Welcome, 2022

Baby, it's COVID* outside. What a depressing New Year's Day post. We are 650+ days in to the COVID health pandemic. Here's where we stand: Cases and deaths: Worldwide: 287M cases; 5.43M deathsUnited States: 54.2M cases; 823,000 deathsKansas: 520,000; 7,030 deathsSedgwick County: 96,411; 1,103 deaths Perspective: Two years ago, the majority of Americans had never … Continue reading Welcome, 2022

Pre-holiday 2021

Last year, I was pretty much done decorating by mid-November, because ya know... 2020 was our first COVID Christmas. I say "first" because 2021 seems to be 2020's little sister. I did wait until after Thanksgiving to drag out the holiday gear. Our house lights were actually put up in early November, but I waited … Continue reading Pre-holiday 2021

Thanksgiving 2021

SundayAdam arrived home on Sunday for the week - Woot! MondayNo school for Zach. I worked. The boys played disc golf at Oak Park and Cessna West Park. TuesdayNo work for me. The boys played disc golf again, this time at Cowskin in Colwich. Adam spent the night at a friend's house and Zach went … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2021

Bye bye 1998 Camry

Our 1998 Camry sounds like a go cart and the air conditioner does not perform at full efficiency. It smells like sweaty socks. The inside fake wood interior is faded and peeling. It has a cassette player and a U-haul hitch on the back. The middle console is broken, and you have to physically put … Continue reading Bye bye 1998 Camry