Thursday, December 26, 2019

Annual Video and Puzzle for 2019

Our annual video and puzzle is available now. Simply solve the puzzle to get the password. Click on this link to the annual video and type the password to see what we have been up to in 2019.

Feel free to add a comment below to let us know that you successfully figured it out (without giving away the answer to others). We are always looking for new ideas for next year's Christmas puzzle, so submit those too.

For those that might still be struggling, there is an answer key, but please only click on that as a last resort.


  1. Another great Christmas video, Blaine. You have a true gift. Thanks for sharing the activities of your wonderful, beautiful and talented family with us every year.
    As I watched the Father's Day leg of your yearlong journey I could not help but think that you and all members of you extended family are true stAARRGHs!


    1. My wife was sewing for several days before the pirate festival and wouldn't let on what she was doing. The day was a complete surprise.

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    1. Christmas puzzle idea: a favorite poem for this season of the year is Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods On a Snowy Evening” – see text of poem here:

      Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here

      To watch his woods fill up with snow.

      My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near

      Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

      He gives his harness bells a shake

      To ask if there is some mistake.

      The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
      The woods are lovely, dark and deep.

      But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

      Now get out your guitars and ukuleles because this poem can be sung!

      Find one or more songs which will “fit” to the text of the first half and then the second half of the poem.

  3. Answers to the Robert Frost puzzle:
    There are at least 3 sets of musical "fits":
    Hernando's Hideaway -- first half of poem
    The Silver Dollar song (college folk song) -- second half of poem
    Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams) -- first half of poem
    When My Baby Smiles at Me (Ted Lewis) -- second half of poem
    Wabash Blues -- first half of poem
    Runnin' Wild -- second half of poem