Saturday, January 30, 2016

Good Win

It was a little closer than it should have been but the Patriots pulled out a 59-56 win against Mt. Vernon. They had a pretty comfortable lead with 3 minutes left but the Eagles hit three 3 pointers to tighten it up. Sam played well, getting a double double. (14 points, 10 rebounds). Dylan was shut out in the points area but had 5 rebounds and a steal. Dylan always sets the tone with energy on defense and is the first guy back down the court. He hasn't gotten in the groove in the shooting department but continues to start each game. We have McLean tomorrow.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Winter Holiday II

School has been cancelled the rest of the week.  They are getting a 7 day break from school right after a two week holiday break.  They have not been to school since a week ago Wednesday.  They may be going to school into August at this rate.  

Monday, January 25, 2016

Snow Lights

I like keeping the lights up until some snow falls to make them look prettier. That happened, now I can't take them down until the snow goes away.

Sunday, January 24, 2016


After 36 hours of snow, the sun is back and the whiteness is blinding.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Gaming by the Fire

The boys are playing Mine Craft with a half dozen friends online. They should probably be building snow forts with them.

Happy Shovellers.

Lots of snow to clear this morning. A foot on top of the 5 inches we cleared last night. The storm total is about 20 with a few more on the way. The boys complained a bit but did a good job. We are going to help a neighbor who's husband is deployed tomorrow.

Snowed In

Sam seems to be coughing less today, which makes it more likely that he will be out to shovel later today or tomorrow. Nicole is out there again this morning and her and I completely cleared the deck and driveway three times last night. It's easier to do it a few inches at a time.

We've had nearly a foot of snow with another foot coming. The wind isn't as brutal as they predicted yet but the low pressure system is still off the coast of Virginia and heading north.

Friday, January 22, 2016

First Pass

It started coming down at 1pm and Nicole made her first pass at 4. I helped out at about 4:30 and while it's coming down hard, at last we have a few inches off to the side. We will be back out at 7.


Looking southeast on the approach to Dulles this morning at about 7am. Got out of Columbus without a problem and home to prepare for a few days of being snowed in. 20-30 inches is the prediction.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Moon Over the Olentangy

I choose a hotel on the Ohio State Campus for my week long visit to CAS, our subsidiary here in Columbus. The CAS campus is about a mile from the hotel and I decided to walk there and back each day. It was a pretty chilly and snowy walk each day, except for the afternoon but refreshing after long days of training. The Olentangy river runs beside our building and right through campus. It has a cute little suspension bridge for style I would imagine. The length doesn't really require it.

I'm heading home in the morning and cancelling the Dallas part of my trip. It just seemed to painful to possibly be stuck in Texas until the middle of next week. I choose snow and possible power outages instead.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Lots of Games

The boys played the unbeaten (for three years) SYA team on Sunday. They played alright but it was never really that close. That team just runs at a different speed than the rest of the league. They did win their first two games of an MLK tournament today. I missed them because I'm on my way to Columbus but they have one more this evening. Go Patriots.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

All Dressed Up

Adult Cotillion

The Lorenger's, Brody's and us had dinner while the kids suffered a Winter Ball tonight. We had fun anyway.


I've added step work to or weekend shooting drills. The boys didn't mind that much and think they may have actually enjoyed it. The have a cotillion dance tonight, which they are not looking forward to.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Tree Down

The holidays are officially over with the tree at the curb. It as a good tree but bone dry and a complete fire hazard.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Free Throws

The boys have been a little weak in the free throw department the last couple weeks so they lined up and shot a bunch before the game tonight. We played Burke for the scond time in a week and the 7th time in the last year. We won 40-32 with some tough play down stretch after being tied at 32 with 2 minutes left. We are 6-1 against that team and the they don't like us much but the feeling is pretty mutual. I actually scored the game with a really nice guy from their teams parents so that was a break thru. Sam and Dylan both started again and played well. Dylan was a beast on defense and had some great passes while Sam played well on both ends and had 8 points.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

12th Night

It may be the 12th night but I'm not taking my holiday decorations down until Sunday. Probably leave the outside lights up another week or so after that.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Back to Work

Dylan and I went out and shot basketballs again today. I like his work ethic. Sam is recovering from the ankle sprain with lots of ice and some strengthening. It's back to work and school for everyone tomorrow. It was a nice and relaxing, long new year weekend.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Work on that shot

Dylan and I spent about an hour each of the past two days shooting at the playground. Sam s laid up with a black and blue swollen ankle from game three this week. Her played all five games but was a little limited in his running. Dylan was putting up some nice shots in the tournament, but he was just a little off with many of them. We grabbed a couple basketballs and I kept feeding him at various points on the court and he shot away yesterday and today. He started getting a nice rhythm down which I hope helps him as we move into the next couple months. He's a great defensive player, expert passer and a solid rebounder, just need to get that shot down. I'm proud of the way he wants to work at it.

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