My in-laws were hit by the same storm, and thankfully my father-in-law was in town, not at home, or he would have lost his vehicle and been trapped. All photos taken by my husband. They lost their driveway. Doesn't look impressive here: But from this angle? It's completely destroyed. This is the 'culvert' under it. … Continue reading In-Laws Were Hit By the Flooding Too
We went to a relative's high school graduation party, and it seems like there were parties EVERYWHERE. Which makes me a bit nostalgic for the summer after High School Graduation where I was finally DONE with Day Care (I mean High School) and eagerly looking forward to college. I had no real responsibilities, and everything … Continue reading Just a Little Bit of Nostalgia
Our toilet has been acting up for years... it doesn't want to flush, it takes a ton of water, and it's aggravating all around. Clogs on literally NOTHING, takes three or four tries to flush, overflows, runs continuously until you jiggle the handle... the works. No amount of additives or plunging has helped. My husband … Continue reading Behold! A Toilet at Last!
This weekend, my father-in-law was going through the freezer, and he sent home some frozen salmon with us from one of his fishing trips. "Just cut off the not-pink parts," he said. It was a little freezer burned. Mistake #1: Assuming it would take some time to thaw. Mistake #2: Not putting it in a … Continue reading What is This New and Exciting Smell I’ve Discovered?
After our snow day on Monday last week, we had a cold snap. And I mean COLD snap. Our offices were closed, and I got to take Wednesday and Thursday off as we all prepared for ridiculous temperatures. On Wednesday, it got down to -27, not counting wind chill. We drove over to my parents' … Continue reading Wisconsin, You’re Drunk
It snowed about 8 inches or so, and it was nasty driving for a few days, but today it's beautiful out. We went to my in-laws' during the storm and came back home for drinks. And then we drunkenly staggered around shoveling snow. It turned out surprisingly well considering my lack of interest in this … Continue reading It Snowed~!
The last of the presents I've ordered have arrived! Nothing big, but I did almost all of my shopping online during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and now everything is accounted for. *smile* We were within budget, and we were able to find gifts for everyone in our immediate family. I spent last night wrapping … Continue reading Wrapped and Ready To Go!
Crossing my fingers for all of my Madison friends and family. If you haven't heard, they've flooded, and it will likely rain heavily tonight and tomorrow. As of right now, my in-laws are still dry... but folks not even a half block down aren't. So this has caused no small amount of fretting and worrying … Continue reading Madison Flooded & Bunny News
Every Friday, one of our local bars has a fish fry, including grilled fish which is my favorite, and sometimes I really, really want to go. But I'm cheap. The meal is expensive, and I figure if I can afford to eat out I should tip well. (Often, I tip well because the people around … Continue reading I Want Fish, But I’m a Miser