Monday, January 9, 2017

Just a bunch of not much

We didn't do very much over the weekend, but the time sure seemed to go by lickety-split. I spent Saturday morning cleaning house, while DH went underneath the house to check it out. It's a clean, neat crawl space and DH was surprised at how warm it was down there at like 55 degrees (considering it was only like 5 degrees outside LOL). The previous owners left a few boxes of "stuff" so DH wanted to also get that out of there. One box was life vests and boating stuff. One box was a bunch of unmarked VHS tapes. We don't have a VHS player anymore, so no way to see what is on them LOL. The guy did mention to DH before that he liked to record the local university football games, so most likely that's what they are. There were also 2 air purifier machines. Didn't find any pot of gold or hidden money LOL.

Our masterbath at far corner of the house always seems quite a bit colder than the rest of the house. While underneath DH saw that some of the insulation was falling down in that area, so he stapled it back up. Haven't really noticed much difference yet, but we'll see. We've pretty much had to have a space heater in the bathroom all winter. The toilet seat is so cold! and when we take bath's the bottom of the tub is pretty cold too, even with the hot water heating it.

I had a few very frugal dinners this past week. Soup and sandwiches one night. Two other nights were "leftovers" - actually, when I had made a couple of casseroles last, I took half and froze it up in a ziploc bag. Was sure nice to just thaw out, put in a casserole dish and bake.

Yesterday I made a chocolate cake from scratch. Didn't turn that great - kind of sunk in the middles fo the 2 9" rounds, but still tastes ok. Kind of reminds me of the devils food cakes my grandma used to make from scratch. We spent the rest of the weekend time just watching movies and DH had to shovel snow yesterday evening and back at it again this morning. It's piling up!

We were going to go out to dinner Saturday night with friends, but the wife threw out her back. We are supposed to be going to their house next Friday for her birthday and have dinner. Looking forward to getting out and doing something.

I might fly my daughter over here at the end of the month for a weekend. Flights are pretty cheap and that can be my birthday present from DH :) She's checking on her schedule to figure out which weekend is best. Pretty much have to book at least 2 weeks in advance, otherwise it's like 2 1/2 times the price. I have that $150 Visa giftcard I got from my boss and that will just about cover it, anyway.

I always forget we now get Martin Luther King, Jr holiday off at work, the past few years, so get a nice 3 day weekend next weekend.

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