only a few more hours before thoughtless ana will be away and gone to spain! i got out of bed at 8:50am this morning because i heard the rumble of the washing machine running. the noisy washing machine being right next to my bedroom, right by the wall of my bed, so there was no point in further sleeping. i shouldn't be too harsh though: she was washing her sheets, saving me the trouble of doing it after she leaves.

"tony? tony?" i heard a faint voice from the living room as i opened my blinds. i thought i was going crazy. "yes?" i called out, but there was no answer. moments later i heard a knocking from my backdoor. it was paul, with a worried look on his face. "sorry for bothering you, but do you have any water pressure in your house?" he asked. i said i was doing some laundry. "would that do it? i turned on my kitchen sink and there was hardly any pressure." i assured him that once the washing machine fills up, water pressure will be back to normal. he was down in the basement expecting to see a burst pipe. it's funny, we've lived together in the same house for so many years, he should know by now that this is how our ancient plumbing works.

ana asked me to open a child-proof pill bottle for her. apparently they don't have these back in spain. it gave me the chance to ask her what her plans were for today. i learned that her flight isn't actually 5pm but rather 3pm. which meant at the latest she'd probably have to leave by noontime. she told me her sister-in-law was coming later to help her pack.

so this morning was a combination of washing machine noises, ana's laptop tuned in to some noisy spanish broadcast, the smell of espresso coffee, and the warmth of the courtesy heat that i turned on.

the big breaking news on all the noontime news broadcast was the status of rob gronkowski: nothing serious, a mild knee strain (bone bruise) at worst, will only miss a game or two. new england lets out a collective sigh of relief.

i was up at 9am this morning but ana was in the bathroom. she ended up staying in there for the next hour, cutting into my morning routine. i will be so happy when she's finally gone in about 24 hours. as soon as she got out, i got my turn in the bathroom. while i was taking a shower, i heard her wheeling a heavy suitcase out of the house. i wouldn't see her the rest of the day.

i helped my father order a full automatic hospital bed from emedhospitalbeds.com more than 2 weeks ago and it still hasn't arrived. with my grand uncle about to be discharged from physical therapy care in a few days, we were hoping the bed would be ready for him when he got out. i tried calling their customer support the past few days, but with thanksgiving in the way, i couldn't get anyone until this morning. the woman i spoke with was pleasant enough, all she could tell me was the shipment still wasn't ready, and she estimates probably thursday or friday before it goes out, which means it won't finally arrive until next week.

i ordered some large print photos today, 12x8 sizes. not many places carry that size, but adoramapix does. they had all sorts of deals, like reduced pricing if you order 10+ prints, free shipping over $39, and a 20% black friday/cybermonday discount code. originally i just ordered 18 prints, but for some reason the only discount i got was the 20% reduction and nothing else. i discovered that when you use the code, the reduction is from the non-reduced print price. i was going to call the company and complain, but figured it wasn't worth it waiting on the phone to get an operator. i ended up ordering a few more prints (22) to get free shipping as well ($5 otherwise).

today was the coldest day of the week, with temperature in the upper 30's. since rain was in the forecast for tomorrow, i took the opportunity to rake the last of the leaves in the backyard. at least one of my upstairs neighbors was home, but he naturally hid in the house, offering no assistance. i didn't mind, gave me a bit of exercise, got it done pretty quick, collected 3 bags of brown oak leaves.

after paying a quick visit to dollar tree (my mother wanted me to get her an eyeglasses chain), i motorcycled to belmont to rake the remaining leaves in the backyard. my father had gone over some of the leaves with the lawnmower late saturday to create some shredded mulch for the raised beds. the area around the backyard maple still had a lot of leaves. apparently it wasn't as much as i thought though because i managed to collect everything in just 2 bins. i didn't take them out to the curb, figuring i might use the leaves for composting purposes, or additional mulch.

my mother came home earlier, got a ride with my sister when she was dropping off hailey. this morning i ordered an ipad air 16GB for my 2nd aunt from target, there everything-15%-off cybermonday sale. it retails for $399, but after the discount the price drops to $339, plus an additional $20 for taxes. i didn't think i could buy it online, but after clicking on the link a few times, it finally let me through. i could order it, and pick it up from the store, and according to the website, they were available at the watertown target, where my mother and i went saturday night and saw they were all out. anyway, i waited the whole day and target never notified me that my order was ready for pickup, meaning they simply didn't have any merchandise in stock. so i cancelled the order and just bought a factory-refurbished ipad air from the online apple store, which out to almost exactly the same price anyway. apple refurbished is pretty much like new anyway.

