We were, of course, in town for the victory parade on Saturday for the Red Sox' World Series win. We made it out just in time to see the first duck boats come rolling down Boylston St, the largest crowds there since the Marathon in April. The Sox were just starting their season when the bombing happened and they helped the city rally in the aftermath, so it was a fitting end to have them win - especially coming from their disastrous last-place finish last year.
It was a gorgeous day to boot, sunny and in the 60s, unusually warm for the 2nd of November - a victory lap for fall before the onset of winter. People came for the parade and then stayed out all day and well into the evening. We'd planned to have dinner in on Saturday night, which was lucky because the local eateries looked to be packed. We'd picked up some squash raviolis at Trader Joe's and then bought some chicken-apple sausage and butternut squash chunks to go with it, and I made a sauce of chicken broth and apple cider. It came out great. We rented World War Z, which was very suspenseful and as good as everyone said.
On Sunday, the temperatures had dropped a good 20 degrees and it was chilly and more November-like. We got out to run some errands, but mostly stayed in, enjoying our extra hour of sleep.
Meanwhile, I accepted an offer on my condo on Friday. Then they had the inspection and found a list of things they want fixed, so I'll need to shell out some money getting various contractors in over the next few weeks. Hopefully that will all go okay and things will go forward.You never know for sure until things get signed. One thing at a time...
More pics from the parade here.