New Year’s Eve

Here we are again. The last day of the year. The night to party and make resolutions. I used to make resolutions, but I don’t anymore. I feel like it’s a pretty big deal if I make it through a night and wake the next morning! I do my chores and get through the day and I don’t hurt anyone. I think that’s a win.

Do you make resolutions? If you’re not clear on what that is, this might clear it up for you.

I do hope you all have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. Make resolutions, don’t make resolutions. Party or don’t party. Just try to be safe and happy and all will be well.

The Lights are Bright!

Yesterday, we got the new electrical panel installed. I was thankful that it was a relatively warm and sunny day with a high of 42. It could have been much worse. We had no power for nine hours. I felt bad for the poor guy working outside all day. I don’t do well with cold. Come to think of it, I don’t do well with hot either. I’m more of a warm/cool weather person. This electrician was determined to get the job done with what time he had. He didn’t even take a lunch break. I offered to go get him something, but he said he was okay. I’m such a mom and was worried about him haha!

Today, I am going to start using some of the things that was causing us to lose power. After four months of not having lights, it seems so weird to flick a switch and the rooms light up. So far, so good. Right now, I’m putting a vinegar water cycle through my very, very old washing machine. It hasn’t been used in months and I figured it could use a nice rinse. I find myself with knots in my stomach and just waiting for it to blow out the power.

Now, I have to hang around and wait for the inspector to come and approve the work. He/she can be here anytime between 8am and 5pm and someone has to be here. I wonder how people who actually have to work get these things done? Crazy.

The rest of my week is going to be super busy. I have to get to the store and get food. We have been making sure we are very low on fridge/freezer things because I knew we would be without power for at least a day and didn’t want to have food go bad. I am working on Thursday and Friday watching some children. I haven’t worked in months, so this will be a shock to my system. I did watch these kids for 5 years, so it’s not like I don’t know them, so it will be fine.

I hope you all have a very happy and wonderful Holiday Season, a Merry Christmas, or whatever you prefer it to be called!