i ordered another chipped key blank (from amazon) for the camry and a matching fob (from ebay). my parents can't seem to find the last one i had made. it's either somewhere in the house or they lost it somehow. or maybe i lost it. i can't remember, but the key felt unfamiliar when i drove the car again this past weekend. i remembered i used the new key when i went to salem, but somehow during that time it went missing. anyway, once the new key and fob arrives, i'll have to program them again and get the key made.

my father worked the evening shift at the cafe because my aunt said was she sick. my mother said she was sick as well, but with no major symptoms besides muscle aches. after some turkey noodles for dinner, i returned to cambridge.

ana wasn't home, which surprised me because i figured she'd be cleaning the rest of the day. from the evidence she left behind, she was home earlier, but thankfully didn't cook. she still has a lot of stuff around, which makes me think maybe she's going to leave it behind for alfonso. but i guess this being her last night in boston, maybe she's celebrating with friends. i know that her flight back to spain is 5pm tomorrow, so she's probably going to leave by around noontime or so. once that happens, i have a few hours to clean the guest bedroom before alfonso arrives in the evening.

i managed to watch the latest episode of fargo using my parents' verizon FIOS account. i managed to stream the live broadcast from the FX website. fargo is so good if you love quirky suspenseful comedic crime dramas about polite midwesterners doing impolite things.

awake by 9:30am, left the bedroom by 10am, but ana was already gone by then. i think today she and her father are doing some sightseeing in boston before he returns to spain tomorrow. i motorcycled to belmont, dressed for serious winter action despite the fact that temperature was only in the low 40's. i had more leftover turkey for lunch then settled in to an afternoon of football. my mother and i continued to search for a 16GB ipad air for my 2nd aunt, but everywhere we looked they were sold out. i helped my mother buy a used leather coach bag online ($80). somehow she managed to find a website that connects buyers with individual sellers of namebrand items like handbags. then when my father came home, i helped him buy a new GPS (factory refurbished garmin1 nuvi 3590LMT, $130).

after some fried rice for dinner, i returned to cambridge. temperature had dropped into the 30's, but fortunately i was dressed for the occasion. the bike felt tight though, compared to friday when temperature was in the 60's. nobody was home when i got back, but ana was definitely here earlier, because somebody had turned on the heat, and she thoughtfully left a bag of trash in the kitchen for me to take out. all i know is in about 36 hours she will be on her way back to spain.

all day i'd been waiting for the patriots-broncos game. new england with its nearly depleted offense was predicted to lose by many sports pundits. but the game started out very well, with the pats scoring 2 touchdowns early on. then things stalled, made worse by the falling snow. it was just a messy game overall. despite seeming like they'd lose, new england came back to tie the game and send it into overtime. but things didn't go our way, and denver ended up winning with their backup quarterback. i don't think pats fans really care about losing the perfect season; we're more worried about gronkowski, who had to be carted off the field with what looked to be a painful leg/knee injury.

ana came home around 11:45p. dejected by the patriots' loss tonight, i called it an early evening as well. i've got a weird week scheduled, with one roommate moving out and another roommate moving in. i'm also not sure if i'm going to new york city or not next week, with my grand uncle returning home. finally, i need to get my dental crown placed (and pay an additional $700 in the process).

1 this makes it our 3rd garmin driving gps. prior to that i was an early-adopter of a garmin etrex vista hiking gps. our first driving gps was nuvi 650 (4.3" screen) purchased in may 2008 (i actually thought it was longer than that, seems like we had that thing forever). then back in january 2011 we got a nuvi 295w, which was part gps, but part smartphone wannabe without the ability to make calls. it was kind of an evolutionary dead end in terms of gadgets, but it was just $80 so we couldn't resist. unfortunately, we never really used it as a gps because of its tiny 3.5" screen. this new one the 3590LMT has a 5" multitouch screen.

