Empire State Senior Games 2019

The Empire State Senior games draw more than 1,100 athletes aged over 50 from around the state to compete in 20 events. The biggest draw this year is pickleball with 450 registered, followed by volleyball with 275 registrants. I got invited onto a 65+ volleyball team, Jabberwocky, from the Amsterdam area and we managed […]

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

Friday Eric had the spoken portion of his French test and did quite well. The tutoring has really helped. Saturday we went to Matt’s house for a Hay/Muller picnic. We played 9 holes of disc golf – not very well. When we got home we watched a YouTube video on footwork and throwing technique […]

Local Bird List

I saw a birding contest sponsored by the DEC with the challenge being to identify at least 10 birds from a list of birds common to NYS. We were just able to identify 10 from their list, but decided to list birds we commonly see from our house. We came up with a list […]

Hoops Summit and Volleyball in West Virginia

This past weekend Kathryn and Margaret drove to West Virginia to compete in a Senior’s volleyball tournament. They drove down on Friday, did a short tour of Harper’s Ferry and played volleyball all day Saturday, losing every game, before the return drive on Sunday. Eric played in the Hoops Summit basketball tournament in Saratoga. […]

Spring Break Week

During spring break Eric worked out twice with UC Head Coach Sean Coffey focusing on improving his shot. He also had a bonus session shooting at Accelerate. He played pickup at GWF twice. He did ~4 hours of yard work for Ruberti’s.

Kathryn continued her cross fix workouts managing 4 workouts / week. […]

D-Squad Tournament

Eric’s MVE team played over the weekend beating their D-Squad opponent; losing to the Syracuse Nets and losing in overtime to Cap City. Eric played sparingly, often alternating defense / offense with Dylan.

Eric Returns to Play Basketball

After 8 months, 66 physical therapy appointments and several momentum swings Eric finally got to play basketball for his Mohawk Valley Elite AAU team. Their 1st 2019 tournament was held in Watertown, NY. They had a full team (10 players)and he is struggling with regaining his conditioning, but it was a major accomplishment to […]

Scout Guarding Her Cache

The dogs were bored and the weather was nice so Kathryn gave the two dogs each a bone and they hung outside. After a period of gnawing Scout decided to cache her bone under a small pile of driveway gravel and watch over it. Later Cullin made the mistake of wandering too close to […]

Weekend of March 2-3

Last night Kathryn and I watched Cohen Brothers movie “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” a series of quirky short stories that I recommended to Jim Helmer and Robert.

Kathryn and Eric joined the 24 hour gym and had their 1st of 3 orientation sessions.

2-March and we are bringing in the estimated remaining wood […]

Breaking Snowshoe Trails

The dogs and I took a nice snowshoe hike spotting a Ruffed Grouse’s Kieppe, what I believe are quite possibly bobcat tracks, a couple of scent marked sticks by alleged bobcat and the miles of view offered by Pen Bonc Hill.

My snowshoeing buddies: Cullen and Scout (who’s long hair gives […]