Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Best Xmas Present!

This is a Shona carved stone sculpture titled "Circle of Love". It is a (too expensive!) gift from my lovely and talented Sister in Law. It was made by craftsmen in Zimbabwe, and purchased from Spirits In Stone.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Another movie alert

"I Am Legend"
No kids
Not during Xmas (we saw it last night, xmas eve)
Not for the depressed
Not for people with startle issues or PTSD

Moonrabbit should get some of her money back since she had her eyes covered during some scenes.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Window Coverings and Happy Holidays

A definite case of the sum being greater than the total, or vice versa. The new window "treatments" (That means they're expensive) for front and side windows are in. They create a nice ambiance inside and they look great. We still want to see a nice sunset through them. Gone is the morning glare at the kitchen sink (and the excuse of not washing dishes in the am). We're going to use the old rods on these windows for some shear curtains.

And enjoy the holidays!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Lawn Circles

We were recently searching in our storage locker/dustbin for an item which was not located, but in the process we found other items we HAVE been looking for and boxes that could be gone thru. One of the boxes was a hastily packed box from my last day at work (when my MIL died). Amongst the detritus was my old helmet which now graces the picture on the side,and some undeveloped negatives. I could make out a fire engine in one picture, so I had the half dozen pictures developed to see what there was. This was taken in the mid 90's.

Two pictures were of a lawn circle which appeared shortly after Capt. J reported seeing a UFO. I documented the circle just as Capt J spotted another UFO which looked suspiciously like a Frisbee. I missed that part of the shot. They may mave been attracted by the flag pole.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

'Tis the season

Today I got to wondering if at this time of year dyslexics are asking themselves "Who's leoN?"

Monday, December 03, 2007

FicMe, FicYou, FICUS all !

I'm not sure whether this is creative or pathetic. After first thinking we wanted a small tree this year (no one's coming over), then a small artificial tree, (couldn't find one we liked) WHAT ABOUT THE FICUS BENJAMINA?

Then, the first three sets of lights we tried didn't work, even attempted repairs failed.

updated pictures

First, the new barometer. (White faced gauge below black faced anemometer) As I type I'm waiting to resolve a shipping dispute. Saturday I got a bill from Fed Ex for $51.90 for shipping. The damn thing only cost $99 and shipping was supposed to be free.
Next, the new fireplace screen
Lastly, our new door knocker. I almost wish there were two so someone could use the line from "Young Frankenstein"...."Wow! What knockers!"

But most importantly, the on demand hot water heater has not been working right. It wouldn't supply the bathtub faucet when it's supposed to supply two appliances. Also, it took ALL the gas, resulting in the pilot lights going out on the wall furnaces. The gas company came out today and replaced the pressure regulator and now you can have the 4 burners on the stove, two wall furnaces, AND two hot water users all on, and it works. Whew! The options were not pretty if that hadn't worked.