my roommate was gone by the time i got out of bed at 9am. she told me yesterday that she was having brunch with her father and her brother's family. it was raining steadily today, not a good day to be outside. i ate a tea egg for breakfast. around noontime i was surprised to see ana back at home. she rushed in to get changed them was back outside again. i walked down to harvard square and took the 73 bus to belmont. for lunch i had some more turkey leftovers. i was looking forward to spending the rest of the day updating my blog, shopping online, and selecting some photos to print.

i help my father buy a magic bullet compact blender (11-piece set, $30) for making smoothies for my grand uncle once he gets out of the physical therapy rehab center next week. we bought it from sear's and would go pick it up later in the evening. my mother and i went to the watertown target to score an ipad air 16GB for my 2nd aunt. despite the website saying there were units still available, they were all sold out at the store. as a matter of fact, the electronics department was the most crowded area of the store, with people lining up and clamoring for mostly apple products. we did get a ninja master prep chopper (QB1000, $27) for my sister's personal chef job.

after dinner (turkey broth noodles) my father drove me back to cambridge, but not before we made a stop at the galleria mall to pick up the magic bullet from sear's. ana wasn't home when i got back. i showered then had some ice cream.

the first shot across the bow of black friday shopping frenzy came when i saw an online ad for a 128GB PNY turbo USB 3.0 flash drive for just $20 at staples (amazon currently has it as $25). i actually saw the ad yesterday but when i clicked on the link it said they were all sold out. but this morning i realized they still had some available in stores, conveniently telling me exactly how many they had in stock. so i paid for it online and went to go pick it up at the harvard square staples moments later around noontime.

i love the design of these PNY USB thumb drives, they have a built-in enclosure so there's no cap to lose. i've been using them since the days of 32GB USB 2.0, and even had one with me in china (which i lost when i connected it to a hotel HDTV and forgot to take it when i left). when i came back i upgraded to a pair of 64GB USB 3.0. and now i have a 128GB USB 3.0. i wonder how big my next thumb drive will be?

i also learned about a new material today: sherpa fleece. it's that sort of thick curly fleece that looks like it was shorn straight off a sheep. i have an old navy hooded sweatshirt that has sherpa-lining and i've been meaning to replace it because it's fading and tattering. i haven't tossed it yet because despite physical appearance, it's a very warm hoodie. so after finally learning what it's called (previously i was searching for "thick fleece" which is not really the same thing) i went looking online for a replacement. i did not find one however.

ana was awake up that point, having left the house briefly earlier to buy cigarettes (she had to do without yesterday since most places were closed). i knew she'd be leaving soon to go pick her father up at the airport at 1pm.

i rode the fuji bike down to harvard square. for some reason i look the most circuitous route, via martin-avon-shepard-garden-concord-mason-brattle-ash-mt.auburn. it was also an unusually warm day, temperature in the 60's, a great day to be outside. pick up was easy, i didn't even need the printout, just had to show the clerk my id. coming back i was far more sensible, cutting straight across harvard square, through the science building courtyard. ana was gone by the time i got back.

after a shower and a tea egg for lunch, i packed up my things and decided to take the motorcycle. the white-haired old lady from across the street was raking leaves in front of her house. when i got to my bike, and came up to me and asked if i wouldn't mind parking the bike in a smaller spot, instead of taking up a whole car spot. i told her i did this for strategic reasons, since whenever i park in a small spot, cars end up hitting the bike when they either come in to park or leave. it's not like she doesn't know this, and i've been parking like this for a few years now, and only now she's speaking up. besides, i told her, i put the bike away in storage for the winter, so her complaint was for naught since in a few more weeks i won't matter (or as soon as it begins to snow).

my sister was home when i arrived in belmont. before i could come in the house, my mother came out and asked me if i wanted to go with them for a walk at the winchester fells. there's not much to see in late november naturing, but i welcomed the opportunity to get out, since i've done virtually zero naturing of my own this year. i didn't have my camera bag but all i needed was just my camera and the 18-200mm lens. my sister took a windy back roads way instead of pleasant street (she said due to ongoing construction), and i got a little motion sick sitting the back with hailey.

when we arrived around 2:20pm there was about 2 dozen cars parked outside the entrance (it's not even one of the main entrances, just a side entrance on a residential street). as we walked into the fells, we kept on seeing people, either coming or going. day hikes seem to be a very popular post-thanksgiving excursion. just as i thought, there wasn't a lot of naturing to be had. the most interesting thing i found was some corydalis plants growing on some rocks, identified through the leaves.

