Wednesday, January 30

I’m enjoying the “no electricity available” look at work today. Several people asked if I were feeling well, others look at me funny but probably don't dare ask. Close friends asked me what the hell happened to me. Looking so lovely… but funny that this morning’s events haven’t made me cranky. Shocker.
Well, today is off to a good start. The power went out shortly after midnight and I can’t sleep without a TV on…so didn’t sleep much. 3:30 am came along and still now power so I stayed in bed until 4:00 am, still no power… so I decided to get up and try and salvage my hair and get my behind to work. Didn’t have major bed-head but still having the hair day from hell. Oh well… we all have to look like crap from time to time. Some of us more than others ;-). Hurt my shoulder lifting the garage door and almost dropped it because it wouldn’t stay open. Dad came out just in the nick of time and held it while I moved my car out. The skies were so clear and bright. The light reflected off the snow-covered mountains. It was quite beautiful and I would have stayed to look longer but it was –5 F. BURRRR I wore a big sweater to hide all evidence of just how cold I am!

Tuesday, January 29

One song comes to mind this morning: “We’re Having a Heat Wave”. When I left my house this morning, it was a big –1F. By the time I got to work, it had warmed up to about 6F. Pretty soon I’m going to have to start shedding clothing. Wow, what a snow storm yesterday. It hit us hard, snow accumulations anywhere from 8 – 18 inches in the valleys and last count in the mountains was 39 – 45 inches. I do believe that parts of Wyoming and Idaho got more, in fact one place called Newton got 4 feet. In bad weather, why do people seem to always have to drive like they’ve got their heads up their asses? Its slickery and they’ve got to drive 65+ miles an hour. Then if you don’t go as fast as they do (and in the SLOW lane) still feel the need to ride your ass? Here’s some tips: 1. If you rear-end me, its your fault. 2. If you follow me so close and blind me, I’m gonna have to slow down. 3. GO AROUND me. I do like to drive fast – my #1 rule of driving (after safely of course) is to get there without dawdling and go with the flow. But in bad weather conditions I don’t take any chances with my life or anyone else’s who may be on the road. So, quit being so selfish you idiots! My car window is now completely fixed and door is put back together thanks to Chris! He’s a lifesaver!! Guards like me again… not grabbing for their guns as I’m opening my door to show my I.D.

Sunday, January 27

If anyone tells you that replacing a window lift motor in your car is easy - don't believe them. My brother was nice enough to come over and take my old one out and put the new one in... well, he never got the old one out. He tried for over an hour - following the instructions but this motor is rivited in somehow and can't find where. So.... luckily my sister has a friend (who replaced her window lift motor) who is coming over this morning to try mine. I hope he can do it! Had a terrible night last night. My Mom is finally getting tired of my sister K being here all the time on weekends - and knows how much it bothers me so Mom tried to ask her to please just stay one night if she has to and not the entire weekend. I came upstairs right in the middle of it and got a few lashes from K's wicked tongue. That woman knows how to cut someone right to the quick and has done all her life. She knows what tender feelings I have, and that makes it all the more fun I guess. I hate contention, so I usally end up apologizing to her for making her so mad. Well, not this time. I'm sick and tired of her being so rude and getting away with it. I know I've said things to people that I shouldn't and I regret it the second it comes out of my mouth. I always apologize right away (even if they did deserve it). I'm sick of being the emotional punching bag - K has had a rough few months, but it doesn't give her the right to treat me and my family like shit. K even told me that her husband doesn't come over here anymore because of ME. Yeah right. What a cop-out and Mom said the same thing... sorry K... we're not buying that one. She's trying every angle to get everyone in the family to feel sorry for her - even going behind my back and telling people that I've said things to her which I didn't. Grow up. I feel like I'm back in Jr High. We're having a family dinner today for Mom's birthday... should be interesting.

