Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Its is that time again so here are my top 5 resolutions for this year
1: Go to Chicago with some great Gals!
2: Stay in touch at least monthly with friends and family.
3: Lose weight yup I have to ! at least 50lbs Yikes!
4:Read the bible top to bottom the whole thing by years end .
5:Keep up with My accounting faithfully at work.
so there it is
Now that it is web logged I can check out at the end of the year and see how well I have done.
Now what are yours readers????

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry CHRISTmas

Hope that all of you have a safe, happy and healthy Christmas and New year.
We will be having a white christmas as Friday dumped about 9 inches on us and the we got an additional foot on Sunday.I don't know about any where else in the state, but it snowed in Deerfield from friday at 2 pm to the middle of the night Sunday.I won't say it was blizzard like the whole time but the snow didnt stop that whole time.CRAZY!
My Kids are glad and having a fun time. From the ice storm 1 1/2 weeks ago there are still about 20,000 people w/o power. The storms didn't take out power, but The cars and trucks that hit the power poles sure did. I just hope those that have been without power for now 12 days will have it back for Christmas.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Round 2

Ok so the beginning of the week had us mopping up the floor and the end of the week had us using our generator to power the freezers.

Thursday night a loud bang was heard and boom no power. We looked out the window to see a large limb of our front pine hanging on our phone line. They stretch, did you know that? By morning it had snapped and the front yard was full of FROZEN debris . and Lots and lots of tree branches. No power was to be had until 6:30 Saturday night . Yup that was a personal record for us at 43 hours without power.We were warm and had generator power at least . So that was good and the kids thought it was fun too.there were a total of 500,000 people in southern NH without power and today there is 182,000 still without power. I count my blessings that we heeded the warning of being prepared. They said this was the largest power outage in NH since 1954.

Everything was Ice, every where. It was really beautiful, actually, to drive around and look at.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

3 am Waterfall

OK picture this. 3 AM Monday night (Tues morn- whatever) I get up to put Jake back into his own bed and hear water running in the dining room. What the...... I go into the kitchen figuring a pipe burst downstairs. There is water coming from the light socket (luckily not the one I had just turned on)Gushing water- hose like -out of the light socket In the ceiling. And down the walls and all over the floor into the basement. I yell "Eric Where is the shut off and Find out where the water is coming from." He runs to Little Erics Room to find water spraying all over the bedroom and our son sleeping in his bed. yeah, he slept right through it. HELLOOOO. I shut off the water in the basement and big Eric mops up the bedroom and I mop up the dining room. What was on the dining room table???? Liz's Homework, but not only her homework but her Binder, My new Moon book, that she was borrowing (GRRRR). Her reading book for school...basically all her school stuff except her backpack which was on the floor next to the table.That was full of water as well.
Things to be thankful for:
1: We have An old house. A really old house . This means Tin Ceilings that dry really quickly and won't mold.and that don't fall apart because there is multiple gallons of water pouring down on them. Also this means that I have crooked floors, that water runs right into the other blessing; a dirt floor basement . Also Slat wood floors in the upstairs bedroom and no carpeting,that water can just run through to the tin ceiling below it and there is also No insulation between the floor and the ceiling so no mold issue there either.
2:Very minimal damage; Just have to paint the wall that the water ran down. Didn't even need to replace it.
3: An Awesome Daughter that did not yell, scream, or throw a temper tantrum, because she in all right had a very good reasson to. Considering all of her stuff was damaged. Nope, she and I just used a hairdryer and the blower from our fireplace to dry the books, papers, folders, etc,etc, It took us 2 hours and she never complained once.And nothing was destroyed, we were able to dry all of it.
4: My dog Abby, that was tring to tell me and big Eric that something was wrong. In fact She woke us up and we both were saying 2 minutes before I went to put Jake back in bed. "What the heck is wrong with the dog, she's going crazy????"
5: That I have an unusual amount of beach towels for someone who lives in NH....why did I buy that many????? They sure did come in handy.
As for the pipe that burst, it had a leak in the seam of a connector , so that was and easy fix as well. Especially since all the water ran out of it ....
What was I saying the other day to Anna? That I haven't had much drama lately. I really need to stop saying that.....

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Ball????

So Jake asks me how Santa can see him all the time and I tell him that he has a crystal ball and watches us all the time to make sure we are good. Kind of like Jesus, only he has to have the ball.....
Well....We are in the car the other day and Jake is being loud and well.... boy like.... and Isay "Jake Santa's watching." he says "You know what.. I think he threw out that ball he has mom"
Too funny!