To Do List

I took a vacation day today. Mostly because I wanted to get the kids where they need to be for trick or treating tonight, but also partly because I can no longer put off the painful deed…

My nemesis must finally be dealt with.


I dropped the kids off at school. Went home and made a little breakfast (and goofed around on the internets for a little bit) and then went outside to tackle the mountain of leaves in the front yard.

Two hours and one huge honkin’ mother of a blister between my thumb and first finger on my left hand later…

We really need to re-seed next Spring, eh? Also, that tree is probably ready to be taken down. I love it, but it looks about 66% dead.

Notice, of course, that I am only showing the front of the house. I have gone to great lengths to not show the opposite side of the driveway because… well… I still have about 1/3 of the Nemesis left to deal with. That’s going to have to wait until the weekend. Sorry.

Bonus picture:

I wonder what kind of animal living in the back yard wild kingdom left this behind? Probably one that just had a baby girl.


New (40 Year Old) Rush Song!

File this under “Greatest Thing Ever”.

Rush featuring original drummer John Rutsey, the 1974 performance of “I’ve Been Runnin’” at Laura Secord Secondary School in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Check it out, at the 3:55 mark you can see Neville Longbottom sitting in the crowd. How awesome is that??

I was about three years old when this was recorded. I had plaid pants, just like those kids did.