Update on the bear situation
The bear's in Lincoln have been especially bad this year, (not that they have been attacking people, stealing cars, and forming identify theft rings), but there have been a lot of bear sightings and it puts parents with no spare small children on edge a bit. We have a new rule that the kids are not allowed in the back yard past 5pm for safety reasons and we have put a clock up out there to make sure that the bears adhere to the rules.
We have one of those rolling compost bins which they (the bears, not the kids) got at last night. Thankfully, they were not able to get it open, because I'm sure there would have been an ungodly mess if they had.