I seem to have lost track of the fact that my 8th blogiversary was last Friday, on Jan 31st. That's because Sitemeter is having issues and has stopped counting my visitors. Bah! In any case, I'm now in my 9th year of blogging and it is a wonder I still have anything to say.
By the way, thanks for all your supportive comments on the sample thing. I am, in fact, sending out two samples because I had promised to do so. But I also sent extra photos and from now on, a no-sample policy.
The weekend was pretty good. You may or may not know or care that Thomas A. Edison spent 2/3 or his professional life in West Orange, NJ. W.O's claim to fame is his laboratory, the Black Maria (pronounced Mariah) which was his movie studio, and his gorgeous home, Glenmont.
The Edison complex is now a national park and on Saturday I paid my first visit as an adult. I remember being at the lab on a school trip when I was probably about 10 and all I recall is a lot of old things and dust. The place was renovated and cleaned up, closed for a couple of years and now it is wonderful to visit.
The building on the right was Edison's lab and manufacturing facility and I have to admit it was pretty interesting to explore. Many of the things we take completely for granted were invented and made here.
Edison's house is in Llewellyn Park, a private community within West Orange. It's not far from the complex.
Honestly, more interesting than I would have thought -- quite fun!
Sunday took us to Brooklyn. Despite the dusting of snow yesterday, we cleaned off the car and headed to Prospect Heights to play with Miss Emma while her mother checked out the local real estate offerings. Dolls, puzzles, and here - doing collage. She will be 3 in a couple of weeks. Where did it go?
I went along to a couple of open houses and as we passed this parked car, I couldn't resist a photo of the windshield. Made me smile.