It has been cold here (by TX standards anyway) the past couple of days. I thought the frost on the edges of the leaves of this bush looked cool (no pun intended).
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
This is what you get when your company goes completely non-smoking...not outside the buildings, not in your car, nowhere on the property. People huddled on the public sidewalk in the foggy, misty rain having their smoke.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
This house went on the market mid 2008 and I'm so excited that it's this close to sold. See this house is next door to us and the people haven't been nice to us at all since just before we closed on our house. They had a permanent basketball goal cemented in the ground and it was over their property line...so on our property and we wouldn't have been able to close on our house unless it was moved. They didn't like that fact and blamed us for not being flexible and just signing a waiver. The title company and the builder both told us that we couldn't close unless it was moved, but the homeowners kept arguing with us that they were told by the title company and the builder that they could leave it. A few angry voicemails and e:mails (both via company phone and e:mail) later from the neighbor and they finally moved it. Dh and I met a couple a few weeks back that said they had made 2 offers on the house and they seemed really nice so we're hoping it's them...they also have 2 boys ages 10 and 12.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I picked up this oil-less turkey fryer during the week and we wanted to give it a try. The past couple of years we've deep fried our turkey for Thanksgiving and while it's by far the best tasting turkey I've ever had it is definitely costly and messy and a pain to clean up and dispose of the oil. So, we tried out the new gizmo today and the turkey was even better than the ones we've fried in peanut oil. Oh, and check out the crazy temps outside today.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
E tells me tonight that his jacket has a hole in it that he can stick his thumb through. I figured it was a seam so no biggie. Well it wasn't the seam (I was still able to fix it) afterall. When I asked him how it happened he said "it must have been the metal"...ummm what metal? Guess it got caught on a fence at school.
I decided to give these green bags a try because I'm tired of throwing away produce that's gone bad in just a few days. I didn't put these bananas in the bag right when I bought them (because I forgot) but they still lasted longer than they ever have before. Perhaps they do work.
The morning we left, the gate on the fence wasn't looking to secure so dh did what he could before we made our way to the airport. We joked during vacation about whether or not the gate door would still be up when we got back. Well it was...but this section was just as you see it here. Guess it's time for a new fence.