Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Our Chimney Sweep

We need to clean our chimney (a zero clearance stove pipe extending up our brick chimney) once a month. It involves getting in behind the wood stove and into the old fireplace opening, blindly removing the waste cap, and then brushing the chimney with our chimney brush.
Because I am not a flexible as I used to be (and possibly too rotund-but this hasn't been definitively determined) one of our boys graciously volunteers. The question around here is whether this is a before or after picture?
Oremus pro invicem!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rest in Peace

In the early hours of this morning, my bride's grandfather passed away. He was a WWII veteran, seeing action in the Atlantic on PT boats. More importantly he was a father and husband (60+ years), and grandfather. He died with rosary in hand.
We pray for the soul of Norman Hoyt and for the consolation of his family.
May the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.