Monday, December 30, 2013


Started the day at -12.  At lunch I think it made it up to about 4 or so.  It was -1 when I was coming home, and yes it did snow.  Wasn't much, and was pretty easy to shovel off when I got home.

The drive home was pretty scary - quite a few spinouts, and I saw at least 2 crashed cars in the middle of the road.  I came across one icy patch that I just slid across, into the breakdown lane, where I could drive on the snow, instead of the ice.  It took about 45 minutes to get home - 15 miles.

I hope they get most of it cleaned up by tomorrow.  Not looking forward to driving to work in the same conditions!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Break is over

Back to work I go.  I have Wednesday off, then not another holiday till May, which kinda stinks.

It's supposed to snow tomorrow too, which kinda stinks more.  Hopefully it will be light, and not the heavy stuff like before.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Quiet Days

Had a quiet Christmas - watched a couple of movies we've been wanting to see, had a small ham dinner.  Since I'm off work till the 30th, I've just been hanging around the house, catching up on some tv, doing a little gaming, trying to organize my comic collection.  I have to head to the comic book store tomorrow to pick up some more sleeves, and probably at least one more box to store them in.  If I can get them organized a bit better, I can regain some space in my office.

We might go view some holiday lights this weekend, before the cold snap comes back, and the high is a negative number. again.

I'm ok with the snow.  I don't like shoveling it, really, but I'm ok with it.  But this awful cold is another thing altogether.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Looks like we're going to be getting a new vacuum cleaner for Christmas.  Not exactly what I wanted, but I guess we get what we need.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Lots of meetings, little of work.

Seems to be most days anymore.

I went to the post office in the morning to pick up a package, but the line was really long, so I decided to go after work.

The line was just about as long, but I didn't have to go anywhere, so I just waited.  Then they couldn't find the package.  So they're going to call me when they do find it.

First time this has happened to me.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Well, it wasn't a terrible day

It did snow during the day again, so I had to shovel when I got home.  Again.

My nerves did act up today - couldn't explain during the meeting why my feet kept moving around, without getting into the whole story about degeneration and all that.  Tomorrow is nearly a full day of meetings, although we are being taken to lunch for the holidays... that's something at least!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Hobbit

Managed to go see it today, in Imax and in 3D.  It was a pretty good part 2.  The previews were really loud, though.

We also visited Walmart for a few groceries and Christmas shopping. 

Now I have to go back to work.  Can you tell how excited I am?

Saturday, December 14, 2013


It snowed some more today. Joy.  I played a little bit on the computer this morning, then we went shopping at Barnes and Noble, the comic book store, and a couple clothing stores.  Timing was wrong to visit the movies, so we just came home and watched tv till bedtime.

Planning on going to the movie tomorrow for sure.

Friday, December 13, 2013


Let's just say today was a crappy day and leave it at that.  Hopefully tomorrow will be less stressful.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I am ready

Ready for the weekend.  I can't seem to get enough sleep during the week, my shoulder's hurting me again (thanks to the snowchopping I did the other day), and I'm just feeling blah.

One more day of stuff, then I can rest for a couple days. A little bit.  Have to do some Christmas shopping.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Not much today

worked all day, came home, ordered pizza because we were just too tired to clean and cook.  Watched some tv, played some lotro and eve, then went off to bed.  I did a lot of things at work, rather than one thing for a long time, tomorrow i have quite a few long meetings, so it should be even less exciting.

Looking forward to the weekend. :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

That was fun...

Left work early to work more on the sidewalks.  I got at least the entrances to the walks cleared and the front and back steps, but the sidewalks themselves still have a lot of packed snow.

I also cleared the ice off the dish.  That was rough - i used a broom to get the snow off, but that made it worse, and I had no signal. So then I had to climb a big ladder, not just a stepladder, and bang it to get the ice off.

That worked, and we watched Almost Human and Sleepy Hollow.  The receiver reset itself during all that, so now it's got to redownload the guide.  Hopefully it does that before tomorrow, so it knows when to record shows!

Monday, December 9, 2013

It's still cold

Left for work, it was -1.  Came home, it was -3.  I didn't go out and shovel the little bit of snow we got yesterday, though I do need to go out and knock the snow off the satellite dish - some of the channels aren't coming in that great, and I need my Ancient Aliens fix! :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tivo 2

Well, the replacement works :)  Except that I have to wait 24 hours or so for it to reactivate, so all I could really do was watch live football - the Broncos for the most part.  Watched a little tv in the living room with dinner, but today was another lazy play on the computer keep warm day.

Not looking forward to going out in the cold to get to work tomorrow.  Supposed to warm up and be near normal by the weekend.  We'll see.

Saturday, December 7, 2013


I think the Tivo in the study has bitten the dust.  It won't get past the 'powering up' screen.  I think I should be able to swap it for the one upstairs that we deactivated.  I hope so!  I really liked taping my own shows in the study, and watching them while playing games.

Other than that, it was a quiet cold day - we stayed in the whole day.  Who wants to go outside when it's 3?

Supposed to warm up and snow tomorrow.  Warm up, as in '15'.  Amazing what we think 'warm' is  :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Working from home

working from home has its advantages - fewer distractions, and no commute with the crazy drivers in the snow and ice.

a drawback is that i have to actually make my lunch, as opposed to just running across the street to a fast food joint.

I do have to head in to the office tomorrow, tho.  sigh.

Monday, December 2, 2013


A bit here, maybe an inch, but up north up to a foot.  Good thing we didn't stay the weekend up there!

Of course it took me an hour to get home tonight (for a 20 minute drive), so that wasn't fun.

We watched a couple more Sleepy Hollow episodes tonight.  We're catching up!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sleepy Hollow

Played DDO again this morning, and since she wasn't feeling well, we didn't go to the movies.  Instead, I played some EVE, surfed the web a little, and then around dinner time we watched 4 episodes of Sleepy Hollow.

I played LOTRO a little after that, but then it was pretty much bedtime and planning on going back to work tomorrow.  Joy.