October 12, 2007
What October on the prairies looks like
if you're eight-and-a-half or almost seven and your mother won't sign you up for hockey in town (because it's thoroughly family unfriendly, with two practices and one game -- far away and with lots of driving -- each and every week) and it's not yet cold enough (thank goodness) for the pond behind the house to freeze.
Besides, for about $20 (about 1/40th of the cost of the official version in town), I've managed to equip them quite nicely thanks to the Goodwill shop, roller skates and hockey skates included. Though the unauthorized baseball glove was bought new. And the goalie stick was rescued from a dumpster.