Friday, January 25

Had a pretty good day. Got up early, did the cleaning thing, took my Mom to lunch (cheese enchiladas!!), then shopped a bit. Came home and puttered around, worked out!!, ate dinner, then took a nice, long, hot shower with the Tranquil Sleep shower gel. I feel like a big glob of jelly right now. I must say that Bath & Bodywork's Tranquil Sleep line is so fantastic. A couple of months ago, they re-did their line of aromatherapy items. I'm still bummed over that. The new "Sleep" isn't quite the same as the Tranquil Sleep stuff... although its still nice. I'm still using up my much valued supply of old stuff... not a drop will be wasted. This shower gel and lotion (along with the linen spray) makes me soooo relaxed and literally takes the stress right out of me. I've finally been able to work out a bit, got the OK from the doc to start out slowly... and today my feet didn't hurt to bad so I walked on the treadmill and then got on my Orbitrek. Went about 30 minutes, which felt great for a first go. I_AM_GONNA_HURT_TOMORROW. Not so much the treadmill, but that Orbitrek had my ass and thighs burning! The hot tub gazebo is almost fixed. We're just waiting for the roofers to come and put the metal on it. Frame is done. Can't WAIT to get in again. Its still so cold out - I keep hearing friends from back East tell me how warm it is. NOT FAIR! Its around 30, which isn't bad... just not as nice as 50 would be! But if it were 50, then the Olympians would have to ski on fake snow and that's just not right. When people come to Utah, they deserve to ski on the real snow.

Thursday, January 24

You know when you’re having a bad day when you put your underwear on wrong. Not inside-out or backwards, but using the waist for a leg and a leg for a waist, which leaves the crotch on the side instead of the middle where it belongs AND then going most of the day like that before you notice. No, didn’t happen to me, but to a friend of mine. She just told me about it and I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. She said after she discovered them on wrong, and decided to leave them that way… didn’t want to ruin the good thing she had going with the label that's usually on the side of the underwear (but now in the crotch)!!!!!!!!!!!! While my friend was telling me about this, another lady did the same thing and that very same week did the inside-out thing. I think there’s something happening to women in the building that is affecting their underwear-putting-on-guidance systems!
You know when you’re having a bad day when you put your underwear on wrong. Not inside-out or backwards, but using the waist for a leg and a leg for a waist, which leaves the crotch on the side instead of the middle where it belongs AND then going most of the day like that before you notice. No, didn’t happen to me, but to a friend of mine. She just told me about it and I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. She said after she discovered them on wrong, and decided to leave them that way… didn’t want to ruin the good thing she had going with the label that's usually on the side of the underwear (but then in the crotch)!!!!!!!!!!!! While my friend was telling me about this, another lady did the same thing and that very same week did the inside-out thing. I think there’s something happening to women in the building that is affecting their underwear-putting-on-guidance systems!

Wednesday, January 23

OH HAPPY DAY. A little ray of sunshine just peeked through my otherwise cloudy day… my cube mate (who didn’t come in to work until 12:00) told me he wouldn’t be in to work the rest of the week. Hmmm… yes, I can live with working with him for 4 hours in a week!! Woohoo!
Today is off to a good start. REALLY rough getting out of bed and a really bad hair day. I’ve now just shredded something I shouldn’t have… damn! I feel like I’ve become entirely too “shredder happy” since they bought me my very own. Oh, the power… but sometimes power is a bad thing when put into my hands. I’m thinking this day is gonna be a long one.

Tuesday, January 22

The 4-day weekend was extended to 5 days. Stayed home ill today. Feeling much perkier now though. My head doesn't feel like its in a vice and my stomach has quit churning. As my Mom used to ask me, "Why is it you always start to feel better about the same time that school lets out??" I always looked at it as a miracle, Mom always figured I was faking a bit... well, not ALL the time. I shall make it to work tomorrow, although I'm certainly NOT looking forward to all the work piled up for me. Sigh. Spent most of the day watching TV in a sleepy stupor with my loyal cat Ashley by my side. She loves it when I stay home sick so she can curl up with me. Oh, the roof frame for the hot tub gazebo was installed today. We've decided to do a metal roof, so the snow will slide right off. Lesson learned: don't have cedar for the roof of the gazebos, they soak up way too much water from melting snow, then freeze, then fall down. Can't wait to get back in that hot tub and feel those luxurious jets on my feet, back, neck, legs, etc. and maybe even get goosed by one. Now that's a thrill! Woooo! ;-)

