Sunday, July 31, 2005

day 9; mile 001309

we have spent the last two days "technology-free". it hasn't been by choice necessarily, because there are no cell or wifi signals for several miles up here in the woods near montello, wisconsin.

the hubbard cottage is perfect in many ways. there is room to sleep as many as seven or eight comfortably. there is a beautiful, bright sunroom surrounded by windows on three sides. we have been enjoying sitting and looking out over the lake (and running down to swim in it).

christie's brother (jeff) and sister-in-law (anne) are here with their adorable daughter estelle, 4 months old tomorrow. christie's mom (nancy), christie, and nate have been locked in a fierce struggle for control of the scrabble board each evening. christie gets away with "missie" but we all know better in the end. nate tries to get away with "finn" but nancy challenges him and he has to take it back. tension is in the air for tonight's game III.

we're here until tuesday, most likely. nate has an interview in chicago on thursday or friday, so we'll probably head back to batavia (as home base) instead of traveling further north and west right away.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Nate!! You have to watch those "others" carefully with the Scrabble board!! A quick look at the past score sheets will tell you what's gone on before. Hmmmmmm. I think I once recall some hidden tiles that were found at the end of a game many years ago. Might want to keep a close eye on things.


7:22 AM  
Blogger nate said...

reading past score sheets, it seems that "n" was mostly the target of cheating accusations. it's been a fierce competition - last night i won with "remotion" for 68 points. when you get up here again, you can read the accounts for yourself. good luck with wedding plans - c and i are looking forward to the festivities.

7:48 AM  

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