We were super blessed when we got to Portsmouth the other day, to find a free parking spot at the Pierce Island boat launch. To say it was packed down there is an understatement. We walked out to Four Tree island to watch the happenings. Sadly, not much happened. The bridge was raised for the last time, and just as we were leaving, they lowered it for the last time. They never got the middle span completely disconnected and moved until 10:30 that night. But this boy was super happy to be part of the "history"....
And speaking of history, just to give you an idea of how "landmark" this bridge was, here is a clip from 1923, when it was put into place:
And this boy was patient, and didn't complain once that it was freezing out with the breeze blowing off the water. He found this spot to be warmer, since he was down below...
After about an hour and a half of watching the tugs move a bit there, we headed to Staples for laptops. Sadly, I ran into the same problem I knew I would have at Walmart....only one in stock. But unlike Walmart, which would say "Sorry, nothing we can do", Staples had me pay for the 2nd laptop, and it will be delivered to my house today, no shipping charged.
It did cost me a bit more than I planned, because I had to get the 2 year service plan for each (which I had forgotten to include in my estimates), but it is worth it. They will be protected if the boys drop them, spill something on them, etc. They better not, but these are teen boys we are talking about lol.
So today will be spent waiting for the UPS/Fed Ex guy to show up with the 2nd laptop, and getting a full day of housework and homeschooling in. I am hoping that they come fairly early so that I can also squeeze in a trip to the dump.
The weather is going to be amazing today, near 50. I will not complain! Tomorrow we are getting 3-6 inches of snow, and then for a couple days, dropping into the brutal range of temps. I would much rather go to the dump today, when it is warmer and sunny, than to try and do it when it is snow, or cold.
Have a super day!