We still need to clean up the yard because it started snowing before I could rake all the leaves last year. Plus there’s still a big bare swath in the backyard from the sewer work that was done last year. O took out a bush from the side yard that didn’t look too good last year, and the thing barely had any roots to it. Yikes !
Yesterday my sister and my mother came over to see the kids. We went over to the playground at the Brackett School, which is near the top of a hill and has a big slide built into it, which S0 absolutely loves. There’s also a great view of Boston from the there, and the cloud movement was very dramatic when viewed from there. This was also S1’s first time at the playground and she had a great time. After that we had some takeout Chinese, then O came home from the sports bar (Maine lost, oh well).
I also replaced our broken DVD player; there was a good deal on a Pioneer DVD changer at Strawberries, a record chain, of all places. There’s a video arcade next to it in the mall and they were playing the Flaming Lips, of all things. I guess that’s a good omen ! Anyway, now armed with the necessary hardware, I undertook the massive task of watching the two discs of Fellowship of the Ring/Lord of the Rings DVD supplemental material over a few nights. Very impressive; it’s more like an exercise in world-building than movie-making.
BC vs. Cornell is going into second overtime…