Thursday, November 15, 2007

A chill in the house

I decided today was not a productive day for me to be at work, so I came home and worked on a much needed nap. I was disturbed by someone ringing the doorbell, which I ignored and was woken by a chill. Phil explained on his way out the door to school, that the power had been cut and he might be parked in.

I was up anyway... so I took the opportunity to investigate with a camera. It is taking all the restraint I have not to start up with the 'how many guys does it take to...' ramblings, so I will end now and let the pics tell the story.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Dropping Cassie off

This is after supper and just before Cassie went back into the dorms. Phil came along and was good company on the way home. Cassie called today and said she got in a good nights sleep. Good. She had a very busy weekend.

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Dad has been having shortness of breath for about a month. It finally became enough of an issue to seek medical attention. Above is one of his daughters giving him an earful for not calling her about it. Below are two other daughters and a grand daughter. The fourth daughter was the one who got him to the hospital. She was doing soccer mom duty. We will all feel much better once all the test are done and the results are in. This should take a few days. Dad is anxious to be home.

What else we did on Saturday

A utility company is replacing the poles going through our yard. This morning a flock of doves were perched on the lines. The second pole is on the ground. That one will require the temporary removal of the linked fence along the lot line. I do not know how they are going to raise that pole in the narrow space between our garage and the house next door.
Cassie helped me dig up and split the remaining iris bulbs. I have over 200 bulbs left after I replanted what I wanted. The plastic sled was filled twice during this project.

Here is Phil's new look. He posed for me on the upper porch.

Run Through The Park... The Prep Time

This is an annual run through the park. The radio announcer gave the temperature as 39 degrees. It did not feel that cool in the sun. I arrived 35.06.6 minutes before the start of the race.
Matthew is stretching as park of his warm up. His dad biked over to watch the race.
Larry brought Cassie home from college for this run and made sure everyone knew he was a supporter of her school. He brought shirts back for me, too. I wore the sweat shirt of the other UW school we are supporting this year. The one with the panther logo.
Cassie draws an audience when she stretches.

Run Through The Park... The Beginning

I stood near a tree and took these photos of the first movement with the starting gun and contiuned until the bulk of the runners passed me. Click on them to see if you know any of the runners.

Run Through The Park... The Middle

There was an area in the middle of the woods that was the 1 1/2 mile and 2 mile ends of the loop. There I stood. Above is Matthew at 1 1/2 miles in number 152. Below Cassie, at the same spot behind the elbow of the guy in the foreground. Double click for more Cassie and less elbow.

Larry at the 1 1/2 mile spot in the Platteville orange t-shirt over the Platteville blue long sleeved running shirt.
Matthew leading the pack at the 2 mile marker. Below is Larry responding to the comments from the photographer.

Run Through The Park... The End

Mathew finished the race before I found my way from the 2 mile mark. Here is Cassie coming into the chute. Her spikes caught in a root and she muddied up during the race.
Larry finished at 28 minutes +.

A view of the runners after the race commiserating. See the smiles? They did not run hard enough.