I spend a lot of time at home on the weekends these days.  Sure, there are the occasional night out at friends' houses or dinner at Mom's place, but most time is spent just hanging out or working on projects around the house.  This weekend wasn't much different.  I finished up my home gym, picking up some Gold's Gym dumbbells (similar to these) where you can select how much weight you want on the dumbbell.  It beats keeping 10 pairs of dumbbells around for different exercises and having to buy more when you go up in weight.  I had two really great workouts this weekend - my lats and back are hurting, but that's because the rest of my muscles have had a two-month head start on getting into shape. Lauren got me Call of Duty 4 for Valentine's Day, which was a great gift, but I already had it.  So I took it back to Best Buy and exchanged it for Devil May Cry 4, which I thought was an incredible game.  I've never played any of the others in the series, but the storyline and the graphics were really cool.  And if you're into administering ass-beatings unto hordes of weird-looking demons with guns and swords, this is the game for you.  I really can't believe how great some of these PS3 console games are getting.

I didn't consign the weekend to video games, though.  Yesterday, I spent most of my day in the garage, building the frame for something I hope will be a sort of cubby for our garbage cans.  It seems with all the wind these past few weeks, the garbage cans get scattered all over the side of the house.  I line them up nicely at night and when I get up in the morning, they're scattered all over the place.  So I bought some treated lumber and sketched out something on a sheet of paper.  Basically, it will be like an upscale dumpster with a slanted roof that hinges up so I can put stuff into it.  It also has doors in the front, so I can slide in three of those big, square garbage cans they sell at Home Depot.  I have the frame done - now all I have to do is put siding on it (the same stuff that's on my shed out back), affix the hinges and paint it.