Sunday, November 17, 2013
He enjoyed himself out there and so did his young audience who pulled up their own chairs to listen!
Unfortunately, Larry was out in the woods hunting on this perfectly still late afternoon.
He heard the trombone playing the whole time which he claimed sounded like an elephant bellowing.
No deer were seen but the concert was fine!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Jeff spent the night with us while in town studying for a computer certification. At 10 pm, he decided to completely rearrange our computer set-up. He disconnected all of the myriad gear and wires while Tori and I took down hundreds of books from two book cases and moved them out of the way.
By 2 am , we had a completely upgraded computer center with everything dusted and the wiring simplified.
He also found six or seven viruses on our computers and removed them. He gave us and connected up a new type of router called a "meraki". That tool showed him that we have been loosing our internet signal a couple of times a day. We had noticed that but thought it was us.
The next morning he continued this project and called our Internet provider to get the best deal possible. We have been overpaying for a long time. He arranged for a service call as well.
We are all enjoying this huge upgrade. We have better virus protection and he will manage to get the updates that we have been neglecting from his home, hours away. I stayed up until 2 am watching him work and was amazed by how much he knows about maintaining a computer network. I kept worrying that this project was keeping him from studying for the very important tests he had to take the next day. Thankfully both he and his partner (and cousin), Brian, passed both tests easily and were certified.
It was a privilege to participate in a Spiritual Work of Mercy, praying for the dead on a lovely November afternoon.
Visiting in the garage, we admired Santa's workshop. A stepstool is ready to be painted.
About 50 teens attended and seemed to have a great time.
He played a great selection of music and the kids danced!
The kids stayed until 11:30 and played "Manhunt" in the yard, a version of Hide and Go seek. The temperature outside had just a slight chill so the bonfire was nice to sit around. Larry and I were impressed that so many of the teens said" Goodbye and ThankYou" to he and I. It was fun to prepare for this party and very rewarding to see that everyone enjoyed themselves so much.
It's always more fun to watch the game with a group and the refreshments were a real treat!
I couldn't tell you who won the game, but we all had a blast!
This was a great place to be because so many folks went to the trouble to put on a special time for the kids.
I am actually eating some Halloween candy as I type this. Someone left their almost empty pillow case candy bag in front of the computer!
I bought matching fabric and poly-fill..