Monday, January 21

Well, here I am at day 4 of the 4-day weekend. Don't really know where the weekend went, but its gone. Went to Park City today for a shopping trip to the outlet malls up there. This town is gearing up for the Olympics. Its cool to see all around Salt Lake all the banners they're putting on the sides of the very tall buildings down town as you drive by on the freeway. I can say its been a pain, all of the preparations (construction, etc.) for the Olympics, but to see the finished product finally makes it worth while. I'm still gonna bitch about the traffic, since there will be events up my way in Ogden. Yikes. Not looking forward to any of that. I leave for work at 4:30 am (see why I don't have a life?!) so that shouldn't be a problem, just coming home at 4:00 pm that is going to be the bugger. I may see if I can leave early during the Olympics, if that will help, who knows. Better yet, work from home! Won't happen... :-(

Friday, January 18

Day 1 of the 4-day weekend is drawing to a close... got the things done that I needed to, so now I can 'coast' the rest of the weekend. Who knows, I may get ambitious and clean out a closet or two, but don't count on it. Tomorrow night is a big retirement party for a dear friend and co-worker Paul. He and his family have been planning this party for over 6 months, so it should be a great one. Paul is such a great man and will be missed at work, but I'm so happy for him that he will be able to enjoy the rest of his life. Congrats, Paul!

Thursday, January 17

Ahhh... the 4-day weekend has arrived. :-D What SHALL I do?? Well, the cubemate Greg is back from his 1.5 week trip. Damn! I was enjoying life so much while he was away... then he came back and needed me to do all sorts of things. Yeah - its my job to do his expense reports but NOT my job to read his mind and hold his wittle hand. He discovered that today was a deadline to register him for a conference he's speaking at in April. He asked me if I registered him... ummmm..."No, wasn't aware that I needed to. Did you tell me about it?" No.... he didn't! Karen saved the day... like he couldn't take 2 minutes and fill out the silly form, nooooo... he needed me to come to the rescue because he had more "important" things to do. Like I didn't?? The boss needed the some critical financial info and I'm supposed to drop it all to fill out Greg's registration! Sheesh! MEN. OK, done bitching. Gonna enjoy my weekend now :-)

Tuesday, January 15

Go to the first blog of the day - for the story from the beginning! 2:30: Busted! After several blasts of the fart machine, Pam discovered it… I heard laughing so I set it off a few more times, then silence… thinking she found the ‘off’ button, I went over to retrieve the machine. When I arrived, she had the back off the machine with batteries spread all over. She was so flustered she couldn’t even see the on/off switch. Janna, Nicole, and I stood laughing hysterically. I asked her why she was killing my fart machine and she said, “This is yours?? You look too sweet and innocent to even be a party with these girls!” Then we really started laughing! I think Julie probably would like to quit, being scared of working with a bunch of loons like us. I mentioned poor Benjamin being blamed for all the fart noises a couple of months ago, and that stared another round of laughter. She had no idea! She was actually going to confront poor, innocent Benjamin about his ‘problem’. As for the ‘smells’ that were wafting from his ‘so called problem’, she still swears they were real smells and he was probably taking advantage of the noises already provided and letting some slip by… being a man and all ;-) We all had tears rolling down our faces and my side still hurts from laughing so hard. Several people had to come by to see what we were laughing about, which caused more laughing as we explained. But, like all good things, it had to come to an end… I took my fart machine and went back to my cube. Pam is such a great sport! Now we’ll have to await a new victim…
12:00 Fart machine in place. 12:50 Found the perfect opportunity to set it off. I hear Pam and Julie chatting and laughing. I hit the remote… the laughter stops… silence for what seems an enternity… then conversation proceeds. Could you just imagine what both of these ladies are thinking?! Both thinking the other one let one loose?? I’m over here snickering trying not to bust up. How old am I, you ask?? Hmmm… never too old to play a prank!
Seems that my poor co-worker Pam is once more the victim of a joke. Her mouse was stolen, or rather it ran away. She’s the same victim that we (cohorts Nicole and Janna) got a couple of months ago with the fart machine. She had NO clue there was a fart machine, but blamed it on her soon-departing co-worker Benjamin. She was so convinced it was him, she even thought she ‘smelled’ the farts. That was the funniest part. It went on for over a week! So, the time has come again to place the fart machine in good hiding place, Pam’s gym bag. They’ve hired a replacement for Benjamin, her name is Julie. So, we’ll get Pam and break Julie as well. Aren’t we nice?!! Yeah, yeah… makes life fun. :-) I shall plant the machine as soon as they leave for lunch… details to follow…

