February 26, 2017

Another week of crazy warm weather. For several days this week, temperatures were in the high 60s and low 70s. Linker ran in shorts on several of his runs, including yesterday. All that came to a halt yesterday afternoon as we had violent thunderstorms and the highs are barely 40 today with a cold wind.

The rains helped settle the clay from the water pipe digging last Monday. Linker and Deb are still looking for someone to help fix the basement wall where the water line connected as well.

Yesterday after his run, Linker and Ian went to archery. After lunch, Linker unearthed his copy of “Oblivion” and enjoyed playing it on the XBOX One. Ian went over to a friend's house in the afternoon.

Today, the whole gang went to church, with Ian having A/V duty today. Ian is scheduled to go to his youth group this afternoon.

February 19, 2017

Crazy weather this weekend in a good way. We had abundant sunshine and temperatures on both days around 70. The boys both rode their bikes some today and Seth played basketball on both days.

Tough week in some ways. Deb lost her great aunt Audrey in Texas and Linker's friend Norm passed away unexpectedly both on Thursday. On a much brighter note, both boys passed their belt tests and now Seth is a red belt and Ian is a brown belt.

Linker got a good run in yesterday morning and then he and Seth went to archery. After lunch, Linker changed the oil in his Jeep and then helped Pat start her generator. Seth and Linker played a good game of chess in the afternoon.

Everybody made it to church this morning. We had noticed water coming from the meter, which unfortunately ended up being our pipe. Our fellow that has dug out our cars in the bad weather storms is coming tomorrow to dig it up and replace it. The boys and Linker went to the Senator to see the Lego Batman Movie which was good for a few laughs. Linker went for a nice walk in the late afternoon.

February 12, 2017

The winter without snow continues. We had temperatures well up into the 60s mid-week, but then a cold snap Friday, followed by temperatures in the 50s yesterday.

After a seven mile run, Linker took Ian to archery in the morning. Ian's second iphone also gave out, so he and Deb had to order a new one under warranty in the morning. In the afternoon, the whole gang packed up to go down to the Baltimore Convention Center to the Auto Show. Everyone enjoyed looking at the new cars plus all the sports cars on display.

Everyone made it to church this morning. Deb and Linker went out afterwards for an early Valentine's Day lunch. They then watched the movie “All the Way” about the first year of LBJ's presidency. Deb had a puppet show practice in the afternoon and Ian had his youth group.

February 5, 2017

Seasonal temperatures this weekend, but still no snow. Yesterday had early morning temperatures in the 20s, but it turned into a cold, but sunny day.

No family archery due to a tournament, so the whole gang packed up and went down to lunch at Tortilla Coast. They took a quick bus trip over to Eastern Market because part of the Metro system was down for repair. They then took a trip to the Air and Space Museum, as they really had not been there for more than a year. They enjoyed going into the “How Things Fly” exhibit and the store. Linker enjoyed seeing the original model of the Enterprise from “Star Trek” near one of the entrances.

Today, the whole gang went to church, after which Linker went shopping for a new pair of running tights. Not much luck at the local stores, but he did find some online he is going to try. The Superbowl is tonight with the Falcons versus the Patriots and not too much local interest