TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Latest life enrichment activity

This past week has been filled with excitement as the local community radio station held its fall pledge week. We waited with bated breath for people to call in and pledge so the station could make its pledge goals. Fortunately the week is now over so we can finally get some sleep at night. That was too much excitement for one week so we are going to take a short break to recover. In the mean time we will start looking for Flat Jay since he is hiding somewhere on us.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Life Enrichment Idea from Our Friends

This is another one of those times when our high-priced life enrichment consultant came out 2nd best . Even though we bought her book A Skinny Stout Girl's Guide to Life Enrichment we have not found anything to date to match having friends come over to make Norwegean Christmas relish (Jularelish in Norske).

Bubba the Banker arrives with the mountain of food for the Nowegean Chritsmas relish.  Posted by Picasa

Mrs. Bubba the Banker poses with Flat Jay.  Posted by Picasa

Bubba the Banker under the watchful eye of Mrs. Bubba the Banker grinds up the onions for the Norwegean Christmas relish.  Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 23, 2006


Flat Jay watching the fire in the masonry stove. For more information on this stove see: http://www.countrysidemag.com/issues/6_2005.htm#article1  Posted by Picasa

Flat Jay checking out the bake oven on the masonry stove. Posted by Picasa

Visiting red hat club members pose with Flat Jay for a picture. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 15, 2006


A couple of life enichment role models demonstrate proper use of the chairs in the reading nook. Posted by Picasa

Another suggestion from our Life Enrichment consultant was to watch some pumpkins grow.  Posted by Picasa

An international visitor has finally visited the TWWT house. Here she and another friend are seeing how well the bun warmer feature on the masonry stove works.  Posted by Picasa

Mrs TWWT opening her nice house warming gift of cheese spreaders while wondering how to hide them so Mr. TWWT does not use them to make peanut butter sandwiches. Picture wine is in lower right corner. (Thank you) Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 12, 2006

An Inconvient Ruse

In Al Gore's movie we learned (or so I've heard) how global warming is going to spoil the party. The American dream and lifestyle is history.
The snow we have been getting in early October is more proof that global warming is going to cool us off. This is the same as back when a general nuclear exchange in spite of creating lots of heat would lead to nuclear winter. How can global warming cool off the northwoods instead of allowing tropical gardens to flourish here? The answer is the ozone hole over the North Pole (this is the same hole Santa uses to enter the earth's atmosphere when he makes his rounds). What has been happening this fall is too much sunshine has been shining through the ozone hole and and heating up the air at the North Pole. We all know warm air expands so what happened was the warm air pushed the cold air normally living at the north pole outwards. This resulted in an early October snow storm in TWWT country. This stuff all makes perfect sense if you think about it in the left way. Happy Sledding!

More proof of global warming - Oct 12, 2006

Sunday, October 08, 2006


Life is getting wonderful again. This is a rough oak bowl 13" by 5". Since it is wrapped in newspaper we cannot watch it dry for a couple of months but after that we will dry it in open air and watch it age before final turning.  Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 02, 2006


We are being overwhelmed by millions of freeloaders seeking to move into our house. If you see one of these shoot it.  Posted by Picasa

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