Monday, July 26, 2010

Softball Third Place

Monday, July 26, 2010

Third Place
Fuquay-Varina, NC - Softball Tournament 10U finished third place, the team received a plaque. The girls played 6 games 4 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. The first games started at noon (Sunday) with their game starting at 1:20PM. (Click on pictures to enlarge, click return button to return to post). All games are "timed" an hour & fifteen minutes, the "home team" only gets a turn at bat after that time if they are losing. They were taking water breaks, when needed Saturday & Sunday. Sometimes the field was cleared of players when they were getting water.

2010 10U Girls Team
High temperature of 102 degrees yesterday. The team had no games back to back today. Sunday they won the first game and lost the second. Both games were low scoring, but both teams they played had to play back to back games. Ariana front row second from Left.

2010 10U Girls Team, front row Taylor # 8 Ariana # 11 Paige # 7 Lulu # 1 Amber # 21

Standing Marissa # 6 Miranda # 12 Madison # 3
Rachhel # 52 Emily # 5 Bri # 9
Coaches Eric, Bill & Ryan

From the weather channel monthly planner, temperatures for Fuquay Varina, NC;  June, 24 of 30 days 90 degrees or above, July, 22 of 25 days 90 degrees or above, that is 46 days of 55 days with a high temperature of 106 degrees on the seventh of July. Another way Ariana was cooling down was using the (blue) ice bag on her neck in this picture. Her mother used it while Ariana was in the game.
Coaches Eric Ryan & Bill


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fuquay-Varina, NC - Softball Tournament

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Team Area

100 degrees today, moderate humidity. This year we are at 39 days temperatures above 90 degrees already, six more days to break the record. (Click on pictures to enlarge, click return button to return to post)

Softball Tournament weekend, hot and moderate humidity. First games today 8:00AM with our first game at 9:115AM. The fathers were here early for setup, & field preparation. We have a nice location with trees shade and canopy awnings setup together providing a nice environment in the heat. The little boy posse was gathering bugs in the picture.

This Tournament weekend is "local home" Tournament The Fuquay-Varina Bombs are the host's. In addition to softball, they are part of the property management team. Concession stand operation, collecting entry money and garbage patrol and field work. There are three fields at this location with other age groups 12U 14U (u = under) participating also.

Tracy, Cindy & Paco also were there for the afternoon.
Cindy & Paco
Bonnie & Christine
Ariana took one for the team, hit by the pitched ball. Later in the day I got these pictures, stitches on Ariana's arm, also Dad taking a picture. Four games today and cleanup after, a very long day in the heat. The last game of the day with the sun going down Christine & Bonnie watched some of the game from behind home plate. (Two red shirts)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hide from the heat

Friday, July 23, 2010

Team Picture
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Yesterday was a slow day hiding from the heat, 98 degrees again. Dry or wet, it was just plain hot, taking away your breath. This weekend it is a softball weekend here in Fuquay-Varina, NC starting with two games in the morning tomorrow. We went to Sanford, NC for a late lunch & to give Sally a drink, gasoline $2.529 there, cheaper than Holly Spring or Apex. Picture taken last month, Zane seated front row second one in from the right #136. Ariana standing in front row on the right first girl.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

99 degrees yesterday, low to moderate humidity. This year we are at 38 days temperatures above 90 degrees already, seven more days to break the record. From the above you can tell we did the same as yesterday.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sally gets new shoes

Monday July 19, 2010

Buster 2004 Sportscoach motorhome, diesel pusher.

Silver Sally 2006 Chevrolet HHR

Our car, "Silver Sally" yes we have named a few things in our daily life. We find it fun talking like it is a pet. So anyway Sunday after a rainy Saturday, thunder storm & lost power for a couple of hours, we are going to softball practice, the right rear tire was low on air, I had to put some in. This got me to thinking maybe it's time to get some tires. The fronts we replaced last year when we were here in North Carolina after I cut the side wall of the right front (27,844 + 8,879 towed = 36,723 miles). of the three  remaining tires I had them put the best two on the rear. Today is the day to replace the rear tires (43,440 + 18,099 towed = 61,539 miles) time to "retire". I had them put the new tires on the front & move the fronts to the rear.

