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Takin' the Blog for a Walk

Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.

Email Brien at howlinblog@yahoo.com.

Just for the Record

1) sound of music, Christmas, Guinness

I failed to mention, as reported in in February 5th's Waukesha Freeman, that carolers in Waukesha have officially broken the year old record to make it into the Guinness Book. As mentioned earlier, I was among the 1822 frozen singing souls downtown that cold November 22nd evening.

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don't forget to brush

Toyota

Some time ago I blogged about the family car of one year dying due to a water pump too expensive to replace. Happy to say I'm now behind the wheel of a new ride, but it wasn't easy nor without disappointment.

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at the last minute

politics

 Everything went swimmingly during 12 hours and 59 minutes of voting at the 8th District yesterday in the City of Waukesha at St. Mary's. We had a great crew of poll workers, two of which were in training, and a slow but steady stream of electors throughout the day. We never had a problem with the tabulator or people overvoting or mismarking their ballots.

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propane shortage?

full of hot air

A quarter million or so, mostly rural, homes in WI don't have access to natural gas and use propane for heat. The combination of pipeline issues, late crops needing drying, extended record low temps and propane exports lead to Governor Walker declaring a propane state of emergency here. So what do you do when you have a propane-dependent 25th anniversary festival benefiting a city and surrounding area during a propane emergency?   

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thanks a bunch

I'm going bananas. I recently blogged about purchasing a bunch of the world's largest bananas. I was thinking about all the different things I could do with them instead of just slice them up on my cereal, (and hope they wouldn't rot while I was busy making up my mind.)

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