We took a class down in Lakeville to try it out and had fun. I decided to sign up for the St. Paul Curling Club Spring League (with informational class). Our team has two beginners and two experienced players. We've had one match so far and lost by two (although the opposing skip was in the 2006 olympics so I can't feel too bad).
Our gas bill was lower every month this winter than it had been the previous winter thanks to our new roof (and insulation). Quite pleased with that.
No iPad yet. I'd like one, but I'm not sure when I'll be able to justify it. I've been working on creating a budget and sticking to it, that doesn't play very nicely with extravagant technology purchases.