The Craftifact

The Craftifact

The Pits: I’ve been watching the Parks & Recreation TV show and didn’t realize I was watching the final episode until I was 15 minutes into it, so the series had a bit of an abrupt end that I wasn’t prepared for. The Peaks: I had a nice dinner and chat with the boys while… Read more »

A Multi-Lamborghini Household

A Multi-Lamborghini Household

The Pits: The boys came home with slime. The Peaks: Traci went to hang out with the NRC gang after I got home, so the boys and I played some more ga-ga ball and then took Trek on a quick walk. They were excited about the new Hot Wheels they’d gotten that day, and Turner… Read more »

Putt n’ Slide

Putt n’ Slide

The Pits: Setting up and taking down waterslide almost takes more time than the boys spend playing on it. The Peaks: Had to work from home today to keep the kids. I setup the inflatable waterslide for them, which kept them busy for a few hours. After dinner, I went to the driving range for… Read more »

Ga-ga Ball

Ga-ga Ball

The Pits: Hot. The Peaks: The boys invited me to play ga-ga ball, which I didn’t realize until just now is Hebrew for “touch touch.” Had I known that, I would’ve invited Traci to play. I finished reading Ringworld, by Larry Niven, which is now one of my favorite science fiction books.

Thirty-Eight

Thirty-Eight

The Pits: Got some mosquito bites this morning as Traci and I put in some new mulch in our front and back yard. This was part of her birthday gift to me, as I have previously complained that I never get any help with yard/landscaping work for our household. We both woke up early and… Read more »

Back in Flag

Back in Flag

The Pits: I’d planned to put up one of the shutters that had fallen off our neighbor’s house during a storm while they are visiting family in Mexico. Of course, all of the shutter pins had broken off inside the holes in the house, so I had to extract each of those. After that was… Read more »

A Birthday and a Trekiversary

A Birthday and a Trekiversary

The Pits: Hot. The Peaks: I was off early to head home and get some house work done before the weekend hit. Traci took the boys to their first eye appointment and they had to wear shades for their dilated eyes. My family came up to celebrate my birthday with us. We had a nice… Read more »

Shirtless Electronics

Shirtless Electronics

The Pits: Big conference call at work, but it went okay. The Peaks: The boys and I worked on an electric car kit tonight. Shirts off, for some reason.

Emissions and Small Ice

Emissions and Small Ice

The Pits: Had to get my emissions tested this morning. I passed, but there was a line when there usually isn’t. The Peaks: I frequently enjoy crushed ice at home via the use of my ice crusher, but it’s not convenient to bring to work. So, I recently ordered a pair of tiny ice cube… Read more »

McDelays

McDelays

The Pits: Took a load of books and movies to McKay’s for trade-in. They were crowded and it took a long time. The Peaks: Traci and I had a quiet dinner at home tonight while the boys were at VBS, then we hung out and read until it was time to pick them up.