Happy Birthday, Billie Jo

Eric’s Ankle Surgery

It was a long day. Eric was in surgery for 3 hours and ten minutes. Ed had two screws installed that will dissolve in 2 years. The screws anchored stitches which secure his ligaments to his ankle bones. The orthopedist thinks she took care of all the issues in that ankle. 3-4 weeks on […]

Elderberries

Kathryn has been monitoring the elderberry bushes and picking berries for her tonic.

Volley Llamas Playoffs 2018

Our Volley Llamas 2018 team finished the regular season solidly in 2nd place in the ten team league. Dig Pink finished in 1st place with only 3 losses (2 imposed by Volley Llamas) and Scrappers finished in 3rd place.

The Volley Llamas summer season ended after reaching the finals after playoff wins 2-0 over […]

RIP – 1991 Volvo 240 Sedan

I bought this 1991 Volvo 240 Sedan upon the recommendation of my mechanic, Larry. A retired Herkimer school teacher wanted to have a ‘sportier’ car (i.e. BMW) as ‘her last car’. The car had only 58,378 miles on it; mint condition; with extra snow tires. The previous owners kept a little booklet recording everything […]

Eric’s Tonsils

Eric finished up his Freshman year with various end-of-school get-togethers, including one he had here. On Tuesday he had his tonsils removed. He had some minor issues, so we didn’t get discharged when we anticipated. One issue was nausea, probably from the anesthesia and pain medication. The other issue was his uvula was so swollen […]

Cullen Blowing his Coat

It only took about 20 minutes of brushing to get this amount hair out of Cullen.

Looking Rather Pastoral Out Our Backyard

Paddling the Kunjamuk with the Helmers

We took advantage of the nice weather and did a day trip up & back the Kunjamuk.

Transition To Summer Vacation

Eric had two regents tests to finish up his school year. He feels he aced the math. He says he thinks he “didn’t do too bad” on the science. The last week of school, we got emails from photography and English that he missed assignments so his grade was in the 50s for both. He […]