Just because I abandoned this site for awhile doesn't mean that nothing
has been happening in our lives. Miss Jackie was born late Friday under
a double rainbow. She and her mother are doing well. Many people have
asked how they can help and while greatly appreciated, I just can't
think of anything at the moment.
The day after Jackie's birth, her eldest brother and I ran the 5K in the biggest local foot race. Doug was significantly faster than me but I measure success in completion. Doug and I also built a pergola / arbor for grapes along the side of our garage. It will also enclose a chicken coop and provide support for a hammock.
It was also Doug's 8th grade graduation. While I usually don't think much about the hoopla society seems to want to attach to every mundane event of life, I am led to reflect that I now have a child in high school. His Intermediate academic career was productive and he received a departmental award for orchestra in recognition I expect for his dancing skills with the upright bass. He developed an excellent rapport with the administration and in addition to the expected accolades, he was presented with a group photo of himself and the staff in full star wars cos-play. He said this was his favorite award of the day.