Monday, November 29, 2010

Late Cottage Plumbing

Since starting my new job, I haven't had a half-day in the past two months to run up to the cottage.  Well, I finally got up to there last night to take care of the fall plumbing for winterizing.  Good news: the cottage wasn't flooded; bad news: the waterlines are frozen and broken.  More good news though: the pump and water tank were still thawed and I could drain those, and I think I saved the toilets and shower drain before they cracked.  More bad news: the water heaters were frozen and I was unable to drain them...I've got a plan to save them though...I just need to find and coordinate a little bit of time and a little bit of help.  All this means - we may be roughing it a little more at the cabin next year.

Other note: the lake has a thin sheet of ice on it.  Yes, I tested it, and no, it does not hold my weight!

Gratitude ~ I am grateful for the challenges and fun that comes with being almost too busy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

My mom called me old today...ha!!

It turned out to be a great birthday!  After our usual morning with Rae & Joeli's school activities, we had a birthday lunch with just the five of us.  This afternoon, we sold our Jeep...that's been sitting on our needs-to-get-done-list for a couple of months.  Then Mom came out to take care of all three kids so Jen and I could go out; what an awesome treat!  We had a great date - delivering the Jeep to her new owner, depositing the money in our bank, and going out to Ginger Rootz for dinner.  We highly recommend the restaurant; Jen had the Crystal Shrimp and I had Pad Thai - both were amazing.  Coming home to three happy kids was the perfect ending!

Gratitude ~ I am grateful for all the experiences of year 29 and all the possibilities of year 30.