How to Become a Connecticut Yankee

But, I do not intend to join King Arthur´s court.

Location: Connecticut, United States

Monday, July 27, 2009


We had a tornado come through town a couple of weeks back and we had two trees uprooted in our backyard one of which hit our house.

After clearing the brush off of the back porch we saw this minor damage and called the insurance company.
You can also see our Volvo on this picture.

I´ve already cut and split most of the tree that fell on the house. I´m leaving the trunk of it for now since it´s a Black Walnut and we might be able to sell it. There´s plenty of other trees on the property that simply broke and need to be cleaned up. It doesn´t look like we´re going to have to buy any firewood this winter.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cuteness with open eyes

This is the first decent picture of Siggi with his eyes open.
As you can see Siggi is not the only source of cuteness in this household.
Duncan is pretty cute too.

His cuteness Siggi

These are from about a week ago when we took Siggi out to register his birth. Since he wasn´t born at a hospital but at home we have to jump through all these hoops to register him.
There he is with his hat on.
Ready for his snowsuit.
This is the smallest you can get.
Ready to go but not so happy about it.

Friday, February 27, 2009

La Paloma 1/30/09

My first time playing since I moved here


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Siggi, The Valentines Day Baby

Our son Sigurður Hubert was born at 3.29 yesterday. 21" 54cm, 7lbs 12oz 3.5kg 14 merkur. Needless to say we´re very happy.

Friday, February 13, 2009


The belly is about 2" bigger now

Saturday, January 03, 2009

The Christmas Picture

I took this picture outside of our house on Christmas Eve morning.

Monday, December 29, 2008

It´s Pretty Warm in Here

Like so many others the oil prices were killing us and we weren´t even keeping our house that warm too. So we decided to get a wood stove. Now we set the Thermostat to 55 - 60 and the furnace barely ever kicks in. Best of all is that it´s warm in here.

Living Room Done For now

When gutting B´s room we had to take the new wiring through the living room to get it to the basement. So we opened one wall there and insulated it and added sockets to it since we were there.
Since I really had no idea what I was doing it took quite a while to get this up and done. It was painted and ready to go Tuesday night before Thanksgiving.

I really don´t like the traditional wood trim around windows so I went Scandinavian style on them. Now I have to go back to B´s room and finish that.