Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Love Trumps Hate

Women's March 2017


Linda and Nicole came back from the women's march on Saturday with more energy than when they left.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Day One

I'm seeing this on Facebook so I decided to post it here so I can remember.

Inauguration Day: 1/20/2017 (COB)
Gas (National): $2.33
Gas (San Francisco): $2.91
Gas (Texas): $2.14
Dow Jones: 19,827
NASDAQ: 5555.33
US Unemployment: 4.9%
91% of Americans have health insurance
FY17 National Debt: $20.1 Trillion

Let's see what these number say in a few years.

Hoping for the best

Thursday, January 19, 2017


It's grey, damp and dreary in DC and the roads into work are all closed down. The district went into lock down mode early this morning so I worked from home, like I will tomorrow. The red hats will be ruling the streets tonight and tomorrow before Washington reverts back its business self on Monday. It's a little depressing to think we will have a man-child in the White House the next few years but with expectations so low, it's possible something positive could come out of it. At least it's going to rain on his parade tomorrow.

Sent from my iPad

Sunday, January 15, 2017


It took overtime but the young Patriots pulled out a 45-40 win over Mount Vernon. The team was a little sluggish without Scott but pulled it together at the end to get a W. they have another game on Wednesday and again next Sunday. The season is moving fast

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Went out last night with Modean, Donkey, Bruce and Jud showed up for a while. I hadn't seen Jud in almost a year. Good times.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Worse than a Loss

The boys friend and all county point guard broke his tibia tonight. He (21) got caught in a tangle of people and went down a few seconds after this picture. He was clearly in pain and the bone was creating a big bump on his shin. The game stopped for 45 minutes as the paramedics got the leg stabilized, inserted an IV
with some pain meds, so they could move him to the cart. He is having surgery tonight.

The team was shaken but finished the game.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

It's Something

The snow started a little later than anticipated but we are getting a nice new white coat.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Snow Hope

Not a big snow storm but some white stuff while still have the holiday lights up is always a good thing.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Happy New Basketball Year

Got the year off right with a 43-31 win over Burke. It's less fun to beat Burke now that Corbin plays on the team. We have been playing flag football with Corbin for years and he was on the championship winning Vikings team I coached this past Fall. His parents are great two so while beating Burke is good, not as good as when we didn't like any of the players. The Patriots started a little slow but came on strong in the 4th quarter to win comfortably.

Our new year was pretty low key with an early evening visit to the McCarrick's house. We've been doing that for a few years now and we usually get home around 9pm and ring in the new year in front of the fireplace.