This Space for Rent

Jan 26, 2024

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Red beans & Mite
It’s been a while since I last made red beans & mite.

Jan 22, 2024

Thor lounges

Behold the adorable floof!

Jan 19, 2024

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Dust Mite & ancient ornaments

The ornaments were made in New Jersey (in 1959 or 1960; as far as I know you can’t get American made blown glass baubles anymore). The Dust Mite, on the other hand, is an undocumented immigrant from 2005 or so.

Jan 12, 2024

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™


There were show flurries this afternoon (as part of the temperature crashing down into the low teens (around -9C; 16°F in imperial units) – more snow is expected to follow tomorrow, when the temperature’s gonna get down to -11C, which will be just grand for this particular patch of allegedly temperate land) and Dust Mite wanted to pose for a portrait in the snow.

Look carefully! There were actually a few snowflakes scattered around!

Jan 05, 2024

friday dust mite blogging™

A newly wrapped scratching post awaits the safety inspector’s verdict.

Jan 03, 2024

post holiday package returns

Post-holiday package returns

I may not be fit enough to take the GT up to Ripplebrook this month, but it can serve the equally important job of taking returns to the post office & UPS.

Jan 01, 2024

Chilly afternoon ride

Ob-"Gravel" photo

I took the Traditional Randonneuse out for a 10 mile loop this afternoon, and managed to successfully not freeze my fingers and toes off.

Holiday switcher

UP SW10 #96

Apparently ex-Union Pacific SW10 #96 was the motive power for this year’s Holiday Express (Polson Logging’s vest-pocket mikado #2) was on the other end of the train, but was running along with a clear stack, even when going upgrade.)


Obéir c'est trahir, Désobéir c'est servir