Sadly, the backyard rink is down.
After above freezing temperatures on a regular basis, the rink was taken apart. The liner is drying in the driveway, the boards are stacked in the backyard, and clamps and tools are strewn about.
We did have two days of glorious skating, but last year we skated for weeks. We may be the only people hoping and dreaming for a colder winter next year.
And seriously, there better be at least one snow day this year. After eight years of consulting (where snow days are unpaid and must be rescheduled), I was hoping for a snow day (or two) with my kids. Come on, winter!