back at the house, my father was outside mowing the lawn (actually more like like mowing the leaves), despite it being nearly dark. i had some leftover turkey rollups for dinner before returning home. ana was out with her family and wouldn't be home until later.

sitting in the cold bathroom this morning i turned up the heat on my nest thermostat using my phone. the power to order up some warmth from anywhere in the house, oh what an age we live in! then for breakfast i had a tea egg, a greek yogurt, and some orange juice. ana woke up around 11:30a, doing a load of laundry as her first bit of business. i biked to market basket to gather up some last minute thanksgiving ingredients. surprisingly, it wasn't as crowded as this past sunday, but still crowded since it's always crowded there. i smiled when i saw they now carried those extra large sized frozen turkeys, but nobody would buy one now since a bird that size won't defrost in time for tomorrow.

when i got back home, city tree services were outside pruning the locust and a few other neighboring trees. i told one of the workers about the broken branch dangling from a crook in one of the main branches; he assured me they'd remove it. i went out again to grab some asparagus from star market. when i got back, the broken branch was gone.

ana asked me about the definition of "fringe." when i asked her why, she said the guy she's been sort of dating described their relationship as "fringe." she ended up telling me it was one of her teachers from her school. they couldn't go out while she was still in class, but now that she's graduated, he asked her out. their age difference isn't that great, she's 28, he's just 32. yesterday returned to washington dc for thanksgiving. she said he's planning on visiting her in spain. in other news: ana also told me that her father is coming to boston on friday. partly to see her (even though she's returning to spain next tuesday), but also partly to see her brother who's celebrating his 40th birthday. so the next few days she'll probably be out, which means 1) she won't be at home a lot, and 2) she won't be cooking.

i left for belmont around 1:30pm, taking the bicycle instead of the motorcycle because i'd be returning home via car (so i can transport my flan to belmont tomorrow). i was bringing back a lot of things and not everything could fit in my backpack so i tied a box to the back of the bike. once i was in belmont, i did some cleaning, both indoors and outdoors. i vacuumed the living room, moved the old roller shades into the garage, put a squirrel guard on the suet feeder (still no action), moved the sodas outside (nature's refrigerator with temperature hovering around the upper 30's lower 40's), dusted the kale and radishes, and moved some boxes into the basement. i didn't overdo, and i took numerous breaks to watch NFL news and eat snacks.

my parents didn't get home until around 6pm, my mother getting her mammogram appointment, my father seeing a doctor about his hurt knee. since they had two cars, my mother came home first, and made some noodles for dinner. i wasn't very hungry, already steading myself for the food onslaught happening tomorrow.

when my father returned from visiting my grand uncle at the physical therapy rehab center, we expanded the dining room table, using all but 1 leaves since there was only 10 people for thanksgiving this year (my grand uncle is still attached to a urinary bag so he's sitting it out this year, and anderson has his own baby seat).

when my mother called binbin to ask them to bring their baby high chair, binbin told her that they have another thanksgiving dinner to go to at 6:30pm, so they can only stay for a little bit. that meant we have to move thanksgiving 1-2 hours in advance in order to accomodate them. if it was up to me, i'd just tell them not to come. if you're planning on spending thanksgiving with your friends instead of your family, maybe you need to reassess your priorities.

the other piece of bad new was when my mother called my godmother to asked what time we can drop off the flan tomorrow. she's gone for the whole day, so we have to be at her place by 8:30am, which means i have to wake up at 7:30am, despite the fact that my godmother and her sons aren't celebrating thanksgiving this year. so much for sleeping late on thanksgiving day! and i was so much looking forward to it, with my upstairs neighbors steve and paul leaving this morning.

finally, when i left to go home, i was confused by the car keys. the one that i had in my hand was the original, but didn't i remember using the spare yesterday? could i have accidentally not returned the car key yesterday? it just left me super confused as i drove home, looking for the spare key in vain when i got back.

the final piece of business of the night was to visit the liquor store and buy some beer for tomorrow (hard cider and an IPA). a trio of noisy thai girls came into the store. they seemed to know the manager, who gave them a free cherry pie for some strange reason. outside of thai restaurants, i have never met thai people here before.

