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Addendum to “One Year Ago Today”

Of course I forgot to mention a few things that I like or are different from Boston. Here they are: There is a column in the Sunday paper written by the “Beer Baron.” He reviews new beers and breweries. It’s … Continue reading

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One year ago today

On August 30 one year ago today we officially began our Wisconsin life. The movers came, we registered the girls for school and we wondered what was next. It has been a year full of firsts, new experiences,¬†emotions, excitement, frustration, … Continue reading

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Trying new things

Even when you are new to an area you get stuck driving the same roads and going to the same places. Luckily we have friends and colleagues who invite us to events that are new to us and get us … Continue reading

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I Guess We Really Are in Tornado Alley!

When we went to bed last night there was quite a thunderstorm raging. We have noticed that storms here tend to be more intense and last longer than back East. The lightning seems brighter too, or maybe it’s just that … Continue reading

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Substituting is like a box of chocolates…

I did quite a bit of substitute teaching in the public schools in Massachusetts and started up in Wisconsin a few months ago. It was a bit of a process to get on the sub rolls here. In MA you … Continue reading

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Everything is new, sigh.

So it’s not actually all fun and good times here. It was a big move and there have been adjustments¬†for all of us. We miss many things about Massachusetts, but mostly the people. It gets tiring going to events where … Continue reading

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Music in the House!

Last Sunday we hosted a concert and party at our house. When we first looked at the house in July one of the things we loved about it was that it would be great for entertaining. It has an open … Continue reading

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The Frostiball!

Last weekend we attended the annual Frostiball put on by Downtown Madison Inc. We didn’t know much about it but had heard that it is THE social event of the year in Madison. Pictures online of last year’s event showed … Continue reading

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Eagle Viewing

I recently read that bald eagles spend part of the winter on the Wisconsin River, specifically in the area near Sauk City which is about 30 miles northwest of Madison. The river, a tributary of the Mississippi and the longest … Continue reading

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1 1/2 gallons of vinaigrette

I have started a temp job in the culinary department of Epic Systems, a large medical software company located in Verona. They have a really interesting campus with themed buildings such as outer space, dungeons and dragons, and the wild … Continue reading

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