HI! I'm back after quite of stretch of time. I've been kinda busy. . .and also off the grid, again.
Yup, I was so happy to receive my new washer and dryer last Sunday. (remember, my old set was 40+ years old and the washer could hardy spin out the water anymore). They were coming before I was to leave for church, so I thought "perfect timing!". Right? Uh, the delivery truck was so tall that when it backed up to the front door, it snagged our slightly drooping cable/internet/phone line and ripped it loose. They got the appliances unloaded and skeedaddled. The line was almost dragging to the ground and when I called the cable company, they said they couldn't come fix it until FRIDAY!!!!. Well, Hubby got the tall ladder out and crawled up the pole (risking life and limb since it was snowly and icy out), and tacked the cord out of the way so anyone driving by wouldn't totally rip it all from the connection. This took time, I missed church since I couldn't drive down our little lane to get out, and we have been without cable, house phone, and internet for FIVE DAYS!!!
I had to get daily updates from sister Sandy about Pres-Elect Trump's latest tweetings and picks for his administration. Inquiring minds need to know these things. But actually, it was a good break from constant monitoring what all is going on in our country. I listened to a lot of Christmas carols, which was relaxing and refreshing, and kept my blood pressure normal.
I am pretty much ready for Christmas. I am doing something different this year. Since we usually give everyone something to open, but their real gift is moolah, I decided to do something different with the wrapped presents. I bought some banker's boxes, wrapped the bottom and the lids, and then specifically filled one for each of the kids, grandkids, and Hubby. Then I tied a bow around the box but didn't put name tags on any of them. At our Christmas celebration, they will draw numbers and then pick a box in that order. it will be funny to see if a guy gets a girl's gift. I must warn them that some of those "adult" boxes contain booze. Of course, when it is all done, everyone will switch around and give the appropriate boxes to the correct people.
UPDATE: Remember me talking about a project that Jenna and I are working on? Well, it is going to be called Woodbridge Haven. If I tell you all, then we HAVE to complete it, right? It is turning out to be a massive amount of work, but we will persist. It is going to be a day-hab center for mostly autistic citizens who have aged out of the school system (18 years and up usually). We have done some of the paper work, applied for stuff you need to apply for with the state, and have an architect friend working on an idea for a building. We have also recruited two brilliant young women who have experience and information concerning this line of business, and they have been wonderful. Thank you, Chrissy and Tiffany.
The plan is to build on some of Hubby's and my bare land from our retired company. Thankfully, this land is placed about a minute's walk from my front door. Everyone we have talked to is excited and helpful. Keep warm fuzzy thoughts for us, okay? We are going to need all the good juju we can find. It may take a year or two (or more) to really get rolling, but like I said, we WILL persist.
NOTE: Two lovely ladies were born in this month; dear friend, Betty Coleman from MO, and my sweet late mother-in-law, Hazel aka Little Ma. Happy Birthday. Love you both so much!
Keep warm. 'Cause it really is cold out there! Brrrrrr!
P.S. I would really appreciate it if Cousin Rosie from Florida would stop posting info on Facebook about how she is constantly having to apply sunscreen lately. I'll get ya for that, Girl! You just wait and see! heehee.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL