Spring, or Something Like it…

From my stand-up desk I can see that the traces of yesterday's 2+ inches of snow are already fading away like a bad dream. We learned the hard way that the crocus and tulip bulbs I planted last fall are a vole's favorite food. As a bonus lesson, I had mulched them with a nice … Continue reading Spring, or Something Like it…


Maine Maxims

Two plus months in Maine and there are some definite trends in differences we are noticing as we navigate around the state we now call home. Cash or CHECK?? - Yes, really. Square is for squares, apparently. It is more common for eateries and just about anyone else to happily take a check if you … Continue reading Maine Maxims

Friends at Forty(ish)?

Welp, here we are. Right smack between Mid-Coast and Down East Maine. Milestones have been made. Progress is happening on schedule. Questions have been answered. Ceremonial whoopie pies have been consumed. The journey, nay, the Amble, we started on 13 August 2015 has reached it's conclusion. We're just waiting for the final piece of the … Continue reading Friends at Forty(ish)?

“The last I heard…”

It started with Maria. When it comes right down to it, the whole business of Ambling Full Tilt, which gave way to the blog you are reading now, came about because my friend Maria sent me a link to a Craigslist ad her husband Patrick had found for a finished tiny house.  This sweet little home … Continue reading “The last I heard…”

Waiting For Asparagus and Living “As If”

This past Friday, I was lamenting the fickle, seemingly  mean-spirited nature of some people as I stepped along the top of a narrow concrete curb conversing with our realtor about the latest development in our land quest. We were discussing possible outcomes and the sellers' motives when I spotted some peculiar looking stalks in between … Continue reading Waiting For Asparagus and Living “As If”