Yikes! A short time ago I wrote the
New Photos Oct 2004. Amazing discovery!!!
While giving Milton a bath, we notice for the first time that...
...perhaps Millicent or Mildred would have been a more appropriate
name. We treat her more gently now, and buy her nicer things.
However, a recent trip to the Vet reveals
Milton is a Boy after all! (Just not very well hung, at least
compared to the late lamented Mortimer, who was comparatively
Equine!) Also things kinda get lost in all that fur... So now,
after months of gentle treatment, we've gotta go back to rough-housing.
Poor guy, he must be sooo confused..... .....sorry Milton!
The porch is almost finished. Compare
to Sept photos below.
New Photos Sept 2004: By the
way: most of the photos on this website were taken by the long-suffering
Margaret (Meg) Griffin.
Here's a Jam Session at Cousin Chris's
Annual Labour Day Corn Roast. That's me with my back to the camera.
Barely managed to get away at all this
summer, but we did manage a short trip to Cape Cod. In this shot,
the ocean, with setting sun, is behind us, giving the grass an
eerie orange glow. Also a just-risen moon and a cryptic Zen-like
sign which speaks silently.
(Although one of us suggested it might
once have once said "Unexploded Land Mines")
Although nothing could replace the
late Mortimer Weldon, we've lately been taking care of Milton,
a much hairier type of Pig. Here he is with my son, Alexander.
Al is the one with spex.
Here I am in the dying rays of the
sun, having just ripped up my old animation table with a crowbar,
an act which gave me great pleasure. That's the wreckage behind
The Porch. After patching the concrete
front porch 7 times in the last decade, we finally decided to
have it ripped up and replaced with a nice new wooden one.
Here's the way it looked before work
And here comes the wrecking crew...
This guy took three days to break up
the old porch with his jackhammer.. ...bet we're popular with
the neighbours now!
After 2 weeks, signs of progress. Messy
Margaret pulled rocks that were in
the front yard into the back yard to make a rock garden. She's
very proud of this one. It weighs as much as she does.