R., by contrast, has been enormously productive, having changed the oil in the snowblower (which was an enormously frustrating experience), gotten the lawn tractor out and done something to the lawn (unclear what; I thought we hired people to do this. Hmmmm.). And all the while entertaining T., who mostly wanted to see in his car seat in the Fit or the van, but eventually rode around on the lawn tractor with R.
Meanwhile, as I'm wasting time over on MiceChat, I was utterly flabbergasted to learn that people were already feeling bad (or good) about having delayed buying (or are congratulating themselves on the fantastic price they locked in) plane tickets for airline travel in November/December. Gack! It's _May_!
OTOH, this explains why airlines keep getting into trouble with fuel, hunh?