The day after Christmas, Katie and Dan’s family headed over to Frankfort to hang out (and to have a post-Christmas dinner). On arriving, we all ended up congregating and hanging out in the kitchen for a long while.
In back, that would be Sebastian putting on his Darth Vader helmet. I wish I had some video/audio to share, because in addition to changing his voice… it also spits out Vader quotes. Which, coming from his short frame, was actually just hilarious.
Mostly what I know about deep frying turkey involves horrible YouTube videos of the process being done incorrectly. And usually there’s a bonfire near the end of these videos. So this was pretty exciting to watch.
We ended up walking from the house over to Francesca’s. And on our way… we passed by a house that was totally ready for Halloween.
The apple pie was delicious, as always. Final count: 22 (which interestingly enough was the same count from 2014).
I arrived later in the afternoon. I didn’t end up photographing many people, but there was definitely a rhythm to the way the sale worked. At certain moments, things were quiet and calm. And then out of nowhere, a few cars would pull up and nearly everyone would be busy talking with customers or answering questions.
On arriving in Frankfort on Easter Sunday, we found (to Liz’s great delight) that there was an egg hunt set up for us, in the backyard. In fact, the area spanned all three sides of the house (minus the front yard).
Our thought originally was that we would just bear the temperature drop, but the weather got to be too much for us. Despite the thermostat settings, the house just never quite warmed up. And it not only became cold, but uncomfortably so.
We arrived around 3PM, and spent the rest of the afternoon and early evening just hanging out with Bob and Julie. We had some drinks, opened some gifts, and whiled away the time until dinner. After traveling from Chicago to Atlanta to Chicago to Frankfort to Indianapolis and back to Frankfort… we were ready for a bit of a break.
After work, I headed down to Frankfort to help Bob move a few things. Originally, I was to help him deliver a custom advent display he created for Saint Elizabeth Seton Church – but by the time I arrived, he had already gotten someone to help transport the display inside.
Over the weekend, we were in Frankfort to visit with Bob during his recovery. Since we were headed there, Liz ended up bringing along some of her house plants, to keep in the basement (where Julie has many of her plants housed, during the winter).
Though Dr. Heath had some suspicious as to what this might be, he told me that none of the potential causes was “frightening.” Which is good, because in my head I was concocting up a whole slew of possible things (and all of them were frightening).
Liz and I went down to spend the day in Frankfort, with me hanging out with Bob and her hanging out with Julie. While the girls went off to go shopping for plants and things to put in our front yard, I spent my time helping Bob clean out the garage a bit – and running several errands.
Many months ago, Bob started on a side project where he was building a sign post for an old golf sign. Don, a friend of his, has a house that sits on the border of a golf course – and Don had gotten his hands on one of the old/original signs for one of the holes. But what he needed was a post large enough (and appropriate enough), to support the sign for his yard.
With plywood and starter down along the East side of the porch, Bob started to set up the shingles. While I helped cut some of the shingle pieces, I spent a lot of my time as a gopher. Given our movements from the porch down to the ground, there was a decent amount of tool and material fetching, throughout the day.