Monday, February 9, 2015

Okay Tom Hanks, I am waiting for your call . . . and we did get outside a bit.

65 degrees in February!
What else can you do but get outside and enjoy it.
We can't complain, at least around here, about cabin fever to much this winter because it has just been so mild. But come on, if it's 65 degrees in February you have to get out, cabin fever or no.
And anyway, cabin fever to a loghead is something entirely different.

So.. . . both Sat. and Sunday we headed out to the cabin.
Get out the adventure toys and play on the trampoline.

But about now you are starting to wonder what any of this has to do with the title of this post; "Okay Tom Hanks, I am waiting for your call. . .."
One of daughters favorite movies right now is 'Kit Kittredge'.
(If you do not have a daughter into American Girl dolls, you may have to look it up).
In the stories, set in the 1940's, Kit wants to be a journalist, so there fore uses a typewriter from that era.

So while at the cabin daughter talks dad into getting down a couple of his old typewriters.

And that reminded me of my post of a couple of weeks ago about Tom Hanks and typewriters.
Here is daughter doing her best Kit Kittredge.

We do need to get the ribbons replaced.
Her she is with one of the 'lap-tops' of it's day portable typewriters.

The green box setting behind the typewriters is a portable desk used by the military. I think this one was Korean War era. The front opens and makes a working surface and has a couple of drawers.

A close up of the same one.

Then you also had to carry paper and any files you may need for where ever you were going.

And I can tell you, it weighs more than an IPAD.
Typing on the desk top model.

Keys were a little stiff and need a little oil, but for the most part it all worked just fine.

 Extra, extra! Do they do that anymore?
 In her 'office' at the cabin.

Of course we didn't spend the whole time typing.
What better place to work on a toy log cabin then in a real one.

And when done building. . . .

We took the little yellow canoe down the the creek for some whitewater fun.

She tried it bare footed at first, but the water and rocks were still cold.
Can you believe it's February!


  1. Lovely reflections, and I'd be so happy to get a call from Tom too, if only!

    1. Well, if he calls, I will pass on your number.