Parque Natural Mexiquillo


More of This and That

We hiked to Summit Rock. 

In by gone days the boys and I used to come up here to play laser tag

Rachel conquering Summit Rock

The view, the view - Silicon Valley. 
You can see the circular Apple headquarters.

Most days smoke from the surrounding fires creates "orangie" ugly gray skies.

One really appreciates the rare blue sky day 

The electrical side of my water heater has not worked for quite a while. It was no big deal since I mostly boondock. Here at the house I am plugged in, so I took a look at it.

The first thing I checked was the thermostat. 
Melted wire could be a problem.

Then I checked the resistance of the heating element.
It should be around 10 ohms, mine was 30 ohms.
Got a new heating element.  Got hot water now.

The tomato plants were taking over the yard.

An hour of bush whacking did the trick

The girls made their own water slide.

At the doctors office. 
This man is serious about protection

Eight weeks in and Emma is crushing 2nd grade
School begins at 8:25.  I have to be up at 8, ready or not. A couple of phrases have reentered my lexicon after a 9 year absence. It is hump day and the all time favorite TGIF.  I can't wait to return to EVERY DAY IS SATURDAY
Do I need to say what Emma's favorite color is?

Emma dancing with her doll.

Rachel's online ballet lesson

I am enjoying family time and life is good. I hope that you are safe.

P.S.  I am still in a steep blogg learning curve. For years comments would not show up on my blog. Then last year they started appearing, why or how I don't know. Then I set it up so that post would show up in my email for approval. Next big aha, TodayI clicked on comments in the lay out/design section and there were 8 comments that has never shown up in my email. I do enjoy hearing from you and apologize for not getting your posts up earlier.