Now Who is this gift for?
The tag says it is for Taylor, but do you think Pops has designs on it?
You have three guesses and the first two don't count.
It started out to be an inexpensive grocery store offering
for a pretty cool double bladed helicopter with a LED
light, which we got for her cousin. But then Pops said,
Let's go to the Hobby Shop!!
I went over to look at the "girl stuff" and when I came back
it was like the Geek convention. Here they were talking
copters, gear, flight paths, ranges, etc.
Ummm, this is a kid's toy
(A Big Kid's toy from what I am seeing)
It doesn't look like any helicopter I've ever seen.
That's because it's a Quad Copter, or in other words
This one did not come with a camera but can be retro fitted.
It works on a 2.4 Ghz, a frequency Tom is licensed for
through his ham radio license, which means he can ramp
up power, better transmitters, etc. Google has been
talking about experimenting using these for repeaters
rather than towers, amazing! These are similar to
what Amazon intends to use for package delivery.
He is going to set up obstacle courses and landing targets
once she gets good at it. Pops seems to be practicing
a lot, even when Taylor is not here!
He must be breaking it in for her.
We got some other really cool gifts this year .
The cats got me a travel acrylic paint set.
I also got some drawing pencils to go with it.
In addition to a pocket knift and thumb guard for whittling.
I have no idea if I will be good at this but
thought it would be fun to try, especially
as we spend a lot of time sitting around the fire
or on the covered porch in the summer.
There are directions for making tiny animals
as well as other handy things.
Our neighbor gave us a Mushroom Mini Farm!
She had tried one of her own and it grew right out of
the box. The photos were amazing, so pretty!
I'm looking forward to starting it.
Santa brought Pops an old time game,
he's always been fond of these things-
you know- how to unhook the horse shoes or
entwined nails or the peg games for tic tac toe.
Becky (my daughter) and Taylor (granddaughter)
Christmas Eve next door at my mother in law's house.
My daughter working as bartender.
Neighbors came to visit.
My brother/sister in law's mantle with the
required opossum among the stockings (???)
Kids by the fire
Mom was not here, the first time in years and years.
She is still recovering from her months in the hospital,
feeling much better and getting around the house
unassisted now. She spent the holiday with friends
back in Arkansas. We gave her a Google Nexus so she
has her email and Facebook right by her chair and
can keep up with messages and photos of the family
and friends. It also has Google Hangouts which is
similar to Skype but easier. We'll teach her to use that
and we can video chat.