You all knew I couldn't quit blogging, right? Mr. Snoots told me I can't quit. He said we've not had any fights since I started blogging because I'm venting here instead of to him. Okay. I'll buy that. I always have an enormous amount of venting to do, which makes him want to *fix* everything, which isn't what I want. I just need someone to listen to me. I hope you don't mind me doing just that... Now, to the day's story.
Yes, we have snow. LOTS of snow. Last night the electricity went off like 11 or 12 times, so I finally just turned everything off, went to bed, and read my book on Kindle. In fact, we have so much snow that 2 large branches broke off of two different trees (yes, the same two Texas Laurels as before) in the backyard today and flattened out my Oleanders that had grown to 6 or 7 feet this summer. Argh!
So, when the going gets tough, the tough get going, right? Armed with my trusty broom, I decided to go outside and start knocking some snow off and it was really heavy, wet snow (I wouldn't want to ski in it for sure). I went for the Oleanders first because they just looked so pathetic. Thirty minutes later, they had risen from the ground a few feet. Then, I moved on to the Eleagnus bushes. Done. Lastly, I decided I'd better rid those trees that lost branches of their heavy snow. Then it happened. BAM! My first swat at the tree branches brought it all down on top of my hat-less head, as if I'd just been in a huge snowball fight. I assure you that it wasn't near as fun as the real thing but it made me laugh because I thought, "I'm having a snowball fight with myself."
Then, after an hour of that, I gave up trying to save anything else. When I came inside, I started putting away all the Christmas containers that hold the decorations and when I went into son's old room to put one large container under his bathroom sink, I found a very bad leak under the sink, that had already completely soaked the carpet and the wood of the cabinet under the sink. So, I had to call my favorite plumbers. Yay!
I'd had a lot of the things from SD's room in there until I can figure out what to do with them... Like her curtains I still haven't hung and my entire bag of scrap-booking *stuff*, among other things. Oh. Joy. To. The. World. We have another problem. *Sigh*
Luckily, the plumber came right away and fixed things, saying that he'd never seen a leak like that one. How special is that, right? Then, I realized that we hear those words from almost every worker that's ever been here, which made me feel even more special. Anyway, a lot of stuff got ruined. Oh. Well. Old houses are fun that way.
So, our son is moving back to Austin this week (to finish school) and wanted me to drive the U-Haul down for he and his girlfriend, while they each drive their cars. Deja Vu. I recall doing that for SD when she and MC moved out to L.A. (lala land) and it was a total nightmare. Unfortunately he's leaving the same day that I have a doctor appointment for my colonoscopy in the morning and later in the day, an appointment for my follow-up on the bone grafts for my teeth implants, so I can't do it and Mr. Snooty just can't (for numerous reasons). Frankly, it's a ridiculous time to be doing ANY of this but we've met our high insurance deductible & need to cram in as many (health related) procedures as we can, right?
However, the good news is that I've finished decorating for Christmas, inside and outside, so I'm a happy camper, for now. Well, except for all the other things I have to take care of, like putting the crystal prisms on the tree, dealing with life in general, like getting the Christmas cards addressed and mailed, getting the Christmas bags ready for friends and family, and buying more paint for the painter (ugh), among other things.
Tonight the weather is supposed to get worse, which means colder with more snow. It seems like it was 100+ degrees like last week. It's difficult to be believe that this is West Texas. Gah.
Don't miss this video. The snowflakes were absolutely gargantuan, for hours. I apologize for the quality of the video. It was so bright outside, which didn't come across.......