I'm tied for 10th place out of 84 brackets. I have 13 of 16 Sweet 16 teams left and ALL eight Elite Eight. Next Thursday and Friday will really make or break my bracket, along with a lot of others I'm sure. But, I feel like I'm in pretty good shape.
That's what I thought when I arrived home tonight. The gate to the side yard was open and our ~7 foot tall fence looked like a tree had fallen on it. Only, there is no tree. It had been bent down so the top part of one section was about 18" from the ground with a kink in the tubing. The chain link part was creased about a foot from the ground, as if something heavy had landed on it and it had been broken off from one of the support poles. The latch on the gate was bent, as if someone had forced it open without moving the latch up. Amy arrived home a few minutes later and was equally puzzled.
Finally, we went inside and Amy discovered a note taped to the front door.
Yeah, that explains a lot. Tomorrow, Amy's going to call and find out if they caught the person and who is going to pay to fix our fence. I'll try to get some photos as well.
Last night I spent a 3 hours non-stop working my ass off. The result? A 3 door, 3 room snow fort that could fit at least 10 people pretty comfortably. I just hope it survives until our party Friday night. Supposed to reach almost 50 on Saturday, so it'll probably collapse then. :/
We did a lot today, but it didn't feel rushed and it was perfect weather and an awesome day.
We: -woke up late, around 10am. -walked through the neighborhood cemetery, the oldest in the city, for the first time. -walked to the West Fulton business district and visited a bunch of antique shops -went to cut down our gigantic Christmas tree, our now traditional blue spruce, for $18. -somehow managed to get the thing home (it was almost as big as our car! hahaha) -somehow managed to stuff it through the front door and get it vertical with friendly neighbor Tim's help. -went to see Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist at the 2nd run theater. -cleaned the kitchen!
When I say this tree is huge...it's frickin' huge! The base of the trunk is about 5 1/2" in diameter. I had to cut off a foot so that it would fit inside our 9 1/2' ceilings. And it must be at least 8 feet wide at the bottom. When we were cutting it down, it didn't seem that much bigger than last year's tree. But, then when I had to get help to lift it onto the car and it was spilling over the sides...that's when we realized that maybe it was a bit TOO big.
Tomorrow we get to decorate it, but we're worried we won't have enough lights! It will still be wonderful though! We'll figure it out.