Saturday, September 1, 2018


A few pics of the pup. First two are of how she is when she wants rubs. Last two are on what she thinks is her couch.

Friday, August 31, 2018


On a small scrap of paper Chimo doodled this little scene (blown up here a little so it can be seen).

Monday, August 20, 2018


Chimo and I attended the Lady Gamecocks defeat of College of Charleston 2-0. Fun game. Last event together before start of his senior year. We will attend future games, as we both had a great time and the game was fun too.

Friday, August 17, 2018


New haircut for the upcoming school year. Chimo will be a senior. Here he is ready to head out for a beach trip to the lowcountry with the Scout troop.

Thursday, August 16, 2018


Got a great deal on beef knuckles, and there was one very delighted puppy in the house. This one was huge, and I thought she would be working on it for a long time. She looked up at me as if to say, "Silly human. Watch me!" And my goodness she went at that thing like a rabid beaver on a new stand of aspen. All I could hear for hours was the thump of her tail and gnashing of teeth. This morning, only about a quarter of the bone was left.

Sunday, August 12, 2018


Chimo wanted to go to Atlanta, so we went to see the tall buildings, which he is fascinated with. Got up early and motored over, and indeed there were tall buildings. First we visited the Atlanta Zoo. Though a nice place, it was smaller than we expected. I think Riverbanks has more, but I liked that is well shaded. And they have pandas, a first time for me. The red panda exhibit was closed though. Then we drove into the city and walked around. We traveled up 72 flights to the top of the Westin (which caused me some anxiety) with great views of the city. Chimo was really enjoying himself. The two restaurants we had hoped to eat at were not open until 4 (though one clearly offered a lunch online). Had a burger in the end. Then came the biggest disappointment. After paying for subway tickets we arrived at the High Museum to find that they had closed their permanent collection. I don't understand them closing the whole thing, but what can you do? They wanted the same amount of money, but for only two lesser exhibits, so we passed. We walked around downtown again, got caught in the gathering of fans heading to concert. On the way home we visited Clemson. We liked the grounds, but thought most of the buildings kind of boring and bland. At dinner we had a nice waitress. It was nice for a day trip anyway.

Monday, July 30, 2018


Chimo just finished a week at Boy Scout Camp in the North Carolina mountains. He qualified for his certification for Lifesaver, and spent most of his week on the waterfront. Here are a few pictures I snipped from the troop's website.