i met the taiwanese tourists (brad & olivia) at harvard square this morning (9:00am) to take them to salem. i brought them back to the house to give them a quick tour, let the use the bathroom, and retrieve the car (ana had just came home after spending the night elsewhere, but she was asleep at the time). they gave me a box of taiwanese pineapple cakes as a gift. as i predicted, salem was pretty boring. we spent 2 hours just walking around before finally driving back.

i drove back the wrong way (thanks garmin gps!) and returned via lynn and revere so it took a long time. i treated them to some authentic american burgers for a late lunch. as if to make it even more american, the patriots-bills game from last night was broadcasting from the ceiling-mounted HDTV's. after letting them use the bathroom at my place, i sent them on their way back to harvard square at 3:00pm.

i returned my parents' car and was ready to help my father install the new hot water heater he got from home depot today (they only gave him $300 credit despite the previous tank still being under the 12 warranty; he paid an additional $150 to get a new 9 year warranty heater). unfortunately the new tank was slightly taller than the old tank so the pipings needed to be reduced in size. my father did the soldering originally but didn't feel comfortable enough to do the work again so called xiaowu for help.

i took a nap at 5pm, xiaowu came at 6pm (i kept watch on hailey to make sure she wouldn't bark), and he finally left at 7pm. after my father picked up my mother from work, we had dinner. later my father discovered that the heater was still leaking from the old coupling. nothing drastic, but we'll need to get it fixed next week. i bicycled back to cambridge in my fuji glow bike. ana wasn't home but came back around 10:30pm.

* woke up at 8:30am to make flan. made 12 for thanksgiving, 6 for godmother, and 3 extras. baked for 1 hour, added another 30 minutes, another one more 30 minutes (total 2 hours) to finally finish baking. had a glass left of flan mixture, drank it down as early season egg nog (raw eggs)

* ana woke up at 9:30am, left the house to go clean out her storage space (her final week in town)

* brad texted me this morning that he and his girlfriend leaving new york for boston (arrive in boston 3:30pm)

* dermatitis on my left palm: is it because of new usb charging cable?

* pickup at 1:30pm for chinatown supply run. ming's market parking lot packed, but the supermarket actually had very little people.

* solar shade samples arrived; best choice seems to be 5% openness

* suet feeder untouched

* attempting to repair hot water heater, went to home depot to buy new dielectric nipples, even after replacement and threading multiple times with plumber's tape, hot water outlet still leaking. called GE/rheem warranty hotline, instructed to return home heater for credit (or possibly exchange, though home depot no longer carries GE hot water heaters)

* buffalo vs. patriots rematch

any grand notions of waking up early sunday morning to go check the supermarket to see if they restocked their XL turkeys was just a notion at that. in reality, i didn't make it to market basket until 10:30am. market basket on a quiet day can be a madhouse crush of people. on the last weekend before thanksgiving? something you may not wish on your worst enemy. from the nearly filled bike rack, i knew it wasn't going to be pleasant. i made a beeline to the frozen turkey department. there were birds in the 20/24lb section, but they were really just 16/20lb turkey moved over to take up the space. the largest one i found was 17lbs, which i grabbed, fearing i wasn't going to do any better. i called my father to confirm, but in talking with him, i decided try elsewhere for a bigger bird, 17lbs. didn't seem like enough. so i left market basket with just some flan-making ingredients (gallon of whole milk, a carton of eggs).

i tried again the star market across the street, but couldn't find any of their frozen turkeys (in hindsight i think they're kept in the freezer cabinets, not the refrigerated bins), just fresh turkeys which were too expensive. i was a little worried. maybe we waited too long to buy a turkey, and now all the large sized turkeys were gone?

arriving in belmont via bicycle, i ate some rice noodles before my mother and i left in search of our thanksgiving bird. our last hope was the watertown stop & stop (pleasant street), which is a rather large supermarket that doesn't get a lot of shoppers due to nearby russo's; if anyplace would have a lot of surplus turkey, it'd be them. but first we went to nearby waltham ocean state job lot (river street), to get a smaller birdfeeder for my mother amongst other things. but while we were there, we realized there was a shaw's supermarket right next door, so we decided to take a peek and see if they had any turkeys.

