I think we really need something like this at my office, at work. If you can’t afford the space for a full on Thunderdome, this might be the next closest thing to use for settling disputes.
Mid-morning today, I was down in the basement with Kirt helping to set up the Super Chexx machine. For all the time I’ve spent playing this game, this was my first time actually touching the puck (pretty cool).
As part of his Xmas gift, Kirt got Jackson a Super Chexx hockey game. I played one of these a decent amount as a kid, growing up in arcades. And it was fun to see one of these guys in person again, after all this time. I was working remote today, but was able to help Kirt move this from…
Google Maps led us to a Jo-Ann’s in a mall area, but the route we took ended up going to a very dark (and seemingly closed) entrance. The whole mall, in fact, looked not just closed – but haunted and closed.
Driving through the parking lot, it felt like we were in the opening 10 minutes of a horror movie.
Going out for a big meal like this is not something we normally do. But then again, an 80th birthday isn’t something that happens all that often, either.
Late in the evening, several of us took turns in the basement to wrap up Christmas gifts. With three families to celebrate with, we’re doing Christmas slightly early here tomorrow, so tonight’s the big night.
Around the tree in the sitting room, Kirt had set up an old model train track. The train cars themselves were all pretty substantive, and suggested to me this was an old set.
We rolled into Detroit a bit later than we planned, but the nice thing (and the thing I’ve een struggling to remember) is that we are officially on our holiday break. There are no strict schedules, and no timelines beyond the ones we wish to keep. If we’re running a little late, then so be it – we’ve got the time (which is still a novel concept).
Kirt, showing off his new socks – comfortable, warm, and full of utility.
I didn’t take a ton of photos today. But it was a slow, relaxing, lazy kind of day – so that may have contributed to it.
Liz, getting some quality time with Sandy.
The ladies, checking out some family photos on Tricia’s laptop. For some reason, my iPhone added this extra blur/gauze to things and this looks like a ridiculous stock photo.
After arriving, we got a tour of the new place. And ended up in the basement, watching a bit of TV. We ended up sitting at the basement bar, watching the second half of “It’s a Wonderful Life” – which was a nice thing to do, as we were visiting for our “Early Christmas” celebration.