As most of you know, this blog is a labor of love. But sometimes love requires nourishment. So I have put up an Amazon search box in the right-hand column.

Here’s the deal: I get a small referral fee (normally 4%) for anything you buy during your shopping session after you’ve clicked through on the search box. It could be books, electronics, clothing, Hungarian paprika, you name it. The purchase can be either directly from Amazon or from a third party.

It costs you nothing, it may help cover my TypePad and Internet expenses. So if you’re planning to shop on Amazon, why not start here?

And here is a picture of the mountain of snow that was piled up with great difficulty from the long, curvy, and steep driveway. To give you an idea of the size of the mountain and the amount of snow, the shed behind is about ten feet tall.


It is quite clear that I will not go anywhere for a while.