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Wednesday, January 30

Winter can go now...

...I've had enough. Yesterday it was pouring rain and a few degrees above zero. This morning we had a flash freeze warning and whiteout conditions. The snow has been blowing sideways all day. Power was out when we got home so out came the generator. Power just came back on. Hope it stays on all night.

Seeing as I haven't updated since before Christmas I should probably give you all an update on what's been going on in the Great White North.

~ We got our new tv for Christmas and a dishwasher. The tv (42" Panasonic Plasma) is now mounted on the wall and we bought the HD satelite receiver for it so our friends had better not complain about watching tv at our place anymore. *grin* The dishwasher is installed and is very quiet compared to the old one. It was a door crasher special for $200 so I was concerned that it might be loud but I hardly even hear it running.

~ The trim is finished around our windows finally and I ordered new drapes for the DR window. The kitchen/DR are painted Hunter Green on the bottom (3') and Daquiri Ice (think margarita colour) on the top. The drapes are called Chili Red. Next step is to rip out the pink carpet and replace it with laminate flooring.

~ Our kitchen floor has to be repaired which means we have to disconnect the water lines to the kitchen sink in order to move the cupboards away from the wall. We had a leak under the sink that warped the flooring so we have to replace it. We'll save that job for this summer while we're staying at the cottage. When we get it repaired we're going to put down the "ceramic look" laminate flooring. We would have gone for real ceramic but we don't have a basement and the floor would be cold unless we put in radiant heating.

~ Dusterboy's brother is recuperating after falling off the ladder and breaking his hip. There is a benefit dance planned on February 23rd, much to his chagrin. He will be at least six months before he can even think about going back to work. I'm not sure if he'll ever be able to work as a mechanic again.

~ Dusterbaby broke his ankle three weeks ago when a porch he was dismantling fell on him. He went to the doctor this week and they discovered that another bone (the smaller of the tibia and fibia) was also broken.

~ Volleyball has taken up a lot of my time lately. Still playing on Tuesday nights and I've spent a couple weekends watching the highschool team play in tournaments. I can't tell you how much I love this game! I really hope I can continue to play for many more years. I bought a new pair of volleyball shoes and promised Dusterboy they'd be the last pair I'd ever have to buy. *giggle*

~ My 16 year old nephew called me at work yesterday. He didn't know my phone number and had to look it up on the internet because it's hard to find in the phone book. Then he had to navigate through the voice mail hell to get to my extension. He was home because he's in the middle of exams. He asked me what I was doing for lunch on Thursday or Friday and asked if I would come to his house for lunch. I had to explain that I only had a half hour and it would take me that long to drive to and from his place but that we were coming to his place for pizza on Thursday night. He hadn't been told about that yet so he was okay with that. What a sweet kid he is. I just love that kid!

~ On the way home tonight we heard "Centerfield" by John Fogerty. Dave said that song made him want to go home and pull out the album to play it. I said it made me want to play baseball. That? demonstrates just how different we really are. *grin*

~ Anyone watching Moment of Truth? Is there ANY amount of money that you'd agree to to go on that show?

~ We have two curling bonspeils coming up in the next month or so. Go ahead, laugh at the crazy Canuckian.

~ I really miss the MIA bloggers. Hope you're all well and will check in once in a while. *hugs*