Thursday, December 22, 2005

I almost forgot...

OH, I totally forgot to tell you about our ceiling. Long about Dec 22nd, I came home from work and noticed a strange wet spot on our carpet. Just as I pointed it out to Ron I looked up to see a 6 foot by 3 foot section of our ceiling bowing (I mean like three inches from where it should be) and dripping. We hurriedly emptied our room – its amazing how fast you can move a piano, bed and room full of books when a flood is threatening – and called the apt mgr. Seriously, it wasn’t 30 min from when I first noticed it until that whole section of ceiling FELL DOWN. This is when you’re so glad that you rent! We stayed the night in a hotel down the street and they cleaned it up. Unfortunately, the repair was awfully complicated. We ended up sleeping in our living room for a month!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Ron loves Christmas lights (here’s where he chimes in and says, “Did you know my first word was light?” Now you know.) Our Christmas season started somewhere around Nov 15 because he couldn’t wait any longer to put up the lights. But, after 6 weeks of nonstop Christmas fun, 3 Christmas mornings and a 72 hour, multi state celebration....this year, I think we both actually hit the wall with Christmas. It was fun…but a little much.