Ro drinking a red ale
Suzanne with a brown ale
Me with a local IPA
Socially distanced music appreciation

Enjoyed a beer or two at our closest brewery with my wife and mother in law. Good brews and nice music.

18

My stepson turned 18 recently. His idea of a great meal is sushi. Fortunately, that is also the favorite for both my wife and I. Our favorite place has our very favorite waitress, Maggie. We tip well because she’s the best waitress ever. The food was delicious as always!

Noah – the newest 18 year old
Sushi!
More sushi!
The best tuna around. Melt in your mouth delicious!
Relaxing in the spring sun

We are finally getting in the groove with our pup. Raine is a wonderful dog that needs special care. She is incredibly skittish, likely based on time long before we adopted her. We can only guess that she was kicked, never petted, not overly fed, and probably left out in the cold. She has finally started to relax, almost cuddling and wanting to use her paws to grab our hands to pet her more. Today, she finally “kissed” me with a lick that she had never done before. She “kisses” her mom but I was a no-go until today. They say it takes an adopted dog 3 days to get used to the house, 3 weeks to get used to the people, and 3 months to feel at home. I think it takes longer and Raine is finally home and feeling at home. Puppy love.

We added this lovely rescue named Raine to our family this week. Sweet as can be and coming out of her shell over the first five days. Raine is a quiet, Mountain Cur mix from TN that came through Big Fluffy Dogs Rescue (BFDR) and picked up in NJ on Tuesday. Lots of love for this gal!

Got the chance to see another ISS pass. It was just a 5 minute pass, start to finish, with actual visibility here of about 2 minutes. But, it ’s in space and it’s easy to see that I think it’s cool every time I see her!

Annual pre-winter driveway cleanup of grass that has creeped over the asphalt. Straight lines make snow blowing much easier!

Replacing window sash cords. First window took two hours. The second window, under 30 minutes. Thank you You Tube and “This Old House” replays!

Steve Alexander

Blossoming overnight, we actually can grow something without killing it!

Steve Alexander

End of Summer, Labor Day rib feast. From dry rub to smoker to grill to dinner. Delicious!

Roof replacement after years of dealing with water leaking after nearly every storm. Who knew we had actual holes in our roof?

Steve Alexander