And the weekend was exciting. I was down in NJ last week. On Saturday I stopped at my parents' place in NJ. Then my car (99 Volvo V70 aka Victor) died Saturday afternoon (on the road about 15 minutes from my parents house). Diagnosis was most probably the alternator which they couldn't get to replace until Monday. Since I needed to be back in Boston Sunday and Monday, I borrowed my father's car and drove back to Boston. The current plan is I will drive back to NJ Monday night / Tuesday and return with my car late Tuesday.
We did manage to get a couple of plumbing and computer problems resolved for my parents after swapping cars and I had dinner with my parents.