Sunday, April 14, 2019

Up in the Air - Week of Apr. 8th

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo 

No truer words resonate more than with Michiganders.
With the grass beginning to show its green hue, yard work was on the agenda for the boys.

The breeze picked up on Saturday and with the blustery wind it was time to break out the kite.  It lifted so high so quickly, we almost lost sight of it!  Cam liked driving a bit with his kite connected to his chair and seeing it almost dance in the air.
The beautiful blue sky and puffy clouds put us all in such a good mood. 

It is thought that the earliest use of kites was among the Chinese, approximately 2,800 years ago. The kite was said to be the invention of the famous 5th century BC Chinese philosophers Mozi and Lu Ban. By 549 AD, paper kites were being flown — in that year a paper kite was used as a message for a rescue mission.

On Sunday, though, our blue skies and sunshine seemed like a lifetime ago.  In the early afternoon, the white stuff started coming down and didn't stop or let up at all.

It was an indoor project day and Chris fished around in the attic while online with Cam via technology so he could see his dad's movements above him.

We enjoyed dinner with our Raisch friends and it was a tough go even getting up the driveway with the slushy snow making it difficult.

We all thought that quite possibly it may have been the latest snowfall Grand Rapids, Michigan had seen.  We were quite mistaken when we looked up the information online.  It turns out that both Grand Rapids and Lansing, Michigan have seen snow 10 times in May.
Back in 1923, Grand Rapids endured 5.5 inches of snow on May 9th!

Camology Quotes:

Cam loves working with his dad on any project.  Apparently, some are more exciting than others...
When the pair had strung Cat 6 cable from one end of the house to the other to test out connectivity, Jane was sitting in the living room and the boys were working in the hallway.
Isn't this fun? said Chris.  
"Yes, Dad."  (Chris proceeds to walk down the hallway)
"Mom, can I tell you a secret?"  
"Sure, Cam" said Jane.
"This isn't very fun."

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