My "vacation" week ended today. I'd taken time off to complete my annual publishing project. It didn't get done. A mixed bag this week with good days and bad:
- Got called to work on an emergency when a primary server began malfunctioning.
- Didn't need to commute in bad weather but…
- Shoveled lots of snow.
- Installed updated publishing software (Adobe InDesign) which works great.
- Still struggling with publication layout due to lack of inspiration.
- Had nice days out with She Who Must Be Obeyed yesterday and today including a stop in Olmsted Falls and their shopping area full of restored/rehabbed historic buildings.
- Wrote my first DVD video review for posting on Amazon.com: National Geographic's Five Years on Mars.
- Tasha's skin disorder –severe itchiness about the head and neck– we thought resolved has relapsed. Depressing.
So back to the paying job tomorrow. The ice house photo came out well also further proving the new Canon "L" lens is of excellent quality.
I am sorry you did not get your project completed. Glad you had a few good days though. I love the ice house and am searching my mind to see if I have ever heard of an ice house before.
Sounds like you've been v busy! Love the photo. Cute little place!
It really is cute, isn't it. I'm not, however, certain of its origins or authenticity. It seems to me it's too small to be a true ice house. The block above the door with "ICE" carved into its face looks out of proportion to the rest of the place as do the door hinges. Still, it's cute and rustic and even picturesque… I like it. — JG
I was really feeling low when I wrote the post; as if the entire week had been a waste. It really wasn't bad. Just having our little cat experience suffering was a "downer." Ice houses? Back in the good old days, ice would be harvested (cut into blocks) from rivers, ponds, and lakes during the winter; those blocks were then stored packed in straw inside thick-walled buildings. With a sufficient mass of ice in a well-insulated facility, ice for refrigeration (as in home ice boxes) could be distributed into the warmer months. See Wikipedia article. — JG
Thanks, JamesG. That is very interesting about ice houses. I am hoping this week gets better for you!