We had a pizza dinner with Cindy & "Paco" on Monday evening.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


July... This catching up with what we have done is taxing my memory some. We have slowed down on some of the running here and running there taking more time to rest with Buster. We did do a "beach trip" with John Chris Ariana & Zane.

Tuesday the children had a swim meet very hot long evening. Wednesday the 7TH we drove with Sally and John drove the family in the pickup (4 wheel drive) at the beach Sally got parked in a paved lot and we all loaded into the pickup to take everything out to the waters edge, a lot easier. While there we visited Fort Fisher civil war museum. Thursday evening we took in a minor league baseball game coming back Friday. (That's Ariana gogles & pink cap)
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 For some reason I cannot explain the camera was there resting, no pictures and the computers stayed with Buster.
Cindy was kind enough to visit with Merry (Miss Kitty) at Buster both evenings while we were at the beach.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mexican Train

We have gone to Cindy's bringing and making dinner for her so it's ready when she gets home from work. (On her birthday also.) We did play some "train", (domino's game "Mexican Train") at Christine & John's home. We also play train at Cindy's.

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George & John

 Ariana Cindy Bonnie


Cindy our (third) daughter has her birthday this month, we were told by Christine she is planning a surprise dinner at P F Chang restaurant on the 26TH for Cindy we called Christine that day to find out what time to meet at the restaurant. Christine said we will meet at here house 5:15 PM, and drive there together. Would you know we arrived early and screwed up everything. I told bonnie 5 and we should be there on time. We arrived about 4:30 PM, and the surprise was on us, as we drove into there street I saw my older sister Irene run across the driveway into the house and Christine came to the car to talk to us and Cindy's car was there. That did not make sense to me as Cindy lives closer to the restaurant than Christine and it nice of Irene to come to Cindy's dinner. Well the dinner was for George & Bonnie 45TH Anniversary which was in May. (Click on pictures to enlarge, click return button to return to post)

Cindy & Paco
Another couple came, Ed & Laraine Falkiewicz, on long island Cindy & Christine were on a track team and Ed was the coach, the are living in Raleigh now. This was the first time they came over to Christine's house, and it was a fine evening.


Ed & Laraine Falkiewicz

Softball... June

Ariana 9 playing in a 10 and under softball league, tournament weekend two hour drive from Holly Springs to Kingston, NC (we spent two nights there in a Motel) it was 5 game tournament, 3 Saturday and 2 Sunday. And that was their record, win Saturday and lost Sunday. Very hot weekend on the fields.
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group picture Ariana standing third from the left. Ariana # 11

June Con...

Lorain, Chistrines Exchange student, there was a party at Christine's house then she flew to New York for a week meeting her mother, aunt & grandmother. Lorain & her mother came back for a week visit in North Carolina, and a trip to the beach. We only went to swim practice's in June, their swim meets are Tuesday nights and the first three meets are away meets, parking there is not good.

Pictures, left Lorain and Holly Springs friends, other exchange studients had returned home.

right Bonnie & Marie, Lorians mother and sheet cake

Monday, July 19, 2010

June 2010

July 18, 2010
June was a busy month, Buster after ten days moved from my daughter Christine's driveway to Dickens RV Park Moncure, NC, 50 amp (no meter) monthly and 18 mile drive from each daughters place. There is always a lot going on here. Softball & swimming teams practice, visiting and then a softball tournament weekend. Zane turned five in May will attend school in August had a graduation from pre-school. Cindy had a girl friend she grew up with on Long Island, down for a long weekend & had a birthday this month.

The whole month of June was above average temperatures, little rain and what rain there was did not effect any planned activities. Most days were into the 90's and some 100's, but the humidity was lower than Florida. In May when we were in Florida & Alabama the temperatures were lower but the humidity was up so the discomfort was different for each, we knew it is SUMMER. This June was like July of the past two years.

top picture Donna Cindy Ariana
pool Ariana pink cap
Ariana & Zane
Ariana at short stop