Monday, January 14

One of my pet peeves is drivers who go slow on the freeway – and when you go to pass them, decide to speed up for one of the following reasons: 1. They wanna race you. 2. Discover that they’re going slow and need to speed up. 3. Feel the need to keep up with the other car – like it’s a competition. 4. They just like to irritate me. Once you manage to pass them, then they slow down again! Consistency people!! The air here has been stagnant and full of pollutants. Quite unpleasant. I thought I was coming down with a cold, but turns out its just reaction to the nasty stuff in the air. But, there’s finally a bit of a wind to blow this shit out of the area. Blew right up my dress this morning, which is a slight thrill but at 20 degrees, its COLD! I’d rather have it on a hot summer’s day than in the middle of the winter, but hey, you take the thrills when you can get them. Tee hee Another good thing today is my window in my car (power) worked today! Its on the fritz and needs a new motor. It didn’t work all last week, so I was pleasantly surprised when it worked this morning. What a great thing as I was coming through the Air Force gate and didn’t have to open my door to give them my I.D. No guard had to put his hand on his machine gun and be on alert for me opening me door. Nice, safe feeling not to have someone want to shoot me. I’m working on getting the new motor for my window, and someone nice enough to install it for me, or maybe I can figure out how to do it if I can get the door panel off and back on properly.

Sunday, January 13

Men seem to really like to blame one thing for everything else that is going wrong in their lives... and I suppose its really human nature. Sigh. I also know that men are conditioned to not deal with their feelings which is really an injustice to them. They're taught to be tough and not let things get to them and that's sad. It takes such an incredibly strong person to face their feelings and deal with them, male or female. Takes a lot of courage. So, I guess I don't hate men after all - just very frustrating creatures... just like us women are for them.
MEN. The most complicated creatures on this planet. Definitely from Mars.

Friday, January 11

Hmmm... Ya know what? I just noticed I'm still not listed on the Z-Listers Blogsite! I've requested it a couple of times... maybe my blog sucks to much to even be on the Z-Listers?? LOL! I'm not surprised at that ;-) Oh well, great therapy and I like that cool button.
Discovered (through the help of my buddy Colin) a good blog called Retailbytes. Stories that will crack you up! The link is now on my list :-) Enjoy!
Friday... had a pretty good Friday... got up early, got all my cleaning done then went off to play with buddy Linda for the day. We used to play on Fridays all the time, but haven't done it regularly in about a year. We met at the diner where my sister works and had a fab omelet then we went to the mall to shop a bit before our movie started. We're quite the shoppers - get in, find what we need and we're done. :-) The movie we saw was Harry Potter. I haven't read any of the books, so I wasn't totally sure what it was all about (except that wizardry was involved). I must say I really enjoyed the movie. It had humor and adventure. I suggest seeing it. The movie was enjoyable despite the child behind us that kept talking and smaking her lips while eating candy. Reminded me of an toothless dirty old man smaking his lips when a georgeous 20 year old walks by. Then the mother was constantly rattling a bag. Gets kinda irritating. Yeah, I know... we asked for it going to a 'family' type show. I like kids, don't get me wrong... I just have the opinion that children under the age of 3 shouldn't go to movies exept maybe cartoons. They can't understand the storyline and end up being a bother to everyone around. Movies generally can't keep a child of that age entertained for any more than 10 minutes. OK, enough bitching about that. There were other children in the theatre that were quite well behaved - those are the kind of kids I don't mind having around. I came home, unloaded my car from all my errands then took a nice long hot shower. I feel like I've been reborn but my feet may not forgive me for a few days. What is it with malls and tile floors that KILL your feet? You'd think they'd want to make it easier on the feet so people would stay longer and buy more things!

