Monday, March 22, 2010

Weekend Highlights

We had a kooky weekend which involved lighting a bonfire that had been gathering brush and burnables all last year. Surprisingly it lit on the first match without any accelerant needed. Luckily I was already at the front door with two full buckets of water when Richard ran in yelling, "Water!" We managed to keep the fire under control as it was burning on the lowest part of the lawn and was surrounded with bits of snow and about 6" of water in spots.


After three hours of burning, there wasn't much left of the brush pile. Or the shirts Richard and I were wearing either. On closer examination, both of our tops had burn holes in them.


Meanwhile down the road in Alexandria, they were trying to get out the vote for Hockeyville by giving away free french fries all weekend at Gaetan's Chipstand.


When we arrived there on Sunday afternoon, it was blustery and snowing lightly but they were still hard at the voting on two laptop computers under a tent. We find out on Saturday night if Alexandria will be in the final five to be chosen as Hockeyville.

4 comments:

Marcia said...

Come on, baby light my fire!

Paula from Amen Corners said...

Hope Alexandria wins! Glad you kept the fire under control. I love the smell of outdoor fires! You're invited, along with all your blogging friends to link up with Amen Corners this weekend for our inaugural Picture Perfect Weekends event. A great opportunity to connect with other bloggers!

http://amencorners.blogspot.com/

Marcia said...

Or... Burn baby burn, disco inferno..

Jack D'Mestiere said...

I won't mention The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. A little older than most of your readers. Wait, SENIOR MOMENT, I just did mention The Crazy World of Arthur Brown...

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