First, this is my big 2-year anniversary of blogging, so you'd think I'd have something interesting to say. Nope--I am running an infirmary this holiday weekend. TH is down and out with whatever our youngest managed to catch about 10 days ago. He (MP2) is better, I'm mostly better, but TH (who almost never gets sick) has really been socked with it. We're hoping it is H1N1 and that we'll therefore have some immunity next winter.
Second, yesterday morning, I just had to get out of the sick zone, so I decided to go work out. As I was pulling out of the driveway, I noticed that my neighbor immediately to the right had gone absolutely nuts decorating for the 4th. I grabbed my phone and took this photo from the vantage point of my driveway. We had no neighborhood parade this year, and so I thought they must surely be having a big private party later in the day (although even that would hardly explain this overkill of the flag theme). But there was no party last night. So I am clueless.