We've also had a lot of time to catch up on some movies. As a member of the Screen Actors Guild, I got some great screener DVDs of SAG Award-nominated films to watch at home. They've been a great distraction from all the chaos and construction, as well as a good reward after several days of Retrograde work on the weekends.
Here are my faves--get out there and watch 'em when you can!
The Artist, set in Hollywood during the late '20s and early '30s:
The Help, set during the cusp of the Civil Rights Era:
The Descendents, set in modern-day Hawaii:
Loved them all. I won't tell you how I voted, though ;-)