A random assortment of things from my weekend:

I finally managed to snap a pic of the house with TWO clownshoes, one apparently an M (the blue one). This is the house that previously had a bmw 318-powered VW Vanagon and two VW Foxes. Now an Outback and these two gems.

The truck is still not put away because roads are too salty to drive it to its winter garage. I’m considering putting a plow on it (just for our own driveway) and I’ve been getting good use out of it. Pulling down some tricky trees near the house, and moving the last of our firewood after the wheelbarrow broke. Meanwhile, it might as well be festive (I do have some solar lights for it, if I get motivated enough).

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Put new snow tires / wheels on the Mini last week. It should be a capable little winter commuter. Road noise not bad with these Michelin x-ice xi3 (I think that’s right). I like the wheels too - and more importantly, my wife does.

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Then, totally OT I cut a worthless white pine from our sledding hill and the bottom was hollow, rotten from the inside. So naturally:

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And last - and probably least-car-related even including the burning log - a cool track we saw in the woods. Bobcat maybe? Not sure.

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for scale:

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and pattern:

The pattern looks cat-like to me; too small for a mountain lion but waaaay to big for a housecat. Too big for anything like a raccoon or porcupine. 6-year-old human tracks on the right. He was fascinated and followed these tracks for 20 minutes all through the woods.

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All in all, a pretty nice weekend for mid-December. Except it’s November.