Day 317, Happy Mother’s Day..

Today is Sunday May 13, 2012. Mother’s Day in the USA.  Tonight two of our three children are home for the summer. The oldest has been home since December. He finished up his last college class last week. Tomorrow he plans to go to the community college and get an official transcript and mail that off so he can get his Diploma. DS2 came home after dinner with a car full of stuff. He was lucky to have help unloading his stuff.  He had a long day that began with him locking the keys to his car in the trunk of his car.  He could not find a remote trunk release and did not know how to fold the rear seats down so he called Allstate Roadside Assistance. They sent some out who helped him get his keys out of the trunk. After that he performed with the Marywood Orchestra at the university’s 2012 graduation.

My DW got a Kindle Fire for Mother’s Day. I was not sure how she would like the gift. I wouldn’t mind getting one, but she is far more practical than me. She was thrilled to get it. I had opened the box beforehand and had charged the battery, configured the WiFi and added a few apps for her. The best part about her Kindle Fire might be that I got her a pink case. This should discourage the children from borrowing it. I was dismayed to find out that the Kindle only can download apps from Amazon. A quick web search showed me a workaround. Thankfully, the USB cable for my cell phone works with the Kindle Fire. I can download Google Play or any Android apps to my phone. Share the download via Dropbox to my computer. I can then plug the USB wire into the Kindle and copy the installer onto the Kindle from my computer. Finally, I can browse for the installer and run it installing the app. Ok, I know, I lost you at hello. Simple enough to do.

Breakfast was Eggs Benedict. Our favorite breakfast. We went food shopping this morning. There were people out driving everywhere. It was a good day for over the river and through the woods.. Today was sunny and nearly 80 degrees.  After food shopping we ate lunch watching college lacrosse. Then I went outside to water plants and do some chores. A farmers work is never done during the growing season. All I need is a tractor and some bib overalls.  And maybe a hat. Dinner tonight was marinated flank steak and corn on the cob.

All in all, a pretty nice day (if I say so myself). Tonight’s pictures are from various things that happened today. The captions will explain.  Enjoy!