Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!

Just packing up to head out of town tomorrow morning for the big Thanksgiving event, and wanted to wish everyone who I won't see a very happy holiday! I'll be enjoying a big traditional meal with the ENTIRE fam up in the Pittsburgh area, and we might even have some snow flurries on Friday!

Ah, the holidays...

Friday, November 6, 2009


So, I just have to share - I had my first real homeowner appointment today: a meeting with an electrician about the laundry list of things I need done in the new house. The good news is that I actually kinda sounded like I knew something about electrical matters, and I don't think this guy tried to pull anything over on me. The bad news is that in order to have him do all the work, I have find some moolah somewhere. Hmmm. Why is everything so darn expensive???

However, when we were in my attic looking at my ancient ventilation fan that runs 24/7 for some reason, he gave me some free pointers on how to re-insulate my attic before snow flies! Did you know that when you roll out the pink blanket insulation, you should coat any exposed skin with baby powder so that the fiberglass threads don't stick? And then, when you finish you should jump in the shower and stand under cold water for a few minutes to make all of your pores close before the threads can get into your skin? I mean, these tips were free - he was just giving them away. Sadly, he is not giving away free dishwasher electrical hook-ups.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Free Candy!

Halloween by the stats:

Number of Trick-or-Treaters: 2
Number of hours I waited for the munchkins: 3
Pounds of candy that I still have: 3+
Pounds that I will gain because this candy is still in my house: not going there
Number of reggae/ska bands listened to: 1
Number of rum and cokes consumed: 3
Number of dirty old men at the bar ogling costumed girls: 2

Ah, what a night!