Week Ending 12/04/21

A very good week and lots of pictures…………………………………….

As always, first the chronology:

11/28/21 – Sunday – Up at the usual time.  Chores and out for church.  Home for lunch then down to do the blog.  Out to Gary’s for the afternoon get together.  Home and took Kathy to Cattleman’s Roadhouse for dinner.  Quick stop at Lowes and Country Mart.  Home and some computer work.  Otherwise, usual evening routine.

11/29/21 – Monday – Up at the usual time.  Put the Chrysler in the shop and took the truck to run some errands.  Got back and checked things on the Chrysler. Discovered the steering fluid was low which is probably why it is whining.  In for lunch.  A short nap.  Downstairs and finished my audio project.  Played a little radio.  Dinner and usual evening routine.

11/30/21 – Tuesday – Up at the usual time.  Did not sleep well last night.  Ate too much last night along with some corn.  Spent the day in the shack re-learning some Arduino coding and fixing some LAN issues.  Kathy was out to take Carter to physical therapy.  She was back for dinner.  Then usual evening routine.

12/01/21 – Wednesday – Up a little early today.  Out to pick up Gary to get our haircuts.  Home and did chores.  Lunch then out to put up outside Christmas lights.  In for a nap.  Batteries came so replaced them in UPS.  All is OK now.  Had dinner then usual evening routine with the exception of Advent Church Service and a trip to Country Mart for desserts.

12/02/21 – Thursday – Up at the usual time.  Chores around the house then out to the airport to pick up Todd.  Stopped at Arby’s on the way home for a light snack for lunch then out to Shelbyville to pick up a few things at Rural King.  Home and put things away.  Nap time.  Up for  a snack and socialized till time to go up to the German Restaurant to meet the Rice family for a late dinner.  Home and a little dessert.  Then bed.

12/03/21 – Friday – Up at the usual time.  Mike and Julie came over to play cards and spend time with Todd.  I went to the shack, caught up on emails and did some other online business.  Lunch then Todd helped me in the shop.  We took the mower deck off the tractor and put on the plow blade.  Then took the tractor over to the house and put the battery conditioners on the golf cart and the tractor.  Kathy went shopping so we helped with groceries.  Then out to the Mexican restaurant for dinner.  Dessert at Dairy Queen and home.  Helped Kathy with some cooking.  Then usual evening routine.

12/04/21 – Saturday – Up at the usual time and chores around the house.  Cleaned up and went into Louisville to the Palace theater.  Saw Chloe perform in the Nutcracker.  Home with a stop on the way to pick up flowers for Chloe.  Julie, Mike and the kids came over for dinner then we had Christmas with Todd.  The Rice family departed.  We cleaned up some things.  Otherwise the usual evening routine.

Now the particulars:

First I promised to let you know about the audio project. Well I completed it on Monday. Here is the finished product.

Wednesday was the most productive day. Got Gary out for our hair cuts. Then came home and helped Kathy put up the outside Christmas lights. Sorry I don’t have a pictures but it’s been a busy week. Also got the replacement batteries for the UPS. It’s amazing that fresh batteries fixed the problem even though the old batteries tested good. Then in the evening, Kathy and I went to the Advent service at my church.

Thursday the real excitement started. We went to the airport and picked up Todd. Thursday evening we went to the Gausthaus German Restaurant for dinner with the Rice Family. Food was excellent as was the service and of course the company was amazing. Here are a couple pictures. I couldn’t get everyone in on one shot.

Mike and Julie came over to play cards with Kathy and Todd and to spend some time with Todd. I took the opportunity to hide in the shack and take care of some business and do emails.

Friday afternoon Todd offered to help me in the shop. We took the mower deck off the tractor and put the plow blade on. Much easier with two people. We took the tractor over to the house and backed it in beside the Golf Cart. Got everything hooked up to battery conditioners. All is ready for winter now.

Saturday was the hi-light of the week. Our grand daughter Chloe performed in an abbreviated version of the Nutcracker at the Palace theater in downtown Louisville. The dance troupe was from a school in Crestwood, KY and had kids age 8 to 18. It was amazing what these kids could do. We were not allowed to film or take any pictures during the performance but I’ll share what I have.

This is a very nervous Chloe outside the Palace before going in.

And here are some pictures that were snapped backstage and in the dressing room.

For those of you not from around Kentucky, the Palace theater is one of the oldest buildings in downtown Louisville. The last time I was there I saw Celtic Woman playing. Most of the big named performances are held there. The inside is beautiful and very ornate. I didn’t get any good pictures but here is what I got.

This is the curtain with a projection before the show.

Here is a very blurry picture of just one of the many ornate features inside the theater.

As I mentioned, we were not allowed to take pictures during the performance. Claimed it would distract the performers. But here are a couple pictures from the dress rehearsal.

And this was a very depressed Chloe leaving the theater. She was so upset that all the excitement was over.

Anyway, we were all so proud of her and her accomplishments. After the show we all went back to our house and Kathy made a Thanksgiving meal for Todd that we all enjoyed.

Well that’s it for this week. As always, hope this finds everyone safe and healthy. Blog at you again next week.

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