Free at Last
Tonight was the Charlestown Preservation Society's (CPS's) Annual Meeting. Yeah, so what. Well, first Jess is (... was) the president of CPS, and second, tonight, she passed the proverbial torch!! It is with great pride and joy that this post comes to you. Pride, because Jess did a fantastic job as president. Joy, because I am so happy for her and that she'll be spending less time on CPS activities (she remains a member of the board). Jess' tenure was highlighted by oversight of the installation of new interpretive signage at the Training Field, embarking on a strategic planning process for the organization, and of course, the mammoth endeavor of pulling off the Historic House Tour. To the right is a beautiful gift given to Jess this evening. Way to go!
Make it Stop!
The Backyard (see Sadie for scale)
I know in a previous post I seemed to welcome the snow. Well, those days are long gone. Several big storms later, and I am through with this white crap! We have nowhere to go with it. Our street has officially become impassable. Other streets are now like narrow alleys, flanked with huge snow piles and berms. Our backyard is a giant bucket of snow.
Walking around is now a new biathlon event - skating and balance beam. Boston has gotten 5 feet of snow so far. Our average for the entire season is about 42 inches! Let's hope February is more gentle.
More film action in the neighborhood. You can get the low down here, but our little neck of the 'hood saw some activity today. Apparently, The Town (Ben Affleck's movie) decided to film a scene a couple houses away from us. So, lots of trucks and gear and a lot of people standing around. It was fun to see the activity right here! No cool actor sightings though.
The bank robbing movie based on the novel, "Prince of Thieves," is shooting this week a couple blocks from us. No sign of Ben or any of the other stars, but we're on the lookout. Word is he was around on Tuesday ...
9/2/09: Saw some activity on Wednesday! Got to see Ben working with his crew, before he took off in an SUV.
9/4/09: Spent two hours at the Monument watching a couple very short scenes being filmed. Grabbed some video (below) of Ben "directing."