2020 Thanksgiving – pandemic style

The holidays are weird when you are nine months into a pandemic, with cases on the rise. As of Nov. 28, there are 27,049 cases in Sedgwick County, 155,000 cases in Kansas, 13.2 million cases in the United States and 61.9 million cases worldwide. We are up to 265,000 COVID deaths in the United States. … Continue reading 2020 Thanksgiving – pandemic style

#COVIDchaos – back to remote learning

Welp. Our hybrid in-person learning lasted nine weeks. When we went back to school after our six month "spring break" (after a three week delay), our area's COVID positivity rate was around 5%. Now it's over 20%. We will be learning remotely until at least Thanksgiving, and then reassess the situation. Update Nov. 24: At … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – back to remote learning

Social distancing Saturday – Jones Park, Emporia, KS

No one likes to wear masks, but that's what we do when we want to see our family! Zach had a mask... I'm not sure where it was when this picture was taken.This edition of #COVIDchaos, we headed to Jones Park in Emporia, KS, the halfway point between Wichita and Kansas City. Scott, Steve, Zach … Continue reading Social distancing Saturday – Jones Park, Emporia, KS

October snow

What the what? It's October 26 and the "feels like" temperature outside is 12 degrees. There's snow on the ground and we got our first snow day ... sorta.How does a snow day work when kids only "got to school" two days a week? You get an email from the school that says "...students scheduled … Continue reading October snow

#COVIDchaos – Camry and the Cowskin disc golf course

We were on our way to the Colwich disc golf course. Until the Camry decided to overheat. Luckily, we had already decided to drive two cars, in case Scott had to leave early for a last minute work thing. The Camry is 22 years old, so overheating is not that big of a surprise. The … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – Camry and the Cowskin disc golf course