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Saturday Night at the Hamptons'

Made "Island Heat Chili" from the Killer Chili book tonight.  Turned out well.  Angie said she liked it, and I think she was serious.  :-)

Took some persuading to get Jason to finally eat some (he ate it with Tortilla chips instead of out of a bowl with a spoon).  Adrian and Dillon both used a soft tortilla shell to eat their chili like a soft taco.  Hey, whatever works.

Actually, Adrian tends to not even finish his entire dinner, so tonight was a milestone.  Usually, he'll pick at his meat, but will absolutely NOT eat any vegetables.  Because of this, we usually deny him dessert (though you wouldn't know it to look at him).  But tonight he got to pick a dessert and was very happy.  I just hope he remembers this tomorrow night!

Today was a murky dreary day, but since we didn't actually have rain (after about 9am, anyway) I went outside and took care of some leaves.  I bought a gas-powered Troy-Bilt leaf blower a couple of weekends ago, and it has been working out well.  There's no getting away from handling a rake at some point, though.  Like today, for example.  The leaves were just too wet to blow from one place to another.  I used the blower to get the leaves about half-way to where I needed to go and then I bashed them with a rake the rest of the way.  Fortunately, I can blow most of the leaves into the woods on two sides of our property; but the front and right-side of the house need to go to the curb for leaf pickup.

Angie is finishing up watching "Ice Age 3" with the kids, and then it's bed time. I need to download the first 8 episodes of "Mad Men: Season 3" so we can pick up where we left off last night!  Comcast has episodes 9-13 in the On Demand area, but we need eps 1-8!  So I paid a visit to TPB earlier and started downloading... By the looks of it, we should have the first episode in about 30 minutes.  Nice!

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