really nice and I enjoy living in it very much.

2008-01-04-003.jpg2008-01-07-005.jpgMy last job for the winter in the Berkshires is dragging along (even with Carters friendly help) and I just started setting the first tiles.  There is still 3 baths, kitchen, laundry room and entry way to do. Ananda will arrive from California soon and agreed to help some with the tile work. Also Fiona started to help after Christmas.

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