Monday, April 6, 2020

Scary Lava Cake

It's Tuesday afternoon.  I have some time to myself so I figured I would get this out of the way.  It's really nice outside.  Almost 70 and sunny.  It's Spring Break!  Not only are we supposed to be in Florida, but today was the day we were going to see my cousins from Israel.  Total bummer.  Frontier did give us our money back so that's something.  I'm sure they didn't want to do that.  Back to last Sunday.  March was a really long month.
 Aden put together a ferris wheel.  

 The six of us piled into the car and we took a long drive.  The little ones slept.  
 New Hope was quiet.  
 We drove along the Delaware River north of New Hope.  It's a pretty drive but a few of us got a little car sick.  
 We saw some cows.  
 I made a slow cooker lava cake.  
 Eli was scared because of the word lava.  He would not get near it.  It was yummy.  
 We got ready for virtual learning.  
 I got a keyboard for Ariel's iPad.  
 Ariel took some selfies.

 This is funny.
 I facetimed with Jason and got to see the new dog.  

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Lucy's Mask

It's Sunday night and I'm watching American Idol.  These are still the taped shows.  What are they going to do when they run out?  They can't do the live shows.  Well, that was a pretty quiet weekend.  Today was really nice so we spent most of the day outside.  Saturday wasn't as nice.  Even though we weren't thrilled doing the virtual learning last week, it at least gave the kids some structure.  This week is strangely enough Spring Break!  What are we going to do with them?

These are from last Saturday.  Even poor Lucy has to wear a mask!
 I went food shopping before 8am.  The market was quiet and they had mostly everything we needed.  I spent $400!  But it's now 8 days later and we are just starting to get low on stuff.  
 Yes, I had to wipe down everything.  

 Look what I found in my garage.  I know the hospitals really need them and I was going to donate it but it's only one and what if one of us needs it to take the other to the hospital?
 We started to play this but none of the kids wanted whipped cream in their face!

 Art class!
 Some people are doing this on their driveways.  So cool.  

 Aden had been watching rated R movies and now is reading Stephen King.  We give up.  
 Nighttime fun.  
 I'm really not sure what the kids were doing here.  

Thursday, April 2, 2020

2020 Cancelled

It's Thursday night.  Somehow we have made it through almost 3 weeks of quarantine.  Three weeks down, so many months to go.  The CDC is now saying we should wear masks when we leave the house.  Great.  Today we hit 1,000,000 infected and 50,000 dead across the world.  The death rate had been around 1%, now it's at 5%.  Scary.  Ok, enough virus talk, back to last Thursday.  Our neighbors had a flood at their house.  Our friend came over to wash all their towels that got wet.
 It was nice to see Adam who you might remember was Amy's prom date!
 Back on the seesaw.

 Then back to sliding down the steps.  
 Not so safe.  
 Ariel drawing her little brothers.  
 Our baby cousin Serena from Boston.  
 We had some sad news.  Our cousin from Israel died.  We first went to Israel for my Bar Mitzvah.  Zeev was my grandfather's first cousin and looked just like him, it was crazy.  We have seen them in Israel and the US over the years.  We were supposed to see their kids and grandkids next week in Florida but that isn't happening.  I look at him now and see what my grandfather might have looked like at this age.  RIP!

 On Friday, we tried Osmo race cars.  That was fun.  

 In the afternoon I was walking through the kitchen and noticed the table was covered in water!  Looking up I saw the ceiling dripping right under our bathroom.  I ran upstairs to find water around the tub.  It seemed to be coming from the faucet.  

I found the access, but the water cutoff was several feet away from that tiny hole.  

I quickly shut off the water.  You can almost make out the shut offs.  No way to reach. 
 I called a plumber.  He wanted $300 just to come out.  I sent him pics and he said he probably wouldn't be able to do anything anyway.  You might have to break through the wall to get to the shutoffs.  Thankfully, my handy neighbor saved the day.  He tightened and sealed the faucet and it seems to be holding.  Saved me $300 but we will have to get it replaced one day.  
 Aden tried wine.  
 Then bourbon.  
 He hated both!
 Bev came to visit but didn't come in.  

 On this note, have a great weekend!