Monday, March 31, 2014


Now that I'm not a slug with a cold, I'm actually getting a bit accomplished.  Yesterday I finished all the dishes, replaced the floodlights on the back of the house and the garage, and activated a new garage door opener.  Today I jump started the car and drove it around the block (hope the charge holds tomorrow!), and filed our federal and state taxes.  Also did a little genealogy for the wife tonight, and found what I think is a connection to another generation back...and her family line might be German, not English.

Supposed to get cold tomorrow, so I may not want to do much, but at least I'm over my cold, and I can start doing things again!

Saturday, March 22, 2014


My car sat too long.  Now I have to figure out how to jump start it, or else get it towed to the dealer.

Did do a little shopping for a hotel to stay at for our anniversary trip to Deadwood.  Prices are crazy.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

First day of Spring?

You couldn't tell it from looking outside.  We got about 2 inches of snow last night, and there's still a good 6-8 inches in the backyard.  And it's not supposed to get above 30 this weekend.

Not feeling very spring-like!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Pretty amazing...

5 months to get all that snow, and 5 days to get rid of almost all of it.

Too bad I'm at work during the day when it's so nice.  Ah well.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Light and warm

We had sunshine and it made it into the 40's today.  Yay!

I got myself a new laptop today, so I spent most of the evening registering this, and installing that.  Probably take a week to download/install some of the stuff I had on the old one, but the new one is so much better.  I'll actually be able to play some of my games at a setting other than 'boy, that looks like crap'.

Took the Element in to the dealer yesterday, as we thought it was having some problems.  The washer fluid wouldn't spray, the tires are a bit out of balance.  The sprayer started working for the technician (of course), and all we really need are new tires sometime in the next month, so an hour at the dealer cost us nothing.  Pretty rare that I can say that!

Monday, March 3, 2014


Even though I had to stay home sick, I managed to do most of the dishes and a load of laundry, as well as catch up on my shows that she doesn't watch, and I lucked out in that 3 of my 4 meetings were cancelled, so I could spend most of the rest of the day either watching tv or napping.

I doubt I'll ever be going to the brunch buffet ever again.  Twice I'e been. Twice I've been sick.

Hopefully tomorrow won't be a paniky day, trying to catch up on what I missed today.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

It's still cold

Which right now is a good thing, since our wiper fluid pump is burnt out.  Since it's so cold, there's no spray up on the windshield.  I'm sure that will change eventually.  Hopefully our visit to the dealer this coming saturday will come before the thaw does.

The concert was fun.  The casino was annoying.  What's the point of having a non-smoking section that only has a couple dozen machines?