Thanksgiving 2019

We had 17participants for Thanksgiving: Billie Jo and her family of Joel, Stone and Dakota: Dave, Liz and Jack; Rob and Linda; Kelly, Mike, Izzabella, Phoenix and Jesse; Eric, Kathryn and Jim. As usual set and clean up were a major undertaking and Kathryn cooked a perfect meal. We tried something new this year […]

RIP Scout

Our beautiful Scout died. There was never a more devoted companion, gentle, affectionate disposition and sweetheart of a dog. Such a big empty space in our lives right now.

The first week we had her we couldn’t come up with an appropriate name. But then we saw the little girl play the […]

Lancaster Volleyball Tournament

Kathryn organized a volleyball team to compete in a seniors tournament in Lancaster PA. They had 5 65+ players and one 60 player which meant they had to play down an age group; competing vs 2 other 60s teams. They ended up in 2nd place for the tournament.

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Fall Decorations and our First Snow

Kathryn put up my Christmas lights but then put Thanksgiving stuff over them so the decorations are currently more seasonally appropriate but on the day after Thanksgiving, we can easily take down some stuff to turn it into Christmas decorations. Two birds with one stone!

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Scout Update

After a period of time in which we thought she was a goner, Scout rallied, regaining mental alertness and personality, eating/drinking well. We eventually saw the vet, who diagnosed myotosis and prescribed prednisone, antibiotics and iron supplement. Scout is doing pretty well, seems almost her old self, but somewhat weaker. And, of course, she […]

Garden Wrap Up

Just three artichokes

This year I planted Brussel Sprouts, peas, tomatoes, broccoli, artichokes, pole beans, pumpkins, acorn squash and kale. New this year is the attempt to grow artichokes – I have never tried them before and use of hog panel fence for the pole beans. Cullen ate all the peas. The pole beans […]

October End of Month Odds and Ends

We have been visiting colleges with Eric. So far, his favorite is Hilbert College in Hamburg, a small private school started by – you guessed it – the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Joseph. We visited St. Rose but that wasn’t a good fit. Eric liked SUNY Canton; HCCC is the “safe bet” school but […]

Ablation, Again

Since July I have been plagued with irregular heart rhythms: Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter. Medication helped for a while, but the re-occurrence increased until it was a daily event by late September. We scheduled an ablation for the end of October. I checked in early Thursday morning, endured a 3+ hour surgery and […]

SCS 1971

Schoharie Central School class of 1969 held their 50th year reunion and along with a planned parade (rained out) and formal dinner, they had a “Meet & Greet” for all class years. The class of 1971 was represented by Susan, Mike, Ellen, Margo and Martha, in the front row. Bob, Jim, Bruce, Darlene and […]

Mowing the Pasture

The pasture didn’t get mowed this year. The beginning of the summer was too wet, and then I had some health issues, followed by the need to get firewood cut and stored. Finally in September I mowed the lot just south of our house and a couple of looping trails around the outer boundary […]