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Second Son and I went to my parents’ house this weekend to help Dad with a few projects. Prima Donna Daughter was at her dad’s this weekend, so SS and I went out Friday night and came back last night. We got there about 6:30pm and spent a little time outside with Dad surveying the proposed projects (digging up rocks, lining the ditch at the end of the driveway with the dug up rocks, splitting the rest of the pile of wood up at the shop and stacking what we’ve split.)

We watched The Astronaut Farmer with Mom and Dad and then went to bed around 11. I woke up at 5am, but thought better of getting up at that hour, so I stayed in bed snoozing until about 7:15. I got up to go make some coffee and found that Mom was already up. Soon after, Dad got up, so I went and told SS the workday was about to begin. He got up not too long after that and we were out firing up the tractor by 8:30.

We got the rocks moved down to the end of the driveway and broke for lunch. Dad and I made a run to Burger King to get lunch and I went for a little hike in the woods afterward. I found the first evidence of new life in the woods poking up through the dead leaves and the coolest ‘seat’ at the base of a tree.

I’ll have to take Prima Donna Daughter to see that tree – she’ll think it’s cool, too, and will probably claim it as hers.