September 25, 2016


C-man's team won 6-0 yesterday. It was a nice defensive battle, and C-man definitely did his part. As the head of defense, Beerman sure was pleased with the outcome.

In other news, today is my 10  year anniversary at work. I don't know how I feel about that. On one hand, I'm grateful and secure and happy. On the other, I never expected to be in one spot for that long, and wonder if I should be disappointed. It's a strange feeling.

And now, Go Pack Go.

September 23, 2016


It's the end of the week. So I'm flashing back to an oldie but goodie. Have a great weekend, all. We'll be playing football and resting up all the sickies in the house.

September 20, 2016

Marching on

C-man's still sick. I'm slowly recovering. Tuesday marches on.

September 19, 2016

Glamorously living

C-man is sick. I'm hoping it's not strep, but he can't talk. I'm sick, but getting better. Although I'm all filled with stupid hives. Ah, the glamorous life. Here's to a good night's rest ahead.

September 17, 2016

Highs and lows

I seem to have caught a cold. Imagine that, after being with thousands of people, many of whom were sick, and then forced to sit in an airplane for 3 hours. Oy. I hate colds. But, it didn't slow down C-man's KnightCats 7th grade team for the win. He even got a couple carries of the ball, because they were ahead. And now, it's time to put it in relax.

September 16, 2016

Raccoongate 2016

In what I'm dubbing Raccoongate 2016, I raced up north yesterday after Cousin Chad informed me there was a problem.

The hive on the left completely broke apart, and the bees swarmed. Which means they gorged on all the honey they'd stored, left a few behind, and took off to lands unknown. Damn. There are some bees left, but it seems a laying worker has taken over and is laying drones. I put it back together, but am doubtful there's anything left to salvage.

The hive on the right did such a great job gluing their boxes together with their propolis that it was mostly intact. The top super and cover was tossed, but otherwise, they appeared to be okay. I pried the boxes apart, turned it right-side up, and said a little prayer.

I went through the two back hives, and both appear to be doing well. I pulled a super off the hive on the left, as it's time to start decreasing their space as we head into winter. I'm unsure whether I'll harvest it or just give it back in Spring. But for now, it's fine in a tub in the basement.

And now, it's time to head into the weekend. Hope you enjoy yours!