Shannon Erin David Paco Tommy – Sun. June 14, 2015



Paco’s friend David came over at noon today … his parents brought him from West Sacramento. Tommy had to ham it up by putting his water bottle in front of his face. Then in the afternoon Shannon, Chris, and their children Kellyn and Mateo came over for a swim. Erin swam 6 laps of one armed backstroke. Clark is keeping an eye on her in the foreground of the photo.

Afterwards, they came back to the house for pizza which Chris volunteered to pick up as well as drinks. Shannon and Erin are shown relaxing after dinner.
Clark managed to watch the whole basketball game. We took noisy Tommy and others outside. David and I watched the last quarter.

Notice Tom Z’s comment to Paco’s Math question. Dean solved the problem. Paco will explain more tomorrow.


Math Problem from Paco – Sun. June 14, 2015

Paco presented me with a Math problem this morning which he heard on YouTube. He is going to present it now to all of you:

0 0 0=6 You can use any mathematical symbols but you can’t add any numbers, therefore you can’t square or cube any numbers. Tune in on Monday for the answer. Hint: Factorial


Tommy Erin Paco – Sat. June 13, 2015

Erin and Paco shortly after the boys arrived this morning

Tommy Erin and Paco at lunch at Dos Coyotes

The boys arrived this morning after visiting in Davis for 2 days. They had spent 6 hours Friday at Sun Splash, a water park in Roseville.

Erin had bought a small accessory called an Apple TV which allows her to see movies on her TV which are on her computer. The directions for setting it up were Greek to me, but I managed to snag Steve long enough to get it set up. Erin and the boys were able to watch a movie on the TV in her room after we went to lunch at Dos Coyotes.

After lunch we had just stretched out for a rest, when a kindly looking man about our age, with a smile on his face which was red from the heat, appeared at our bedroom door! He had come in thru the open garage door and had closed the door behind him. He thought that he was in his own house.

Clark suggested they get in the car and go look for his house. The man said “Hi kids” as he passed Erin and the boys watching TV in her room. He said that my white car was his wife’s. He knew his address on Hartnell, and Clark delivered him safely home.

Later in the afternoon Brandon, Lisa, and Beck joined us for a swim at the clubhouse pool. Erin got in the water and swam one armed backstroke.

We had planned to go to the Chinese buffet for dinner, but Tommy was too tired, so Clark went out and picked up some Chinese food. We were all tired and went to bed early.


Paco’s 5th Grade Graduation – Wed. June 10, 2015

If you press on the white arrow and listen carefully, you will hear, “Paco Haas”. Paco is wearing a yellow tee shirt and brown shorts with a yellow stripe down the side. His graduation in Traverse City, MI, was Wed. In Traverse City middle school is 6th through 8th grade.

Tommy finished kindergarten without ceremony.


A 5th for Bridge – Fri. June 12, 2015

My two table social bridge group, which has been playing together for 46 years, met today for the first time at my friend Erlene’s (left) new home in Eskaton. We were playing at Table 1, when suddenly we had an intruder, who persisted on staying at our table until the end of the hand. Even cats like bridge!

The connection to Erin is that Mary Ann (center) and Mary Claire (right) are faithful readers of the blog. Mary Claire’s husband Jim is Erin’s godfather.


Tommy – Tues. June 9, 2015

Tommy likes to blow dandelions and make a wish so, his teacher made a dandelion out of yarn. Tommy is blowing on it and making 3 wishes.

Wish number 3 will be granted soon. The boys are arriving here Sat. and leaving Tuesday. (Click on the pdf file below.)

Doc – Jun 9, 2015, 7-32 PM.pdf

Lots of Spinach – Fri. June 5, 2015

Erin wanted some spinach with sliced cheese on it for dinner. I put what I thought was an appropriate amount of spinach on the plate. But, then she had me triple the amount. She then ate 2 more platefuls like that!

After that, she had 2 helpings of Trader Joe’s polenta with carrots and spinach. To top things off, she had blueberries and yogurt. … All very healthy.

For the past 2 nights, she has listened for a short while to a book on tape. Before now, she had found it difficult to do.



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