Thursday, January 10

Yesterday driving home was total grid-lock for about 8 miles. All 3 lanes of traffic were almost stopped completely for about 25 minutes. I was excited when I got out of first gear. I was listening to the traffic report on the radio and the incident was actually reported - Ogden very rarely gets reported, usually only Salt Lake. Turns out there was an accident, very minor though. Some f*ckwit rear-ended a Highway Patrolman. Quite funny when you think about it - how big of an idiot do you have to be to rear-end someone on the freeway, let alone a Highway Patrolman. The person who reported the accident to the radio said the policeman was NOT smiling. I'd hate to be the poor sucker who ran into him.
I just got an e-mail from my childhood friend Carol thanking me for a gift I'd left for her at her parent's house. She had a funny story to share with me. When I dropped off the present, no one was home, so I left it on their door step. In the bag (besides the Xmas present) was a stuffed hedgehog, (because she likes hedgehogs). I didn't wrap it so it was just laying there in the sack. Her dad picked up the sack and looked to see what it was and immediately dropped it - he thought it was a dead rat! Scared him to death!! I could see Howard jump and let out a little scream! Sorry Howard... not so much for the hedgehog but for laughing ;-).
I've emerged from the fog... driving to work this morning was terrible. The fog was the thickest that I've ever encountered. I couldn't see much except about 6 lines on the road in front of me or the occasional tail lights in the distance or the head lights behind me. When I couldn't see any lights, it felt like I was the only thing on this earth surrounded by whiteness in the dark. But - I made it here safe and sound... having a bad hair day again thanks to the fog!!

Wednesday, January 9

I have some stubborn cupboards here at work that won't roll back to open all the way. I was walking down the hall when I spied my friend Renate carrying a can of WD-40. Linda came along and heard me ask Renate if I could borrow the can... Linda asked me if I needed some 'lubrication' loud enough for everyone in the hall to hear - and my mind went right in to the gutter (and why not - it lives there the majority of the time)... and started to blush. Then of course them and everyone in the hall had to ask why I was blushing carrying the can of WD-40... I just giggled and walked away. I knew I'd get into trouble if I said one word... wouldn't they like to know if I needed some lubrication...

Tuesday, January 8

Got this in my e-mail this morning. It was attached to one of those irritating "Pass along to # friends and you'll have good luck forever, but don't pass it along trouble will come your way" e-mails. I hate those things and usually delete them right away, refusing to forward them on. I read these before I got down to the chain letter part and thought they were worth sharing - no clue where they came from originally. Read Each One Carefully and Think About It a Second or Two 1. I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you. 2. No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won't make you cry. 3. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have. 4. A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart. 5. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them. 6. Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile. 7. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. 8. Don't waste your time on a man/woman, who isn't willing to waste their time on you. 9. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful. 10. Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened. 11. There's always going to be people that hurt you so what you have to do is keep on trusting and just be more careful about who you trust next time around. 12. Make yourself a better person and know who you are before you try and know someone else and expect them to know you. 13. Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to.
The Bad Hair Day. How does it start? I styled my hair normally this morning, everything went the way it should, look pretty good heading out the door... then an hour later pass by a mirror at work and my hair has gone to hell. No rain, snow, wind or other hair destructive weather situations. Truly a mystery...

Sunday, January 6

Thanks to the tip from The OtherCheek, I now have comments! Thanks :-) It was so easy so if anyone wants to add comments to their blog, go to YACCS. Truly a lifesaver for the HTML challenged like myself. Ignore the entry just below... something got goofed up! Won't let me edit it to get rid of it. Don't know what I did!
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Saturday, January 5

I was sent this list by e-mail (thanks Uncle Shorty!). #23 didn't surprise me one bit.. although I thought it would be a higher percentage. Little Known Facts 1. Barbie's full name is Barbara Milicent Roberts. 2. It is impossible to lick your elbow. 3. A crocodile can't stick its tongue out. 4. A shrimp's heart is in their head. 5. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a mili-second. 6. In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or attempted to do so). 7. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky. 8. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit. 9. Between 1937 and 1945 Heinz produced a version of Alphabetti Spaghetti especially for the German market that consisted solely of little pasta swastikas. 10. By law, every child in Belgium must take harmonica lessons at Primary school. 11. On average, a human being will have sex more than 3,000 times and spend two weeks kissing in their lifetime. 12. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call. 13. Rats and horses can't vomit. 14. The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language. 15. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. 16. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants. 17. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times. 18. If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles? 19. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere. 20. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match. 21. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married. 22. A duck's quack doesn't echo anywhere, and no one knows why. 23. 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks. 24. In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders. 25. Most lipstick contains fish scales. 26. Cat's urine glows under a black light. 27. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different. 28. If you keep your eyes open by force, they will pop out.

