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Cold!

Cold!

So glad that I didn’t have to go out today until the temps went up! Looking forward to the “heatwave” of tomorrow. Woo hoo 30 degrees!

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Water, water everywhere

and you seriously would not want to drink any of this.

Pumping 3 inches of rain water out of your basement is not a good way to spend your time. Now imagine thinking you broke your utility pump in between attempts to pump it out.

So not fun.

Seriously need to get this basement a bit more watertight. I want a door like this:

Think that would qualify as an energy star approved door? It would at least keep the giant squid out!

Still Alive…

But trapped behind multiple boxes and exhausted from the heat. Yuck.

We are moved in, but have been finding problems the way you do when you move into a new place. The most annoying? They didn’t tape the pipe joints downstairs so they are almost completely rusted shut and are not attached to the wall.

Other than that, still alive and kicking…luckily it feels like today is going to be cooler than hotter so I might actually touch up the paint in the various rooms today quickly to get that done with. Radiators are a pain in the ass to paint behind.

Coming up for air

I have one more day, one more day of summer class, that is until I am done for a month. These short semesters are hell on your body and mind. You still have the same amount of work, but half the time to do it in.

Relationships suffer, stress mounts. More beer than usual is drunk. Nothing like making a power point presentation while drinking.

Finally turned on our AC from the 80s. It gets the room coolish…just have to be creative with the fans.

Onto finishing my presentation!

The Weather

Most of my job involves me talking to visitors from around the world, trying to help them understand Boston and getting around. The other day, we had about 300 people come in and I swear, most of them complained about the weather.

Now, this was Tuesday…so it was in the 40s and a bit windy, but nothing horrible. The sun was shining, no rain or snow. And it just started to get on my nerves.

So, the boy comes to pick me up from work and we go over to Kinkos to photocopy some papers, bitching about work while there and then start the walk back. Just before we got into Government Center, I exclaimed “Its just weather, people! Suck it up!!”

And I guess I said it louder than I meant…because two guys (who looked like construction workers) busted out laughing.

At least I was able to amuse someone that day.

Oh, and I saw a woman with mittens, a scarf, and winter hat on yesterday. When it was 60. So glad today is my Saturday.

2 hours

This morning, I was smart and called the snow line for work before getting too awake and discovered there was an hour delay. Love it!

Went back to bed for an hour and got up, ate two bowls of cereal, put my layers on (love my gore tex pants!), and trekked into work. Found out there were two people who showed up early, which is good because our automatic door opened up at 9 AM.

Spent about 2 hours at the front desk talking to a lot of people from Austrailia, and then got the news at 11:55 that we were shutting down. Got home about a half hour ago and am in my pjs waiting for the Patriots game to begin.

I wish all days could be like this…go in an hour late, work for 2 hours, and get paid for 8! Love it!!

snow storm 08

Possibly the last storm of the year has finally arrived here in Eastie a few hours later than the weather people predicted. Its been going strong for about 2 hours and with the setting sun, the sky has turned a lovely shade of purple with large swaths of white streaming by.

I have been productive today already! Ihave a few presents that need to be made, mainly a blanket for my nephew’s puppy doll and onesies for my new niece who will arrive in May. Soon, the tree will go on and I might nip out to the back porch to sip some of my cider once the wind dies down a bit. The storm is supposed to have a wicked tail, though, that is going to hit coastal areas fairly hard. They really mean Gloucester and Ipswich, but its entirely possible that it might here too.
I’ve also gathered the stable food stuffs from the pantry that we aren’t going to eat. Salad dressing, green beans, corn, tomato sauce…all are not being eaten by us and can make someone’s Christmas a bit better. Now I just have to figure out when I can donate it before the holidays (There is a food pantry down the street at a Church).

snow

If the weathermen are to be believed, I will have about 0-12 inches of snow outside my window by Saturday morning. This will be our first significant storm here in Eastie, might be putting the car up on the non-emergency road tonight so we don’t have to worry about it.

However, I have:

  1. milk
  2. bacon
  3. eggs
  4. beer
  5. hard cider
  6. christmas presents to make
  7. 3 new books from the library
  8. 2 emergency radios
  9. gore-tex pants from work
  10. fixings for cookie making

I think we’ll be ok. It helps that we only have a very small area of shoveling that must be done, also. Hopefully, the boy will be let out of school and we can have a snow day together! That would be so awesome.

Reality TV as Medicine…

I am sick…my boyfriend teaches 7th and 8th grade and one of his kids got him sick this week. And I finally have succumb to the ickness.

I generally don’t take pills because they knock me out completely, even if they say non-drowsy. My medicine of choice is usually chocolate chip cookies. With liberal doses of Law and Order and reality shows.

Today has been filled with ANTM and Chinese food 🙂 We’ll see if I feel well enough to go to work tomorrow.