Saturday, December 16, 2017
It's the countdown
DH was gone all day long at the property. He sent me a couple of pictures. One of when the guy finished the prep work (it's a 2 tiered wall) and one of the first rock set. Plus yesterday afternoon it started snowing pretty good. We've got a few inches back on the ground now this morning. DH is up at at 'em back to the property. I did not go - too cold to stand around and watch and I'm going to make cookies and wrap presents. I've been waiting for my last gifts to arrive, so I can get all the wrapping stuff out once and be done. Plus, I get to enjoy another day all to myself 👸
We bought some new snow shovels a couple months ago (our last winter one wore out). DH finally got to try it out. One is on wheels and he says it's so much easier on him and does it quicker.
DD said her BF just had some work done on his pickup and now he thinks he has a head gasket problem. He bought the truck used and DD said it's just about paid off. They were hoping it would last awhile longer before having to put at least a couple thousand dollars into it. I think he's had it about 4 years - they have been together 3 years now and he had it then. She said of course now he just wants to get a new (I don't know if she means brand new or new to him used) pickup, rather than get it fixed. It is a 2004, so getting up there in years. But, they were planning on driving that over next Friday, since they have to go over 3 mountain passes and have chains for it, if needed. Now they will probably have to take DD's car and get chains for it to have with them. She has a very nice Ford Taurus they bought new about 19 months ago. I'm sure they will be fine driving it, but they are also bringing their puppy and would have rather not had it in their new car.
I'm thinking of dropping satellite tv (Dish) when we move and just use internet service for tv watching at try. It would save us at least $40 a month or more. DH basically watches two channels. Fox News and Discover. That's it. I watch a few network shows, but nothing I couldn't get via Hulu and I usually watch them on my ipad anyway. I see Hulu has live tv for $40/mo. It includes Fox News, but not Discover. DH prefers watching shows on our tv, rather than his computer, so I'm still trying to figure out if there would be a way to get/watch Discover on a tv via internet. I'm not coming up with anything, unless it's part of your paid subscription. That is my only hold up in this whole plan, how to get Discover. I have access to my mom's xfinity/Comcast account and have xfinity Stream TV on my ipad, but I'm not sure there would be a way to access that via a tv. Maybe there is, that I'm not aware of. He could probably get used to watching Discover on his ipad or computer, if he had to. We also have Amazon Prime Video, included with the Prime subscription I share with DD.
6 more days and DD is here! They will be here early Friday evening until the following Tuesday afternoon.