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Happy Thanksgiving

Last year we weren't sure we'd have another Thanksgiving with St. Robert. We call him St. Robert because he's been married to my sister for almost 40 years. Two years ago he was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. This past July 5th he received a lung transplant at Stanford University Hospital.


Sometimes we feel helpless as to how we can help with finding the cure for diseases. Besides our money we can donate computer processing time so that important research can be done.
I first heard about folding@home from my daughter and son in law, they run it on their Sony Playstation 3®

This is copied from the folding@home web site.

"Folding@home is a distributed computing project -- people from throughout the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer takes the project closer to our goals. Folding@home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems millions of times more challenging than previously achieved.

What have we done so far?
We have had several successes. You can read about them on our Science page, on our Awards page, or go directly to our Results page."

I'm donating time on my desktop computer. I'm not using it while I'm at work and I work from my laptop most of the time anyway.

We gathered at Margie and Robert's home. This is where we traditionally have Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.
Margie set up a crafts table for the children off to the side of the living room, there they could play and occupy themselves.


Cool looking race car, good job!


The sideboard and dessert table. Annie was thrilled with the good deal she got on the pumpkin soup tureen at Harry and David. It was on sale and with the coupon she had it was only $14.00.  She made the most delicious pumpkin soup to go in it.


Annie is our dessert queen and sets up the nicest dessert displays.


She made squirrel cookies and look, they are holding nuts. How cute is that.


Pumpkin cheesecake.


I made a Goat Cheese Torte the cranberry sauces and the salad. The goat cheese torte is everyone's favorite. As you can see I need a lot of help with layering. Heck, it doesn't last long enough to notice anyway.


Snacking before dinner.


Watching Paul's racing video.


ooohhhh!!! that's good.


Busy prepping.


Steve's mashed potatoes were done so he and Brenda kept us company as we were finishing up our dishes.


Margie doesn't cook, she really doesn't cook. She says she's in charge of the ambiance. I'd say she does a good job of it.



Time to be seated for dinner.


Come on, lets get seated, what's the holdup.


For what we are about to eat, let us be truly thankful.


Fresh blueberries off the salad make great eyeballs.


No,no,no,no. Great Uncle Mike tries to steal some blueberries.


Sat around the fire letting dinner settle before we ate some dessert.


Every Thanksgiving we can all be together is the best one yet.