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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.

St_robert

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.

Grandma_margie_at_craft_table

Cool looking race car, good job!

Race_car

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.

Side_board

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

Dessert_table

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

Squirrel_cookies

Pumpkin cheesecake.

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.

Goat_cheese_torte

Snacking before dinner.

Snacking_before_dinner

Watching Paul's racing video.

Watching_racing_tape

ooohhhh!!! that's good.

Cooks_in_kitchen

Busy prepping.

Nto_too_many_cooks

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

Snuggling_in_kitchen

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.

Tablescape

Table_two

Time to be seated for dinner.

Lets_get_seated

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

Whats_the_hold_up

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

Place_setting

Fresh blueberries off the salad make great eyeballs.

Blueberry_eyeballs

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

Nono

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

Fireplace_weather

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

 

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