Kathryn took Stone and Eric to Pacific NorthWest for an 8 day vacation. They spent 2 days in Seattle (indoor rock climbing, Seattle Center, Science Museum/Planetarium, Seattle Aquarium, the waterfront and oversized Ferris Wheel, Pike’s Place Market, and up the Space Needle.

They spent 3 days in a beautiful condo (with an outstanding ocean […]

2017 Christmas Tree

Kathryn and I picked out our tree; trimmed the lower branches and let it soak overnight in a bucket in the garage. Saturday we set it up and Sunday Eric, Kathryn and I decorated. Some of my favorite ornaments including bubble lights, some outdoor themes and decorations made by Ed.



HP JV Bball vs Cooperstown

HP lost 72-71 in overtime to Cooperstown. Eric played much of the game; scoring 4 points by making 2 free throws and a floater in the lane.

HP JV Bball @ Herkimer

Eric made two free throws in the HP JV Basketball game; making it a two possession game with 10 seconds to play. His only points as HP wins 57 -50 in their season opener.

RFA Homecoming Dance

Eric and Ally dressed up for the Rome Free Academy Home Coming dance.

Eric’s Fractured Fibula

So after all the hiking and climbing during our vacation, Eric goes to the NYS Fair with his buddy Jack and falls coming down some bleachers. Jack and Eric make it to the infirmary who want to send him by ambulance to a Syracuse hospital. Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed as Eric got to the car. […]

Ponds, Canoe Camping, Garden, Tendonitis

To celebrate graduation from middle school Eric hosted a small party with 8 or nine of his buddies. After much waffling about the possibility of rain and alternative rain dates we went ahead and had the party on Friday night with a bonfire and pizza. We had a lot of fire wood from cleaning out […]

Dad Joke

Kathryn and I gave Eric and Austin a ride to HCCC for a basketball tournament. Eric was in the back seat with Austin playing Rap music and telling us his latest favorite artists. I asked him how the rap artists came up with their nicknames and why they always seemed to have initials like Jay […]

Packing Up For Crown Point

Kathryn spent 3 days in Rochester attending a conference to gain continuing education credits. Eric finished out his spring AAU season with Mohawk Valley Elite. His tournament experience consisted of mostly losses with the recent exception of a sudden death win over Tri-Valley Players. Eric started doing face offs during lacrosse games.

Kathryn packed […]

HP Lacrosse @ VVS

It was windy and rainy; very windy as HP played VVS to 11-5 win.