Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Thomas High School Graduation

The last of our kids has graduated high school. Despite his assurances that he could graduate, to his surprise he did need to take and pass one last biology test that he missed because of soccer. He did pass it with a 93%.

The reception has a table for the graduates life. This is the one for Thomas.

Thomas, Noah, Sam

Nick, Thomas

Patrick, Thomas, Rachel

Thomas, Sam, ?, Scott

Monday, January 01, 2018


2018 is here. I hope it is better than 2017. So far so good. We spent the evening watching Dick Clark's Rockin New Year's Eve. Thomas had to work at Dominos. He got off about 9. He said it was not as busy as he thought it would be. Rachel went out drinking with friends. I drove her to a house and she has one of her friend's brothers be the DD.

The cats found an old toy and all decided to play with it. Squeaky Toy is still timid and angry, but is making progress.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Rachel's College Graduation

Rachel graduated from college with a Bachelor's in Education. The University of Kentucky held the ceremony in the arena where the basketball team plays. It was pretty nice. The Jumbotron had close-ups of the conference of diplomas. After the conclusion there were fireworks.

Rachel with Thomas

Rachel with her Aunt Susan

Rachel with April and Tim

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Goodbye, 2001 Taurus

Thomas was t-boned on Avenue B at 25th street a couple of weeks ago. The guy was from Alliance and evidently in a hurry and lost. He claimed to his insurance Thomas ran a stop sign, but there are no stop signs on Avenue B for miles. The car is totaled, and the guys insurance company is picking it up today.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Albuquerque Balloon Fiestival

Apirl and I went down to Albuquerque for the Balloon Fiestival. We tried to see one in Gering but the wind kicked up and they could not launch the balloons.

Friday, September 01, 2017

More Dreams

Last night was another dream. In this one April and I were contestants on a competition show like The Amazing Race. The task fell to me to perform a dance, but I could not do it. I kept getting more and more frustrated. That frustration has followed me all day. I've been coaching Thomas's indoor soccer team for about three years now. I wanted to have them practice shots on goal because I felt that was what was lacking last year. I still enjoyed last year. We did five tournaments and made second place in three.

Monday, August 21, 2017


The solar eclipse was today. There has been a lot of anticipation of the event and we are in the path of the total eclipse. The city of Scottsbluff warned everyone that gas might be short because of all the people coming to watch. That didn't really happen although there were a number of people on the path. I was lucky as I could just go out into my back yard and watch. I set up a camera to record it. I cut up one of the eclipse glasses we bought to cover the lens. I strapped the whole thing down with a couple of bungee cords so it would not shake.

I also tried to set up the old phones we have as cameras, along with the Kindle. That didn't work as well because I had trouble controlling the cameras and they would not stay where I set them.

I created a time lapse of the whole video. It is jerkly because I needed to adjust the camera to keep the sun in view (stupid rotating earth).

The moment of the eclipse was awesome.