After the last two days of a relatively well behaved Rakes, all it took was one Saturday to make it seem like old times. Too cold to go out, his sister being at home all day, and his Dad left home alone for a few hours with all three was all it took before a three way battle between Ciera, Trot, and Rakes broke out.
Spending most of the day alternating between fighting and laughing, Ciera and Rakes finally reached a peace accord @ 8:00 tonight to watch "Minutemen" on Disney. I have no clue what it's about; all I know is it resulted in the two of them lying quietly in my bed, snacks in hand, until Rakes shuffled off to bed.
Don't get me wrong; he was still light years ahead of where he's been the past few weeks. Looks like this tying Star Wars Lego's into good behavior seems to be working. It's just the previous 2 days were like a cease fire in the 'Nam and today a few mortars were launched, just to remind us that peace is a fragile thing.
Besides playing the role of the U.N. I spent a good part of the day checking on the Virtual Waiting Room window I had up at redsox.com. If you've never experienced this, I can only describe it as being at the Doctor's office and EVERYBODY else gets called back besides you. Funny thing is: whenever I try to buy Sox tickets to Baltimore it goes right through. Not when you're trying to get tickets to Fenway.
I had that stupid thing up from 10 this morning until 6 tonight, and NEVER got in. 'Course I could have missed some chances due to the fact that the best I could do was run up and down the stairs every 5 minutes and check it. I have NO idea how people do that year after year; I love being on the computer and it was about to wear me out.
12 games are already sold out and a bunch more are down to single seats, SRO, and obstructed view. On the FIRST DAY tickets went on sale. If I lived where I could go to several games a year, I'd have a bleeding ulcer by 1 in the afternoon and curled up in the fetal position by 4.
Good news is it looks we'll have about 15-20 different reprobates from Surviving Grady for at least one game during Tedapalooza, with some getting to go to all three. Which should make for quite the memorable time during my first trip to Boston.
Now: how am I EVER going to make it until May?
Building for Keeps
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