I've got a nasty cold that started yesterday. I hate being sick on a holiday.
the den nears completion, we've gone back to work on the sheds. The lower
one now has the inner walls in place. The upper one is getting the
extra insulation it needs.
The den now has the stairs, the floor,
all the shelves and most of the trim. The antenna is up, and we hung
the TV on the wall and hooked up the antenna last week. We now have
access to two states' worth of public television signals (Mississippi
and Alabama) and some junk. Reception is intermittent, but we're still
working out the optimal combination of position and equipment.
toddler would watch PBS Kids all the time if he could, and we've had to
start finding out-of-reach places to leave the remote. The preteens
are more laid-back about it, although the 11yo never misses a chance to
watch anything that's on. We're still mostly watching our DVDs and
downloads, although Nova was a spectacular hit.
Today we hooked up the Wii for the first time, with Mario Kart, Boom Blox Bash Party, Just Dance For Kids,
and four Wiimotes. Thank Goddess I didn't start them off on any more
complicated control system. The toddler threw a temper tantrum whenever
anyone tried to put on a non-racing game, and the 13yo threw a tantrum
because she insisted on understanding everything inside and out before
she made a single move. She complained that her siblings were pushing
buttons at random. I pointed out that was a legitimate form of
experimentation. The resulting explosion was not pretty.
girls sworn up and down they're going to get up extra early in the
morning to master the Wii before the toddler wakes up. We shall see.