Thursday, January 06, 2005

Here is a picture of the ice that I took this morning when we woke up and had to unfreeze our cars. Posted by Hello

Daddy and Magdalena do some work. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Happy Dance!

I didn't mention this earlier, but Erich recently applied for a couple of jobs internally. One was in St. Louis and another that is about forty five minutes to the east of the town we live in now. Right after Christmas, he had a phone interview with a lady about the second job. He was really excited as I was because he hasn't had much feedback no matter how persistent he is. And in months of searching, this is only the second time he has even gotten an interview. The first job couldn't offer him the money that we needed to squeak by. Anyways, he just called to tell me that HR called him and he had a SECOND interview! Yay! They talked to his boss to and his boss told him that he put in "one hell of a good word for him." Yay!!! So please keep us in your thoughts. This job is two pay grades higher than where he is currently at and it's a day job! I'm so excited and I know he is too. I REALLY hope he gets this!

Round Two

Well, Mother Nature is doing it again. As if the 15 inches of snow she dropped on us Christmas Week wasn't enough, now an ice storm is blowing in. Erich and I were saying how bizarre this storm is. As little as an hour north of us, they are getting a winter storm-- lots of snow. Here an ice storm up to or exceeding an inch is what the prediction is (is it just me or doesn't" up to or exceeding" cover everything and offer no real prediction?) And an hour south of here no snow no ice just rain. Flooding rain. Last week it was in the 50s. Friday we didn't even wear coats because it reached 60 degrees and we cooked on the grill outside. Isn't Indiana lovely? And this weekend it is supposed to be back up to the fifties, sunny, with some scattered showers. Oh well. Just like the last storm, I have beef in the crockpot to make some beef noodles. Yum. That seems to be what I crave when we get stuck in the house with weather like this. Magdalena enjoys the noodles too (she currently doesn't eat meat.) So I'm going to log off and go upstairs and curl up next to my girl and nap while the ice pitter patters against our window. **yawn**

This is a picture of the railing of our deck. They are saying that this looks like about a quarter of an inch of ice thus far. The ice has just accumulated in the last three hours, so it is coming down fast. Posted by Hello

Monday, January 03, 2005

I Want I Want I Want

Dude, my local freecycle list has some balls. A lady (who just joined today) asked for four separate (large) things. Wowee. Some are so outrageous that I just think, do they really think this is going to happen? For instance, recently someone posted that they needed a used but in good shape and running truck. Well, maybe it's just me, but if I had a truck like that that I wasn't using, it's probably worth something and since I'm a big butthole I'd probably sell it for the cash. I think I'm going to go post for a million dollars.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Happy New Year Charlie Brown

Okay, I'm like two days late. Sorry. This past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind to say the least. I've had a week off from my "job" of taking care of the old people since their son from California has been in town. So I've been wisking over there bright and early and getting her out of bed then coming home and enjoying the glory of having my day back. I'm really only taking care of them five hours of the day, but it really takes up a huge chunk of my day. So that was lots of fun. Magdalena had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. She was indeed up as it struck midnight and played happily with some friends. I'll recap more later, but I'm trying to clean up and squeeze in a few more hours of my weekend with the man I love. :)