Monday, April 6, 2020

Day 25

We mailed masks to California, Pennsylvania, and continued distributing them locally. Matt and I also made a masked trip to Lowe's to pick up some hog wire to seal the puppies in at various locations where they've found escape opportunities. Fina did some sidewalk chalk drawings to brighten the day for passers-by. Lexi took a shot at dog "brooming." Fina chose today, Day 25, to give Lexi a makeover! Dinner from Chipotle.

Sliding down the stairs in a sleeping bag is a thing.

Masks away!

Dog "brooming"

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Day 24

Lynn got a hankerin' for German pancakes (recipe) this morning. One of Tracy's favorites and we don't do it very often at all. One of the secrets to success at higher altitudes is to start with room-temperature ingredients and a room-temperature pan. Online church with TimberCreek. Matt led our communion at home while Jeremiah sang online: telling the meaning, guiding the partaking, and praying over us. Lots of outdoor play today, front and back yards (this photographer stayed out front). Taco Bell for lunch! The mask-makers have it down to about 15 minutes per mask.

Nice clear view of Pikes Peak this morning.

Ready to ship out tomorrow to family and friends.

Communion elements at the Compound.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Day 23

Open-faced cheesy bread egg salad sandwich for lunch - wow. The girls are out distributing craft bags to all the TimberCreek Kids. The boys played a little Monopoly Deal. Sandy's about done with all this togetherness. Devices are going wild. First movie of the day: Galaxy Quest. After a rib dinner Matt grilled up, the movies were Grown Ups and Armageddon.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Day 22

Woke up to 4" of snow. It would be OK with most of us if winter ended and spring began. Fina revealed her pyramid last night. Apparently her ratings are based mostly on who bothers or sees her the least. At least that's the guidance she gave us on how to move up on the chart. Siblings are always an issue for teens, no. Unless they're miles away. The call for masks has overwhelmed our sweat shop a little. We've reduced our requests acceptance to church folks. Popcorn and the movie Bullworth this evening. Check the captions, too... Another quarantine cocktail: equal parts coconut rum, OJ, and Fresca on the rocks (adjust ratios to taste).

Lynn finished Craig's Christmas quilt (2019).

Lexi set up a vet clinic.

Masks. Here it takes about about 0.5 seamstress-hours/mask.

Tracy was our Dancin' Queen today - all day.

A treat for completion of a home school week.

Finally got some track under it. That's a hunk of galena behind the loco.

Puppy lovin' can be overwhelming.

Lynn was very impressed with how much Jonny retained
this week based on an end-of-week assessment.
David, of course, is doing great!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Day 21

Anyone else feeling like you're (re)living Groundhog Day? Only 12,300-some to go! The most often heard phrase in the house these days: "Alexa, set a timer for __ minutes." Works for math time, reading time, take-a-break time, ballet time, any time till lunch/snack/cookie; you name it. Some Easter decorating. P.F. Chang's for dinner. Fina set up a "CompoundLiving Pyramid ala that terrible dance mom show - could get ugly. Look at those SITW tomatoes go! And the dog goes for a carnival ride.