Stillwater Reservoir

Skip and Steve left on Thursday to scout campsites; ending up at Picnic Point, which they said was fine when breezy, but overrun with mosquitoes when the wind died down. So they picked an alternative (#37) for those of us that arrived on Friday. Kathryn, Gaie and I paddled in Friday afternoon, followed by […]

Red Wigglers

I bought 500 red wigglers to work through our overflowing compost bin. They were shipped from Jim’s Worm Farm and re-located to Jim’s Compost Bin.

Senior Nationals Volleyball Tournament – Albuquerque

Kathryn’s 65+ volleyball team finished 4th in their 18 team pool – just out of the medals, but they did get this nifty ribbon.

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 […]