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Saturday-Monday, October 1-3, 2005--
Went to Tim's today. Worked on my van. Fixed both of the front windows.
Then we went to church. On Sunday we went to Tim's and started working
on the boys' bunkbed. We got most of the work finished. Still need to
put more verithane on the wood. Found this interesting website on
View From The Pew, about Joel Osteen . . . . . . . . .
Friday, October 7, 2005
-- Dara, Ben and daddy went to the Great Valley Museum Observatory. Dr.
Lubke was there, as usual, with about 10 other people. The sky was too
cloudy to see anything, except for only a couple stars. We hung around
chatting for about 20 minutes, then left.
Saturday, October 8, 2005--
Dara, Ben and daddy went to Columbia for the Harvest Festival. We
got there about 7:30 a.m. Walked around Main Street. The vendors were
still setting up. We went to the Falloon Hotel and enjoyed our favorite
ice-cream. I had some kind of coffee ice-cream. They had strawberry
cheesecake ice-cream again! Then we went back to the rocks. Ben and
Dara spent over an hour climbing on the big rocks. We bought a copy of
the Declaration of Independence for Dara and the Constitution of the
United States for Benny. They wanted to have copies of their own,
because our Rutledge ancestors signed both documents!
Columbia mining town - Left photo: blacksmith shop on Main Street. Right: Dara on left, Vern on right, at site where some of the old mining equipment still stands, where the placer miners sought their fortune.
Columbia - Left photo: Dara on left, Ben on right. Right: Live band on Main Street.
Columbia - Left: Vern climbing rocks. Right: Ben inside wagon (far left), Dara standing on outside.
Columbia - Left: Dara at the Hungry Prospector hot dog wagon. Middle: Vern, eating the very spicy hot dog.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 -- Had one of the worst job
assignments I've ever seen in 16 years!! The students were so bad, that
several Campus Supervisors took the entire fourth period to In School
Suspension!! I got Benny signed up for the AWANA club. He seems really
excited about going to AWANA. The kids played a fun relay race before
class. I did some reading while waiting.
Friday, October 21, 2005 -- Dara, Ben and daddy went to MJC, for
the Mathemagics presentation, by Dr. Arthur Benjamin. Dr. Benjamin
showed lots of very cool math tricks. We missed the first five minutes,
because they started early. There were so many people there, that they
had to open up the adjacent room, with live monitors, where we sat. Dr.
Benjamin show lots of tricks for figuring out math. He even
demonstrated how he can multiply four-digit numbers, all in his head!
He showed some tricks with magic squares, squaring four-digit numbers,
again, all in his head.
Saturday, October 22, 2005
-- The three of us went to a teacher workshop at MJC for two hours this
morning. The boys really enjoyed the presentations on Friday and today.
Benjamin got to spend some time chatting with Dr. Benjamin. Benny
thought that it was really neat that Dr. Arthur Benjamin has Ben's
first name "Benjamin."
This morning, Dr. Benjamin demonstrated that he
could square a five-digit number, and also multiply two different
five-digit numbers, and all in his head! He did some of the same math
tricks we saw on Friday, and some new ones. One of his books will be
reprinted next year. I'm looking forward to buying a copy.
Modesto Junior College - Dr. Arthur Benjamin
at left. Benjamin Andrews on the right. Benjamin got the donut and
apple for the Math professor. Benjamin really enjoyed chatting with Dr.
Benjamin, and thought it was interesting that they shared the same
name, one being a surname, the other a given name. We saw Dr. Benjamin
on Friday evening and also Saturday morning. He did many amazing math
tricks, and showed us various methods that we can use to help figure
out very large calculations. Far right: Vern (photo by Dara).
MJC - Dr. Benjamin demonstrating more mathmagic. Middle: Benjamin
taking a rest. Right: Vern (another one of Dara's professional shots!).
MJC - Left: Ben in red, Dara on right. Right: Ben climbing the rocks!
Monay, October 24, 2005 -- Dara went to the youth group at Big Valley Grace for the first time today. He had a good time.
Wednesay, October 26, 2005 -- Saw a rainbow this morning at 8:25 a.m. Dara helped out with Ben's AWANA group. Benny really looks forward to AWANA.
Friday, October 28, 2005 -- Currently listening to KJ-52, newest album
Went to the Fruit Barn with Ben and Dara. They had lots of fun in the
big maze. We saw the emu again, this time sleeping with two hefty black
pigs. Both of the pigs were snoring! I've never seen or heard pigs
Fruit Barn - Left: emu. Right: emu sleeping with the two snoring pigs!
These two pigs really were snoring! I heard a noise that sounded like
snoring, but I didn't think that pigs snored. As I got closer and
investigated, sure enough, the two pigs were really snoring!! Other
people heard the sound and also were intrigued by the two snoring pigs.
Fruit Barn - Left: Benny looking at the animals with curiosity. Right: Benny climbing the hay maze.
Fruit Barn - Left: Ben in blue shorts and red shirt, at the hay maze.
Middle: Ben posing on top of one of the large white pumpkins. Right:
Benny running into the maze. Dara and Ben have lots of fun going into
the dark maze.
Fruit Barn - Left: Dara and Ben climbing on the jungle gym. Benny
sliding, as Dara watches. Dara and Ben climbing. Right: Dara made it to
Fruit Barn - Left: Dara swinging on the rope. Middle: Dara walking among the pumpkin patch. Right: View from the parking lot.
Fruit Barn - Left: Vern, at the Fruit Barn. Middle: Old wagon. Right: Two sleeping and snoring pigs!
Saturday, October 29, 2005
-- Went to church early today, to help out in the kitchen with making
coffee, tea, and bake the cookies. Nobody was there. I waited for about
15 minutes, while Ben and Dara played in the field, then we left.
Monday, October 31, 2005
-- Went to church for the Harvest Festival.
Big Valley Grace - Left: Benny playing ball at the harvest festival.
Middle: Dara hammering nails. Right: Benny playing with light saber.
Isaiah 26:3 -- Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind hath stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee.
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