Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday pics and a job!

 Yesterday I went up to the Rockland Breakwater* again, this time with my son.

from June 2011 - a cloudy rainy day


from June 2013 - a gorgeous evening...

It was a perfect summer day: no clouds, temps in the low 80s, and a nice breeze coming off the ocean. The first thing we saw were these planes all coming from (I assume) Owl's Head Transportation Museum, which is just across the harbor.



That was pretty cool and then, for my son's enjoyment (he's the birder if you remember) we saw this guy and a few of his friends, the Least Sandpiper.

He's kinda hard to see here, sorry...

Pretty markings, eh?

Meanwhile, I finally got a job at a survey company after 8 long months of searching. It's part time to start but will work into almost full. Last week was my first week and you may have noticed I wasn't around much. I apologize for that but it's going to take me a while to get back into the routine of writing, blogging, AND working. I may be doing a lot of visiting/commenting on the weekends and Friday (my extra day off) until I figure out how to manage my time again!

What have you been doing? Go anywhere this weekend? See anything?


* Between 1881 and 1899, a granite breakwater, 4,300 feet long (7/8 of a mile), was built to help protect the harbor. Approximately 700,000 tons of granite was used for the project, which cost more than three quarters of a million dollars. As the work progressed, a small moveable beacon was moved farther out each time the breakwater was extended. The light was relocated four times between 1888 and 1895. The actual lighthouse was completed in the fall of 1902 and went into service that October.

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the job! You'll manage to fit it all in again. It will just take practice.
    Great photos - really dig the lighthouse.

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  2. Congrats on the job, Marcy! So excited for you. And can totally relate since I'll be laid off next year and will be job searching too. And you'll get back in the swing of it all.

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  3. congrats on the job!And that lighthouse building is lovely

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  4. Yay! Congrats on the job! And thanks for the pics. I saw my first lighthouse in the wild this summer in Canada. Yeah, we don't have a lot of those here in Colorado, so I got a little excited. :P

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  5. Congrats on the job!!!!!

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  6. Congratulations on the job! And what beautiful pictures. I NEED to go visit Maine. :)

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  7. Woohoo! Congrats on the new gig. Very very cool.

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  8. Congrats on the job after such a long search.

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  9. Lovely pictures and an interesting story of the lighthouse.

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  10. Congratulations on your new job!!

    I love to watch birds on the beach. And the sea...beautiful!

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  11. Nice!

    Congrats on the new job and I hope it works out well for you. Great pics, too, by the way :)

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  12. Congrats on the job. We'll hold your seat open for you until you have time to come by and visit. No worries.

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  13. Congrats on the new job! I'm very happy for you, Marcy. If all you can do is blog on weekends, that'll have to do. Sometimes that's how I end up doing it, too. :)

    -Jimmy

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  14. Gorgeous pictures! How blue is that water?! Congrats on your new job.

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  15. Beautiful pictures!! Thank you for sharing (I really love pictures!!) And congratulations on the job!! GO YOU!!

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  16. Congrats on the job!

    That is really fabulous news!

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  17. Congratulations on finding a job! Love the pictures!!

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  18. Congratulations and Mazel Tov!

    And the pictures are gorgeous - so nice to look at them, and imagine being inside all of that beautiful water and weather. Thanks for the vicarious vacation :)

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  19. Congrats on your new job! That's fantastic news! Your pics are beautiful - they made me feel so calm and peaceful. :-)

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  20. Congratulations on the new job! Awesome! Love your pictures. I had a pretty quiet weekend, but while barbecuing dinner one evening, I saw a hummingbird come sup on our giant sunflowers about five feet from me. Amazing little animals.

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  21. Congrats on the job. I gave up looking and just allowed myself to write. Now I may have something in the works that will be part time, which is exactly what I want.

    What am I doing this weekend? Celebrating my birth by going to see Kick Ass 2. Ha!

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  22. Great photos, and way to go on the job! Finding balance is tough; I'm back to work this week, and the only thing I want to do when I get home is SLEEP. We spent a week on Sebec Lake this summer -- we always enjoy our time in Maine.

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  23. Wow, great pictures, and congratulations on the job!

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