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It's been a long cold few days.  With temps down in the single digits at night (Minus digits for you Celsius folks) and no higher than low 20's (still minus digits for you Celsius Folks), the house has been very cold as we do not have central heat of any kind and the little portable electric heaters can only do so much.  It's been layers of clothes and practically sitting right in front of a portable heater.  Hands of been too cold to do much crochet.

We've also been without water since Thursday when our pipes froze and just to add fun to the mix, the power steering belt broke on the car Joe drives.  Spent Thursday night out to get some jugs of water as well as some dinner and Friday after I got off work, out to get some pipe insulation, the power steering belt and dinner/lunch to tide us through till yesterday.

No luck trying to thaw pipes yesterday but did go to a friends where we could get hot hot hot showers and do a fast load of cold water wash for the layers of warm clothing we've been wearing.  Even was warm enough there to knit for a while and got 28 rows completed on my Dr. Who scarf.

Today is supposed to get above freezing so hopefully, Joe can get car fixed for work tomorrow and pipes will thaw out.

Now to head back under blankets!      
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Some weeks you wonder just how you got through it.  This has been one of them

Joe and Pneumonia:  Never expected it was that.  Flu maybe but fortunately, as the doctor said, we caught it early and the antibiotics are working.  He's still coughing a lot and  has pulled a muscle from doing so much of it but he's definitely improved some since Tuesday. 

Work:  Sometimes, deadlines collide.  That has been the case this week and with a bit of help Thursday and Friday mornings from two wonderful ladies in the congregation, I managed to get published,copied, collated, folded and addressed and mailed:
  • 225 monthly newletters
  • 115 stewardship campaign packets
  • 20 meeting reminder cards
as well as completing regular duties of:
  • copying, folding, collating 60 bulletins
  • folding 14 more
  • prepping sanctuary for service Sunday
  • checks and bookkeeping
  • and other sundry duties as required
Taz:  Those of you who follow (should be all of you LOL) know I usually drive our black 2002 Grand Prix SE lovingly named Taz.  You also recall Taz has been rather ornery on some occasions with repairs.  Recently, it seems the transmission is having trouble and considering this was already rebuilt once, we did some looking around and found Merlin. 

Merlin is a 2007 Mercury Milan dealer leftover.  With only 75 miiles on him, he'll come with 34 months of a bumper to bumper warranty so that if anything happens I can take him to any Ford/Lincoln/Mercury dealer for service.  5 speed manual, a/c, heater, cd/am/fm and I believe he also has the plug in for mp3 (they made 2 versions and pretty sure this one has the connection).  Tardis Blue with Beige interior.  We trade in in a couple of hours.  Photos will follow

Excited but a bit bummed as not having had any car payments for 10 years now, that part is so gonna take some getting used to.

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if hubby could join me there too :)  Finally home and glad to see Joe again.  But missing all my friends soooooo very very much. 

Of course, it seems I can't get home without some excitement in my life....

And that is what was left of my tire after it shredded/blew out at milemarker 14 on I-65 south in Kentucky Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at 12:30 a.m. :D  Fortunately was only going 55 due to construction and able to pull car to shoulder.  Called 911 asked for an emergency vehicle of some kind to provide more flashers besides my 4 ways till Geico could send a tow truck.  Wonderful woman who not only had all her flashers on but also helped explain to Geico the problem with towing out of this particualr construction section back to closest place as opposed to the Walmart at exit 2.  Turns out she's a HP fan and, Cowgirl, don't forget to send me your addy cause I am totally making you that Molly sweater I promised you that night.

Got tires on at Walmart (ended up getting 2 since if 1 went, I wasn't sure I wanted to trust the other one on the front as we got them the same time.

Terminus?  Wonderful, amazing, awesome!

Details and photos later once I get caught up
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Yep, the black Grand Prix is all fixed, all done, deductible all paid and home again and the rental is returned!  *sighs in pleasure* 
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.... the car.  At least it's still driveable.  Happened as we were heading away from Atlantic City.  Fortunately no one was hurt and I managed to swerve to avoid it being worse.  Now to deal with the deductible *sigh*


Will be so glad to get home today. 


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