We have a Home Depot and Lowes too. I will definitely check into those for the classes. It's great that they are on weekends b/c all of the local homeschooling activities are on the weekdays when we can't go. We actually know 0 homeschooling families personally and that is certainly isolating/frustrating.
I agree about video games being chosed out of convenience. DS actually told me a couple of days ago that when he tries to do anything OTHER than games, he gets in trouble (he's loud during naptime, fighting with the toddlers, running around in areas of the house where he's not supposed to, etc.) That really struck a cord with me. I honestly can't wait to quit running my home daycare because I feel I can then devote alot more time to playing board games, reading, and doing experiments, etc. but that might be a pipe dream too with a 3 yr old, 1 yr old and a newborn!