Friday, October 31, 2008

I voted today. I did have to wait in line for 2 hours to do it, which did suck. But I must say it was so wonderful to see people so excited to vote. The last presidential election there was so few people at the polls. THis time, even with early voting here in Florida, it was so busy.

So c'mon everyone, get off your asses and go vote!

*unless you're voting Mccain, then feel free to stay home and skip it ;P And remember, if you live in Florida, vote NO on 2 and if you live in California, vote NO on 8.

Friday, October 24, 2008

I gave in to the peer pressure. Finally joined facebook.

Sandy Hutchins's Facebook profile

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hello everyone!

Not much going on here. Been busy working. Also, I have started walking to and from work. So, hopefully by the time I turn 30 (6weeks!) I will be in better shape.

Hubby is loving his new job. He had to fly home to New Hampshire this weekend for the funeral and he said he was actually looknig foward to going back top work. Says alot considering when we were on tour we usually dreaded having to go to work.

I am busy working on the condo. Trying to figure out what we need still. Still trying to figure out what color to paint the second bedroom and bathroom. I'm leaning toward either a slate blue or a pale yellow. Not sure yet.

Guess thats all for now. Hopefully we will make it to Rachel's Halloween Party but not sure about my work schedule yet. No costumes either. We may just be lame and wear our costumes from last year.

Still selling vintage stuff. CHeck it out! I'll be listing new stuff every couple days. I have way to much stuff in my closet.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

DEERFIELD - Kenneth Hutchins, 64, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association Hospice House, following a lengthy illness.

He was born June 15, 1944, in Fall River, Mass., the son of Eric and Ruby (Wilde) Hutchins.

Prior to his retirement, he was a tool design engineer for General Electric.

He was a member of the U.S.S. Constitution Model Shipwright Guild, Mystic Seaport Connecticut, Wooden Boat Forum, New England Sled Dog Club, Yankee IngenuiTies, Granite State Model Ts, Granite State Antique Auto Club, the Elfun's and Manchester Archers. He was an avid deer hunter and was featured twice on New Hampshire Chronicle as the Deerfield boat builder.

Surviving family members include his wife, Shirley (Hargreaves) Hutchins of Deerfield; two sons, William K. Hutchins of Surfer's Paradise, Queensland, Australia, and Nathan E. Hutchins of Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Jennifer R. Hutchins of Deerfield; one brother, John E. Hutchins of North Attleboro, Mass.; and one sister, Wilma H. O'Dell of Concord.

Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 4 to 8 p.m. at Maiden-Petrin Funeral Home, Four Corners, Candia, Corner of Routes 43 and 27.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at noon in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Development and Major Gifts, Attn: Amy Fontanella, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston 02114. Checks should be made out to Massachusetts General Hospital, Pappas Center Research, or to CRVNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St., Concord 03301.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

***This post is in memory of Ken, my father-in-law.***

Death of the Old Sea King
Frances Ellen Watkins

'Twas a fearful night -- the tempest raved
With loud and wrathful pride,
The storm-king harnessed his lightning steeds,
And rode on the raging tide.

The sea-king lay on his bed of death,
Pale mourners around him bent;
They knew the wild and fitful life
Of their chief was almost spent.

His ear was growing dull in death
When the angry storm he heard,
The sluggish blood in the old man's veins
With sudden vigor stirred.

"I hear them call," cried the dying man,
His eyes grew full of light;
"Now bring me here my warrior robes,
My sword and armor bright.

"In the tempest's lull I heard a voice,
I knew 'twas Odin's call.
The Valkyrs are gathering round my bed
To lead me unto his hall.

"Bear me unto my noblest ship,
Light up a funeral pyre;
I'll walk to the palace of the braves
Through a path of flame and fire."

Oh! wild and bright was the stormy light
That flashed from the old man's eye,
As they bore him from the couch of death
To his battle-ship to die,

And lit with many a mournful torch
The sea-king's dying bed,
And like a banner fair and bright
The flames around him spread.

But they heard no cry of anguish
Break through that fiery wall,
With rigid brow and silent lips
He was seeking Odin's hall.

Through a path of fearful splendor,
While strong men held their breath,
The brave old man went boldly forth
And calmly talked with death.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

We have too much stuff. So Nate is selling some car stuff on ebay, and I am selling some of my vintage hats on Etsy. Check it out at

Buy Handmade

Monday, October 06, 2008

Not much going on here. We took the dogs to the dog park, they had a blast, like always.

Doggie pics!

Since we are still unpacking, Nani loves playing in the newspapers.

Caesar loves the porch. He takes a nap there almost everyday.

Caesar's "Batcave" under the stairs.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Hubby and I watched the debate. Wow, I think if anything ever happened and Palin became prez, I would move to Canada.