Well, it didn't start out that well; we were stuck in slow-moving traffic for about an hour on 128. However, there was food, folks, and fun to be had at my dad's. He's put out a lot of bird feeders in backyard, and I got to see the misleadingly-named Red-bellied Woodpecker. O brought salmon burgers and a chocolate chess pie, both of which went over big. And that Pats won, which is always good morale for the household. And, in accord with my newly advanced age, I even got to nap for half an hour after dinner !