We passed five years since my wife's first heart attack. It was an emotional day but we got through it. Knowing that things could have ended differently, but in the end it all worked out, definitely made the day easier.. On that note, the two year anniversary of the heart transplant passed. That was a great day, and we are looking forward to many more re-birthdays.
So, the Patriots won the Super Bowl - again. It never gets old. This one was special because of the way the game ended and the Patriot haters got shocked and awed with 20 seconds to play. On that note, get over yourselves Seattle fans. No one gave the game away, and New England didn't get lucky. Try to remember that the Patriots were ahead by 4 with your SeaChickens on the 1 yard line, with one timeout left. Second and one, one timeout, and New England stacked up against the run. It wasn't a bad call. It was an outstanding read by Malcolm Butler and he made the play! Deal with it! Way to stay classy SeaChickens at the end, starting fight. You confirmed what most of the nation thought of you, a bunch of punks.
We got slammed here in Boston with snow the past week. Snow is a challenge in the city, but here in Charlestown it's even more of a challenge. There is just nowhere to put it! Late last night I heard someone out shoveling. I looked out the window and saw the guy across the street digging his car out, dumping the snow in the place I shoveled out to allow access to our oil fill, and also for our moving vans. I wasn't there, but I'm betting he was seven different kinds of pissed off when he came home this evening and found his snow back in front of his car. Probably better I wasn't there, the temptation to misuse my shovel might have got the best of me.
Anyway - the movers are coming tomorrow. I promised Katie that tomorrow night we will take one last walk around the Town as residents and visit our favorite spots. After Thursday we'll be visitors. We loved living here, it is a great place. All four of our children were born here. They'll leave behind friends, but we're not going too far so we can still visit. We made some great friends and we hope that those friendships continue. When things were bad, the Town got behind us and helped. We'll never forget that. I was out this afternoon and on the way home I stopped at Toni Ann's for an Italian sub- spectacular as usual. One of the best around. I'll miss being able to walk there for a sangy or pizza.
I'll be back after the move and the next few snowstorms.