Friday, January 4

Take the What Should Your New Year's Resolution Be? Quiz

Thanks Fluffy Muppet and The OtherCheek for the link. I'm beginning that everyone needs to stop being stupid this year... it definitely works for me!
So glad E and P are back from their holiday! Welcome back!!!
Cool link - courtesy of Fluffy Muppet to see what your Hobbit name is. Mine is Esmerelda Bumblefoot of Haysend.
Had a nice day today. I worked this morning to make up time from earlier in the week, then went out with my friend Linda to a movie and lunch. Happy Birthday Linda!! :-) We went to see Royal Tenenbaum. We heard that it was supposed to be hilarious...wrong. It had some pretty dark humor and some pretty sad parts. These people are royally screwed up - maybe that's what was so funny?? It was mildly amusing in some parts and all the actors did a great job. It wasn't boring at all, kept us interested. I doubt I'll rent it when it comes out on video. Linda and I had a great time despite the not-so-funny movie... I got me a big pickle to eat during the movie. Yum... and its fun to eat and be a bit naughty with the pickle to see how many people I can shock. Unfortunately, the previews had already started by the time we sat down and the theatre was too dark for people to see what I was doing... licking the juices, sucking on the pickle (to prevent more drips) etc. Oh well, I enjoyed the pickle immensly. tee hee Linda was going to get a pickle too, but she opted for Sprees... but I think she wished she'd got a pickle.
Pet Peeve of the week: People who don't clean the snow off their cars. Yes, its a pain and its cold BUT it makes it possible for SEEING out your windows when you drive. I almost got ran over the other day because some ditz decided to change lanes going 75 miles an hour (me along with her) down the freeway and couldn't see me because of the snow on her back window. I was in the middle lane and thank God there wasn't anyone in the outside lane. I ALWAYS clean off the snow that is not stuck to my car - including the roof because it tends to slip off the back and obstructs my rear view.

Tuesday, January 1

New Year's Eve was a nice evening, I went out to dinner then came home and played a rousing game of Dominos... then fell asleep before midnight. Am I pathetic or what?! (I thought of lots of fun things I wanted to do, but J is too far away!!!) I did wake up right at midnight though, to the sounds of my neighbors setting off fireworks. Well into the night, there was another commotion that woke me up from a dead sleep... the gazeebo over the hot tub decided to cave in from all the snow! Such a site to see. The walls are all still standing, the the roof caved in from the skylight and it looks like it crushed the hot tub cover where it landed on all 4 corners. Hopefully it didn't crack the hot tub though, we can't move anything until the claims adjuster gets here tomorrow. There wasn't even that much snow on the roof - most of it slid off and melted. Maybe the wood weakened from all the moisture... who knows.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Ahhhh... holidays are now officially over, well that is after today is over. Time to get back to normal life as we know it. Tomorrow is my sister Susie's 40th birthday! The family is celebrating it tonight. I've spent the greater part of this afternoon making over-the-hill type banners and signs. I made a big poster board with cute and embarrassing pictures of her youth with the saying "Lordy, Lordy Look Who's 40!" Really original I know, but funny. I scanned in the pics then printed them out (just LOVE my new scanner and printer!) on photo paper so I wouldn't ruin the originals. She's probably gonna kill me... oh well. It would probably be a good idea for my 40th birthday if I lived far, far away... paybacks are a bitch... ;-) Tomorrow night Susie will go out to dinner and clubbing with her friends to celebrate the occasion properly. I'll go along for a while - should be fun. Oooo... me going out on a weeknight... oh wait a minute... me going out at all! Here's to New Year's Resolutioon #1. Meanwhile, back to work tomorrow! I'll get to leave early to go to the doctor for him to check on my RA... and surely he'll be drawing the usual 8 viles of blood... which is OK, I suppose since he's very thorough. Time to use the new insurance too, they're gonna love me I think!