I had the opportunity to sketch Lyndhurst Castle in nearby Tarrytown, and let’s face it – it’s a hard subject to pass up! The last time I had the chance was my solo trip to Ireland almost seventeen years ago. This almost merits a return trip to to Lyndhurst with proper watercolors, paper and straight edge, due my interest in better perspective drawing.

The Xbox has been returned and we are running it through the paces – tomorrow the wife and kids are going to California for a short trip and it will likely see a lot of usage; purely for testing purposes. My hunch is that the replacement is working like a champ and all will be forgiven with Microsoft owing to their world-class reaction to this widespread RRoD (Read Ring of Death) malfunction.