Sunday, March 18, 2007

Pinewood Derby Car

One of my sons is in Cub Scouts. He is a Tiger Scout. One of the fun things that is done in Cub Scouting is the Pinewood. We had made plans to go over to a friend's house to use his workshop. My brother was visiting from out of town and we dragged him along.
My son picked out the car design he wanted and cut it out. He came up with a innovative way of making sure we got the design on the car. He suggested we attach it to the car. So he used some spray glue and put the cut out design on the car. Then he cut it out with a table reciprocating saw. I helped his hands guide the blade for safety.
The next activity of the day was the sanding. My son sanded the car. Then we worked together to mount each tire for sanding.
The last activity of the day was to spray paint the car the base color, white.
There is still more work to do starting Monday to finish the car. It will be a lot of fun!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Spring Ahead?

Another fine day for a post! In fact, it was a fine day, weather wise of course. It was nice having the warm weather roll in after the long cold winter. I felt tempted to lose the jacket, but the weather is warming up, not the balmy 70+ degrees we all dream about.

Of course, like many others, my appointments in Outlook and on my PocketPC do not quite match the times they are supposed to occur. I am still trying to figure out what the DST fixes actually did for me.

D read a book today to the kids. They sure like stories. The kids really like it when I tell them the Prince John stories.

Prince John has the following friends: Thundar the horse, Kayu the giant bird, Whitestorm the wizard, and Slick the rogue. Prince John is a noble warrior who fights for all that is right. Thundar is is Prince John's trusty steed. Kayu likes to drop rocks on all the bad guys. Whitestorm the wizard uses magic to defeat his enemies and one of his favorite spells is to make his enemies dance! Slick sures likes to trick his enemies, set traps, and generally outwit his enemies, and likes to collect all sorts of jems. Of coures, Jed the friendly giantmonster is also a recent addition.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Chilly Winter- Where is Spring?

It is another chilly winter day, in March that is. The kids are sick and I am searching for hotels in Hawaii that do not cost an arm and a leg. I may be willing to give up an arm, that is still a lot. So many choices.

I can't wait for the warm weather to sweep through and then we can go outside and play. I have family in warmer places that don't have to worry about the colder weather or at least don't have it as long.

See the picture for what I would rather be doing right now.