Papp’s Poker Palace

Papp’s Poker Palace In Need of Repairs

The man cave has been setup and electrified thanks for Matthew and his electrical skills acquired while working at Sloan Service Company. The only thing missing is the a/c unit put in the side of the walls.

The next phase will be rebuilding the shed with donations from the players based on the winnings that night we play. I would suspect that the major contributors will be Ken or Norm. Or there will be a hat passed around at the end of the evening looking for pity money to help an old guy (me) make ends meet to pay the mortgage on the shed.



Sail Away

This was my bucket list item for my ‘twins’, Matthew and Morgan, to go on a cruise with us before they went off totally on their own and would be too embarrassed to be seen with us on a vacation or for that matter anywhere!

We drove to Charleston to spend the night there before we boarded the ship on Monday morning with the port of calls being Nassau and Freeport. While in Charleston with the intention of walking around the old town and sightseeing, the only thing we saw were umbrellas that were trying to hold off the heavy downpour of rain that welcomed us to the city.

The cruise was relaxing with plenty of food and booze (just ask Matthew) along with excursions to the private beach

that the Carnival cruise line owns and then the Atlantis resort to have a round of drinks (I took out financing for 36 months without any finance charges.) 🙂

Matthew thought it would be fun to play Texas Hold ‘em on the ship where everything was digital: the dealer, the cards, the chips. Sadly for Matthew the money was real and lost about $400 over the course of the week. Then he decided to lose his lunch after a night out with some friends. Can’t win them all!

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Jesus Christ Superstar…

Was amazing to see and listen to on Thursday night. JesusChristSuperstarIt was surprising that the show was not sold out, but our seats were great and the singing gave you goose bumps. Standing ovations even during the performance not just at the end of the show!

We saw it on Thursday night at 730 and was approximately two hours with the intermission. Seats were great (just wish I had brought my others glasses for greater distance).

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Emerald Isle House Cleaning


Always looking to improve themselves and their surroundings, these fine young then ventured upstairs to tackle the bedrooms before the next chaperone arrives the evening of April 12th.  Shown in the image is what the room looked like after the young men finished with the first of the four bedrooms. I suspect house cleaning is not one of their strengths. Just sayin’.