Friday, December 5, 2003
Let It Snow! For about an hour!
It snowed last night and we woke up to find our house surrounded by a winter wonderland. I have to admit it looks beautiful, even though I am not a big fan of snow. But Ray is. He is a skier... the 'extreme' kind. Which means he will ski off the top of most any mountain regardless of the danger. He's very good though, so I don't worry too much. He once thought about trying out for the US Olympics. Me? I'm lucky if I can walk out to the car through the snow without slipping and breaking an arm or a leg. Maybe even my own! Taking a bath is enough danger for me. Ray is going skiing with a friend tomorrow and he won't be back until late Tuesday night. I am going to take this opportunity to finish the bedroom. When you live with a pack rat your only hope of throwing anything out is when they are away. And one of the days that he'll be gone is trash day! How lucky can I get? The exterior front lights were finally delivered and my son put them up yesterday. They look great but I think 100 watts is a bit too bright. The wood for the front porch is just sitting in the driveway all wet and covered with snow. For a few minutes I fantasized that I had 'Todd' chained to that pile, freezing slowly in his underwear, trying to fend off stray cats and gophers. I'm smiling at Christmas Carollers as I slowly roast 'Todd's' chestnuts on an open fire while he screams, "OK! I'll give you the permit! Build anything you want! PLEASE!" It was so... gratifying! I guess we shouldn't have had that wood delivered before we were sure the township would approve the plans. But I think I'm starting to wear 'Todd' down... In fact I'm heading over there right now to see him. Wish me luck!