Nothing can describe the thoughts that were in my mind when I saw that despicable thing. Slithering through the long grass waiting. Waiting for its next meal to appear in its evil eyes. Who know what it would strike down or who. One bite would cause unbearable pain and suffering for its victim. Nobody would be able to stand the pain, screaming and yelling just one word, help……..
To be continued…….
Last Saturday when we went to the gym to play games we played Hockey!!!!!! The 9 other guys actually did pretty good for the first time. Too bad I couldn’t score that much (that wouldn’t be fair). But I got dad pretty good. Mwa ha ha ha ha
The night before, we went to Big Five Sports Store to get some more sticks and balls. We went to the storage bin to get our sticks. After a little bit of showing the guys how to hold their sticks, we started. They were different from any other group that we have played with because the just went crazy. They weren’t that good at stick handling or shooting but they rushed at you swinging their stick at the ball. It was really fun and I think they had fun too.
My battery that came with my old MP5 that I am using in my newer MP5 is getting old and not holding its charge. So I did some research and I decided that I needed a LIPO battery. My friend from Lethbridge, Aaryn, is coming to visit and and we want to do Airsoft together and we need a extra gun. I need a battery to run the extra gun. I wanted a Lipo and there were not many choices because I wanted a standard one that wasn’t complicated because I have never used one before. Here are some differences between a Lipo/ Lithium Polymer and a NiMH/nicklemetalhydrate battery:
1. They last longer at least the one I’m getting.
2. They are much more powerful than nicklemetalhydrate (NiMH) and nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries
3. They have nearly double the capacity with half the weight of NiCd or NiMH battery packs.
4. They retain charge significantly longer than NiCd or NiMH batteries when not being used.
5. They do not develop a “memory” as NiCd batteries do.
1. A LiPo is kinda dangerous when it’s charging. They have a enormous amount of power in a tiny space and can explode if over-charged. But the one I am getting has a charger that has a automatic shut off and when the battery is fully charged it will cut the power.
2. If they get below 2.8 Volts they will not work any more but we can get a little chip for $15 that we can put on the battery so if the battery gets to 3 Volts it will beep and you know you should charge it.
The one I picked LIPO comes with a charger and a fire proof bag to charge it in. It is 11.1V. Voltage means the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity the circuit. wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn.
It has 1,500 mAh which means milliamps. This is a rating for batteries. The higher the milliamp rating, the longer the cell can provide power and it will stay charged for a lot longer that the one that I have now www.rcnitrotalk.com/rc-terms/. Once we get it we will be ready for Aaryn’s visit.
After 8 months of not holding a hockey stick, the boys will once again be shooting, passing and running. We’ve found enough hockey sticks that we can attempt to play tomorrow at our Just for Fun time.Last Saturday, we had 9 boys, including Levi and Caleb. Dwayne, Preston and another dad threw the dodgeball around too. Once they picked teams and the last two on the bench were the dads I thought that was cute. One young man shows up in a cowboy hat and cowboy boots, takes off his hat, takes off his boots, puts on his gym shoes and has a blast. We loved his enthusiasm and energy and showing us how hockey crosses all types of boundaries.
It’s the last weekend of spring break, so there probably won’t be too many boys show up, and we thought that it’d be a good time to try and see if the ones that do show up would be interested. Plus, we still hadn’t gathered many sticks together. We found our in the storage bin and found a couple more at a store, so we are going for it. Never thought I’d be this excited about floor hockey. Caleb can’t hardly get to sleep, between the fireworks happening in the sky and the thought of blasting some rubber ball up against a concrete wall. Fortunately, Levi can sleep through anything once he is asleep.
Tomorrow will hold some sweet times for the Harapnuik’s and, we hope, the others enjoy the sport as much as we do.
After a fabulous afternoon of streaking lightening and roaring thunder, the rain has begun it’s filling up of the streets. We are always amazed at the power and beauty of the clouds and rain. Caleb is videoing at the moment. He should be asleep, but with action like this happening in the sky, he’s too excited.
Oh, the benefits:
1. Have little counter space, so things are put away as I use them!!
2. Little floor to sweep.
3. Little floor to wash!!
4. Excuse for not cooking up a storm. But…
5. No excuse for not cooking well
I am making a few dozen cookies for the science fair coming up soon and thought I’d bake on a day that was suppose to be cool. The sun’s been peek-a-boo though, so it’s still heating up in here. Note to self: stick with tried and true chocolate chip instead of trying to reinvent the wheel with carmel bits that just stick to the cookie rack while cooling. Must be a solution and Caleb thought of it. Let it cool on the counter on the parchment paper and peel them off. Works like a charm.
Another batch ready for the oven. Must say after 5 days without sugar, eating cookie dough to test sure causes an awesome sugar rush. Maybe a nap on the couch while this batch cooks might be a good idea. Thought: my English profs would slash and burn this for all the incomplete sentences. Good example of how not to, for Levi and Caleb
Have a good weekend.
Two days ago someone knocked on our door. I opened it and there stood my friend from Sunday school and his mom that live the next floor up. They asked if I wanted to look after their four month old kitten, Daisy, and since I like cats and want one, I said yes. The bad thing is they want to pay me $50 to do it for one week. WOW
It is easy to take care of her. All I have to do is go upstairs and give her food and water once a day but go up two to three times a day just for fun.
Daisy is gray with black stripes or black with gray stripes HMMM I don’t know but the pictures will tell you. They are not that good because every time I brought out the camera she went for it HAHA. Here’s some pictures.
Her favorite toy is a red ball with brown and black feathers.
She will pounce on any thing that moves except people.
I have five days left so I have to make the most of it.
Preston came here for a few days and this is what we did with him.
Make blue cornbread
Scared the cahooties out of me.
Built cool things out of lego.......
......and getting stuck on the butt of a big armadillo
ewww..... he should pick his nose more often
ahhhggg..... he got back at me for that.
played dodge ball.
Ah, I must say, I really love boys. I love the ones God gave me and the many that we have in our life because of the ones God gave me. While in Edmonton, we learned from the best, Mr. Barney, how to provide a place to run and play and disciple the boys of Clareview. While in Lethbridge we missed the opportunity, so UDAC was so good in allowing us to play floor hockey in the gym every Saturday morning to whom ever wanted to show up. It was a blast with almost as many dads as boys. Now, we are missing it again. We found a gym, we found the boys, now we need to find equipment.
I called the huge sports store in Abilene.
“Do you have any hockey sticks?”
“Are you out of stock?”
“No, we don’t carry them”.
Dwayne suggested we find broken ones outside the arenas and fix them….oh, no arenas. Ummm…now what. I found a store that had a few in their clearance bin, and they even had nets but not in our price range. As we chatted with a few people about the search, a lady responded that her husband played on a roller hockey team and still has his goalie equipment and stick. Wahoo! But no extra sticks to be found.
So while we continue the hunt, we are starting the “Just for Fun Sports” this Saturday, 10 -11:30 and we’ll play a bunch of different games to fill up the time until we can get enough hockey equipment. Preston doesn’t know it yet, but he’ll be at the ever Just For Fun Sports in Abilene.
(Oh, and maybe from there we will take him to the “Rattlesnake Roundup” happening in Sweetwater this weekend; a cultural experience I’m told.) www.rattlesnakeroundup.net/main/modules/page/