Monday, May 20, 2019

State Champs

Dylan's rugby team won the state championship this past weekend and while Dylan is still sidelined, he and Nicole trekked down to Richmond for the game and to be in the championship team photo. Go Warriors.

Saturday, May 18, 2019


Sent from my iPhoneSam had issues with the spiders on TJ at William and Mary. We are at a campus bar then walk a bunch of the university. He like the football stadium and complex.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Flyer in the House

Look who's back for 10 days.

Catching Up

I've been meaning to post this and talk a little about Sam's tournament last weekend. The team lost by 2 in the final but Sam had 13, 6, 17 and 14 points in the four games. Great point totals and at least a dozen rebounds each game. He really worked his butt off and got a total of 2 minutes rest in the last game. No tournament on Mother's Day weekend so he can focus on pre season football. Sports just keep going.


Dylan and I watched the ending of the Tottenham vs Ajax game at PT yesterday and as you can see, he is very happy the Hotspurs are going to be playing Liverpool in the champions league final. Sam was happy too that Liverpool pulled off a win the day before. It's going to be a twin showdown on June 1st.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Pitt Jam

The team went 1-2 over the weekend but took the last game to double overtime before losing by 2. Sam had some good games with double digit point totals in all three contests.

New Sweatshirt

He's getting around pretty well on the crutches. He rode for 15 minutes today and will not need them soon.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

First Ride

The boy got on the bike for the first time since surgery and got things going really well for 11 minutes. He was aiming for 5 minutes but felt good and kept going. He stopped at 11 because we didn't want to over do it. The new rugby season starts in 6 months. Let's go.


It took momma and Sam about 5 hours to get to Pittsburgh yesterday but a little down time was in order before Sam abandoned Nicole to hit the town with his basketball buddies. They won this mornings game by 46. They play again at 5:30.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Four days

Dylan was back in school this morning and had a great day showing everyone his new knee brace and crutching skills. He had some but not a ton of pain over the last four days and was able to visit his teammates at practice last night. He has a long rehab process in front of him, but has an extremely positive attitude towards the whole thing. I think I'm going to get him on the bike tomorrow for a short time. One step at a time.

We are hanging out together at home this weekend while Nicole and Sam head to Pittsburgh for the Pitt Jam basketball tournament. They will be back as soon as the team loses or wins the whole thing.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Pre Op

Surgery went well today with the ACL being replaced with a piece of his hamstring and the torn meniscus being removed. The doctor determined the meniscus was too badly torn to save but he won't notice it's missing until he's much older. My left knee was miniscusless since 1981, now I have a new left knee.

He had a hard start with the epidural part of the procedure but was all hugs when he woke up. He must have hugged the nurse a dozen times in recovery. We got him home by about 1pm and he slept most of the day. We still seem to be in front of the pain but we will see how the night goes. He can start putting weight on it as soon as he feels ready.

Vacation End

Sam and I got back from LA late Saturday night and all four of us were all together again. Everyone had a fun spring break and Sam is back in school this morning while Nicole and I wait for Dylan to emerge from Knee surgery. He was a little weepy during the prep but I'm sure he will be all dopey when he wakes up.