April 23, 2016

Had a full week. Seth and Ian had their belt tests Wednesday night. Both passed, and got their super green and super yellow belts, respectively, at the belt ceremony Friday night.

Saturday started out rather cloudy and misting, but turned out to be a pretty nice day. Linker started off the day with a 12 mile run that was a bit rough given the higher temps and humidity. Later that morning, Seth, Deb and Linker went over to Wal-Mart and got Seth a new bike for his birthday. Linker also got some new flowers for the front porch. In the afternoon, Linker mowed the lawns and Seth went over to a friend's house for a sleepover birthday party. Deb and Linker watched “Spectre” in the evening.

Today started off cool, but quickly warmed up. Ian decided he wanted a new bike with his Christmas and birthday money, so Linker and he went to Target in the morning and got one. Ian rode it around while Linker did some pruning on the tree out front. No real plans after lunch today, but Ian does have his youth group meeting tonight.

April 17, 2016

A really beautiful weather weekend. Highs were around 70 on both days with nothing but sunshine. It finally felt like Spring around here this weekend.

Linker started out the weekend with a half on his usual route. He then took Ian to church as his youth group went to Paintball. Ian ended up not enjoying it as much as he thought he might. Linker went and helped clean up the archery range in the morning. He then went down to Falls Road Running store to pick up another pair or compression socks. After that, the whole gang watched "The Peanuts Movie" which everyone enjoyed. Deb and Seth played some basketball at the end of the road later. Linker turned on the outside faucets and fertilized the front yard.

After church, Linker ran some errands. Linker took a walk down to the 7-11 just to enjoy the weather and then watched the F1 race from China and then the Long Beach Grand Prix. Deb went up to a church near York for a concert in the evening.

April 10, 2016

Had a pretty good weekend despite it being much colder than normal. It was below freezing last night and there were actually snowflakes on the back porch roof when we got up today. There was also rain all Saturday morning, which made it rather wet for Deb's birthday.

Linker started out the day with a very wet 12 mile run. After he got cleaned up, he and Deb took Seth to a make-up Tae Kwon Do session as Seth was feeling under the weather Wednesday night. After that, Linker and Deb went over to the Texas Roadhouse for a birthday lunch. Then they both watched Creed in the afternoon.

Sunday morning everyone made it over to church with Penny. After lunch, Linker changed the oil in the lawnmower and mowed the lawns for the first time this year. Deb has puppet practice this afternoon and Ian has his youth group.

April 3, 2016

Kind of a strange week. The boys had off for Spring Break from school all week. Seth attended Tae Kwon Do camp all week while Ian played with his friends on the XBOX One and helped Deb around the house. We had one day where it hit almost 80 degrees, while this morning the temperatures were at freezing with a high wind warning.

Linker started of the weekend with a rainy half run. He was happy just to run the distance, but came in with a respectable 2:02 time. In the afternoon, everyone went down to the Walters Art Museum to look around and make some geometric shapes in the kids' art section.

Later in the afternoon, Linker and Deb watched "Spotlight." This was after the original Playstation 3 finally gave up and quit. Linker had to take apart the box to extract the disc. It had a good life, but after two repairs, it was time for it to go.

Everybody made it to church this morning. They also gave their neighbor Penny a lift in the morning. Linker watched the F1 race from Bahrain after church, and then got a new blu-ray player to use with the upstairs TV. Ian is scheduled to go to his youth group later this afternoon.

March 27, 2016

Fun Easter weekend. Temperatures were in the 50s, but it was nice on Saturday and kept dry on Sunday, despite the an overcast sky the whole day.

Saturday started out with Linker taking a 10-mile run which he enjoyed. He then changed the oil in his Jeep. Deb had a performance of her Puppet show group, so she was gone most of the morning. In the afternoon, everyone dyed Easter eggs. Linker and Ian went to go see the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie at the Senator Theatre in the afternoon. They both enjoyed it, despite the lukewarm reviews it received.

Everybody made it to church this morning. Then the whole gang went down to D.C. to eat at Tortilla Coast and then spent several hours at the National Zoo. It was crowded, but they got to see all the Pandas in action plus some very noisy flamingoes.