shaw's1 didn't have a lot of frozen birds either. the largest one we saw was 16bs. (only $8!) but that was even smaller than the 7lbs turkey i nearly bought at market basket but later returned. so my mother and i were debating whether or not to just buy this 16lbs bird and call it a day, since there was no guarantee we'd find something larger at stop & shop. so we almost decided to take the 16lbs. when my mother thought we should just get a fresh turkey instead. we went to the fresh turkey bin and she found a perfectly-sized 20 lbs. bird. granted, it was $24 (3x more expensive than frozen), but with thanksgiving in a few more days, a fresh turkey meant we wouldn't have to thaw it and could begin brining right away. so we ended up buying the fresh turkey. my mother also scored a bunch of keurig coffee cups on sale ($5/box).

finally we went to OSJL. they had a lot of bird feed, but the selection of feeders was somewhat lacking. i told my mother we could just my old deluxe feeder (can take 9lbs. of seeds) and got a suet feeder instead ($2) anda suet cake ($1). returning home, we passed by the stop & shop and i could see that the parking lot was also pretty full. when we got home i set up the suet feeder and hung it from the shepherd's pole in the backyard. never had a suet feeder before, wonder how it takes before squirrels start pillaging the cake!

my father came home with the brine solution in a large bucket and began preparing the turkey.2 there was some juice in the bag and some chunks of ice in the center of the turkey. also in the cavity: a large length of turkey neck and some organs (liver). my father removed some loose skin around both ends of the turkey before putting the turkey into the bucket and submerging in the brine solution. he also had a bag of ice which i didn't understand until i learned that you have brine the turkey in cold condition to prevent the bird from spoiling. so either put it in the refrigerator (impossible with a bird so large) or add ice to lower the temperature.

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1 shaw's bought star market a while ago, so technically they're the same supermarkets. but apparently that's not quite true, as we discovered things on sale at star's (e.g. asparagus, $1.99/lb) that weren't on sale at shaw's (asparagus, $2.99/lb) and vice versa. that's strange because there were also many things that were on sale at both chains. i guess they do this to make bargain shopping more fun for the customers!

2 shady brook farms fresh turkeys are actually already basted (brined) with turkey broth, salt, sugar, vinegar, celery, rosemary. double brining!

ana did not come home last night. i thought i heard something while i was asleep but it wasn't her. i actually woke up early around 8:30am to chat with sunmeng then i stayed in bed to read a few more chapters of dune, finally getting out of bed by 10am.

i finished my 100 day supply of rhodiola rosea root capsules. when i was in western sichuan i used the raw roots to brew a tea that supposedly helps to alleviate high altitude sickness. i don't know if it worked, because my symptoms definitely weren't as bad as in past trips to kham country. rhodiola rosea is also supposed to be prevent fatigue, increase memory, and boost energy. having tried it for 3 months, i can't really say i've noticed any changes. i can get just as tired compared to when i wasn't taking it. if i ever return to western sichuan though, i'll be sure to take some rhodiola rosea beforehand.

after using the bathroom, after a shower, after a tea egg for breakfast, i left for belmont after noontime via bicycle (cargo bike because i was carrying my grand uncle's exercising equipment that arrived yesterday).

nobody was home, but i helped myself to some cold breakfast sausage (2) on the dining table and some peking raviolis (8) in a pan on the stove. later i went outside and patched up any areas of the house that was missing some paint coverage. while going into the garage a pair of red-breasted nuthatch flew out. i've seen white-breasted nuthatch, don't think i ever saw red-breasted ones before.

my parents returned home sometime in the late afternoon, after visiting my grand uncle at the physical therapy rehab center and later getting some groceries at the mt.auburn star market.

returning to cambridge, i brought back all my pyrex ramekins along with a large lasagna dish for making my annual thanksgiving flan. i wrapped everything up in towels and secured everything in a flat cardboard box tied up with bungie netting. my mother told me my godmother wasn't celebrating thanksgiving with her kids this year, so i didn't have to make a lot of flan this season.

i'd been entrusted with getting the thanksgiving turkey (my parents tried earlier but they only had small birds at star market). i was going to pick it up tomorrow morning, but decided to visit market basket tonight just to get it out of the way. it was still pretty busy there at 8pm. unfortunately, all the large 20+ lbs. birds were gone, only smaller ones. i'll come back tomorrow morning, hopefully they'll have restocked by then.

ana wasn't home tonight, nor was she back at the house while i was out this afternoon. i took a shower and caught up on some shows (ash vs. evil dead, the knick) the rest of the evening.