Friday, December 5, 2003

Let It Snow! For about an hour!

It snowed last night and we woke up to find our house surrounded by a winter wonderland.  I have to admit it looks beautiful, even though I am not a big fan of snow.  But Ray is.  He is a skier... the 'extreme' kind.  Which means he will ski off the top of most any mountain regardless of the danger.  He's very good though, so I don't worry too much.  He once thought about trying out for the US Olympics.  Me?  I'm lucky if I can walk out to the car through the snow without slipping and breaking an arm or a leg.  Maybe even my own!  Taking a bath is enough danger for me.  Ray is going skiing with a friend tomorrow and he won't be back until late Tuesday night.  I am going to take this opportunity to finish the bedroom.  When you live with a pack rat your only hope of throwing anything out is when they are away.  And one of the days that he'll be gone is trash day!  How lucky can I get?  The exterior front lights were finally delivered and my son put them up yesterday.  They look great but I think 100 watts is a bit too bright.  The wood for the front porch is just sitting in the driveway all wet and covered with snow.  For a few minutes I fantasized that I had 'Todd' chained to that pile, freezing slowly in his underwear, trying to fend off stray cats and gophers.  I'm smiling at Christmas Carollers as I slowly roast 'Todd's' chestnuts on an open fire while he screams, "OK!  I'll give you the permit!  Build anything you want!  PLEASE!"  It was so... gratifying!  I guess we shouldn't have had that wood delivered before we were sure the township would approve the plans.  But I think I'm starting to wear 'Todd' down...  In fact I'm heading over there right now to see him.  Wish me luck! 

5 comments:

readmereadyou said...

I absolutely love the porch light! I'd have taken a picture of it too. LOL! Love your post. You made me smile about the tub being the most dangerous thing etc. So like me. LOL!

lotzamoe said...

I'd check the directions that came with your lights and with Todd. The lights should only have 60 watts. Todd only has the brain power to keep a 2 watt miniature Christmas bulb lit. On the other hand, try plugging Todd's wet finger into the light socket as sort of a cheap voltage meter just to check.

onmiownnow2 said...

Hi Ed! One of the reasons I ordered those lights was BECAUSE they said they used 100 watt bulbs. Of course, I didn't realize that with all the other lights out there that it would be so bright. I have given new meaning to the words 'daylight savings time'. I bet my grass would grow non-stop in the summer! That is... if we HAD any grass! LOL! Lisa

redhdka said...

The house looks so pretty as do all of your pictures. You are lucky you have no neighbors accross the way. My Neighbor accross from me came over one night and unscrewed my 60 watt bulb because he said it was shining in his den where he slept to avoid his wife and it was keeping him up. LOL Can you imagine?

somenuttychic said...

Todd's nuts roasting on an open [wood porch] fire, Gophers nipping at his toes. You can have your d*mn porch, please I'm starting to perspire, while onmiownnow2 is dressed like an Eskimo. . . :-)

1) Porch lights are very nice. 2) Gas light is also very nice. 3) 60 or 75 Watts each should do the trick.