we were going to have some torrential showers once it got dark, so my transportation options were limited. i tried texting my sister for a ride but she didn't respond so i got ready to walk down to harvard square to take the bus. i was already out walking to the end of my street before my sister got in touch with me about a ride. i went back home and waited for her to arrive.
my mother made some wonton soup for lunch, just in time for the patriots game against the buffalo bills. with new england missing so many people, everyone expected the bills to win. but the pats made it interesting, tied the game and actually had a chance to take the victory if it weren't for a cam newton fumble in the final sections of the game. new england is now 2-5 having lost 4 in a row. we're not yet mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but it doesn't look good.
gardening-wise there wasn't much to do. i put away some ladders and our roof rakes. in the basement we replaced the small fan with a slightly larger oscillating fan. at some point we'll move the orchids back down into the grow room as well.
as advertised, it started raining once it got dark. after having some handmade noodles for dinner, i got a ride back to my place, my father stopping first at the cafe to pick up a few things. my upstairs neighbors seemed to be home judging from the lights in their place. after a shower, i had to listen to their loud tv noises for 2 hours, all the while wishing for their quick deaths.