Wednesday, December 09, 2009

blustery days

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I don't know how cold it is outside. The wind has blown the thermometer off my porch. I'm finding all the places where air infiltrates my home and doing quick fixes of taping over them until we can come up with a better solution.

I'm grateful on this windy, snowy day, that I have a furnace that works, even if it is going full time to keep me at about 70 degrees. I'm glad that my kids aren't freezing, and that the electricity is on so we can watch "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" one last time before we send it back to Netflix. (Finally!)

I'm sad that my husband and brother are out in the wind and snow today, working to finish up the last of this year's work. It is no fun to be outside all day in weather like this. Being 100 feet up in the air makes it even worse. Of all the weeks to be at work, this one is no fun. Maybe they'll give up and come home early!

I'm glad I have some hot tea and some cookies we frosted last night. I did the frosting, Elizabeth handled the sprinkles, and Nathanael hit the table with his spoon. We'll be starting an antiquing/distressing business soon so people can pay me to have my kids damage their furniture.

And I'm grateful for my internet connection that allows me to share this with all of you.


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