Friday, June 22, 2007

Father's Day

Most of the family met at Ed's House for Father's day, but we did miss David and his family as well as Susan and her family. It was great that Boby was able to make the trip with Riva.

This year as always we celebrated Grandpa's birthday (June 21st) together with Fathers Day. It was Grandpa's turn to get his version of the Hummel Monks. His dad was a railroad yardmaster and had a Railroad Watch. After he past away, Grandpa kept his fathers watch. Somehow over the year, it got lost. Perhaps it is with the Monks?

Anyway, for his birthday he got an FOB for keys or watch and for Fathers Day, he received a Hamilton Watch from the early 40's, which figured to be as close to his dad's watch as possible. The thought was it was a way to remember his father and my father. Railroads are part of our family and have been since the 1800's. The watch had been brought in to be serviced and is in beautiful condition. Today Grandpa has the watch proudly on display at his place.

Lila gave me (Ed) the complete DVD set for the documentary named "Planet Earth". I really enjoyed that series. I think it is the finest documentary on nature I have ever seen.

For lunch we had pulled pork that was made right here in our own home made smoker.

It was a great Father's day all around.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Sick, sick, sick

I (Ed) have been sick for the last two weeks with a deep chest cold. Got so bad, I was afraid of pneumonia, so I actaully went to Kaiser. Drink more water, cut out soda, even diet...etc. Still have quite a cough, but feel a bit better every day.

Last week, Lila managed get a terrible sunburn when she, her cousin Kike, Jacquie and Emily (who is with child) went to Santa Cruz. So while they had a wonderful time, including a sea lion brushing up against Kike, Lila brought back a terrible sun burn. Hopefullly her last.

We played poker Saturday night, but continued my streak of bad luck with pot limit hold'em. I'm looking forward to getting back to our No-Limit Hold'em tournements.

This past weekend, Ceci painted her roomTurquoise blue with a white ceiling. Paul, Ed and Lila put together a 315lb Armoire. What a beast that thing was! Cila is now completely moved out of the room she used to share with Ceci.

Mom (aka Grandma) came by the house on Sunday just before we started working on the house with a coffee cake. I don't think I have had her coffee cake in over 20 years. It was delicous. I need to Lila and Ceci to learn how to make it.

This coming Saturday we are going to play poker and Fathers day will be at our house at 3pm due to Carmen having to work that day.