Saturday, June 6, 2020

Day 86

It was to be delivery day for the TimberCreek Kids buckets, but alas, the weather did not cooperate. Rain and such high winds that it blew a glass fire shield off the fire pit, shattering two pieces of it. The whole weather system earned the title of Derecho. Hopefully tomorrow will work for deliveries. Matt made breakfast burritos for the whole gang, much to AJ's delight. Jamie did his online gathering for the SLO Railroad Museum, called Parlor Car Chats, on the rail route from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo. "Linner" was from Vaqueros which Matt reports seems to be doing well, and are partly open now. We had an online game night with the California Fosters (Trevor's birthday!) and the KC, St, Louis, and Chicago Siscos. Codename is a great online game. Just One is pretty fun, too. Tonight's movies: The Ultimate Gift, and The Imposter.

First slide for the Rail Route Guide Paso to SLO Parlor Car Chat.

First time in the high chair, helping Dad cook.

Ready to go...


Codename. Great online word game.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Day 85

Couldn't get in at the pool today, but the kids managed to keep themselves occupied all day, mostly screen time I imagine. That's good, because Tracy and crew made their final push today to complete the TimberCreek buckets production for delivery tomorrow (just before the first Sunday of June). Jamie got a Google Maps Timeline by email today (don't remember getting these before). Guess it comes when you turn on Locations on your Android device. Actually, it was very interesting. It showed a map of where all I'd been in May, including Manhattan, Kansas (Day 80) and places we stopped along the highway for potty and snacks. Showed mileage and driving time (1,021 miles, 25 hours). Included pictures of major places we stopped (see below). It says since I've turned it on I've been to 5 countries, 155 cities, 1,176 places, and traveled 4,877 miles (20% of the way around the world, it told me). Wow! That must include last Fall's Mediterranean trip. Tonight's movie: Inside Man.

The prototype.

AJ's School in the Woods carpool had a little "closure party" today.

Today's snack tray.

Google Maps Timeline report.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Day 84

The place was a bee hive of activity prepping the July Kids packets for TimberCreek Church. Most everyone got in on the action. Fina whipped up a great cajun shrimp pasta dish for dinner. The 1-Acts judges from First Company met tonight (online) with the scoring in hand. And Jamie got most of his final instructions for video-ing his part in Voices Beyond the Veil (see the Theatrics page).

Fina's Cajun Shrimp Pasta.

Even Lexi got in on it.

The handles were a bit too long.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Day 83

While Matt worked and the rest of the family hit the pool, Jamie got some consulting stuff done and then headed to Flying Horse Ranch for his first volunteer session with an actual kid group. The "Wednesday at 1" group started today. "The Flying Horse Foundation is a private, charitable foundation whose mission is to advance the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of at-risk youth, families and seniors in our community" (watch the video). And they do it primarily with horses, which Jamie is having to learn how to handle. A new hiking backpack. Stuff is arriving for TimberCreek Kids June packets. Dinner "out" at the Club (loved their Jerked Chicken, brought back memories). And a few more pics below.

That's Flying Horse Ranch. Well, at least some of the 1400 acres or so.

New hiking backpack.

Stuff is arriving for the TimberCreek Kids June delivery

For some reason there's still laundry to do. All the time!

Dinner at the Club out on their patio. Even in the rain (just sprinkles).

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Day 82-zday

Pool time was in the evening today, 5-8pm. We got a hint that the pool would be more back to normal next week! Is it just me, or is the double cheeseburger at the limited outside grill the bomb. Obviously, dinner was at the pool. Even though we were there but three hours, the day was all about the pool. And laundry. Oh, and it looks like we might get some visitors from California in August and for Labor Day. We're already booked for the pool at 9am tomorrow morning...

We had this section of the pool to ourselves.

And that's not all of them.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Day 81

I'm beginning to wonder when the day will come that a post here doesn't start with the word "Day" and end with a number... But I digress from the big news of the day. The pool opened! And we went! Our reservation for our share of the 30%-capacity was from 9am-noon. And we managed to squeeze some lunch into that time as well. A big quilting project is done. Fina does some filming. And Matt and Jamie wrap up scoring 1-Acts for First Company. Dinner was Dominoe's and leftover birthday cake! Lynn and Jamie watched The Gift.


Remember Monaco...

Fina was filming something...

Matt and Jamie wrapped up the 1-Acts scoring on the deck.