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Family Zoom Meeting and Birthday Party

Family Zoom Meeting

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Today was my sister Tara’s birthday and she set up a Zoom meeting for the entire family. We used that time to catch up and wish Tara a Happy Birthday. We had my parents on as well as my sister, Shelby and her kids plus Tara. With everyone spread out all over it was nice to do something like this so we could catch up. I think by the end of this the kids will learn how to behave while on a Facetime, Google Hangouts or Zoom call. Andy just has a very hard time staying still on the thing. We actually set up our island chairs to face the computer so that we could all see and the computer mic picks us up fine so we didn’t have to be right on top of everything. I think it worked out well.

Eva working on the BB hoop

Before and after the Zoom call I had a little project to work on. Our in-laws sent us a basketball hoop. Eva and Andy were both very interested in helping out with the assembly of the hoop. I got out my mechanic’s toolkit and showed Eva how to use the socket wrench. We worked together until the Zoom meeting and then again until around 11:45 when I had to go in for my daily LEGO livestream. There was a time right after the Zoom meeting where Eva took care of connecting the hoop to the backboard. She did a great job unsupervised. We loaded it up with water, we had no sand, and the kids were ready to get playing. So, while I did my livestream I could hear the kids having a great time using the hoop. I think they will be having a lot of fun with it as the weather continues to warm up.

Family BBQ Night

Family BBQ Night

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Each week during isolation we are trying to support a different local restaurant. This week we decided upon Chub’s Blue Pig BBQ. We’ve been fans of this BBQ joint for a long time. They run a small place and do a lot of take out. They have short runs of food and often sell out. They do a great job working with their social media to get the word out about all of their specials and when they run out of things. I saw that they were doing car-side service. You place your orders online and pay online and they will put your order in your car so there would be no contact. I pulled up, gave a call and popped my trunk. Jessica came out and put the food in the trunk. We waved and smiled. All good.

Picking up BBQ

After dinner we did FaceTime with Mimi and Dano. The kids called to thank them for a special delivery that arrived today, a basketball hoop. I had planned to bring the kids to a park to play, but that hasn’t happened. Instead Andy took a wire tomato cage and stuck it in the ground. The kids were using that to shoot their basketball. That wasn’t going to do. So, tomorrow we’re going to put that together and the kids will be playing soon enough in the backyard.