It is Thursday already! Attila is beginning to set aside items for his trip back to the country house.
Attila began working on the wiring in the kitchen early yesterday morning, and most of the counter space has been covered with tools and electrical hardware since then. Since he worked on the project again today, the counter has been in the same condition. I will be very glad indeed, to have my kitchen counter back! When he finishes we will have a new light switch, electrical outlet, and a light fixture, all up to code.
Our new neighbours appear to be a young couple with a toddler. We included them on our Christmas card list for the neighbourhood. Every year we have been personally delivering Christmas cards to our neighbours. Already this year we have received a card from our neighbour across the street; her teenage son dropped it off, it was nice to meet him at last.
It snowed yesterday, and last night. About three inches fell, and this was considered a storm here, but at the country house it would have been relatively insignificant. The roads were a little slippery, and Attila did shovel out the driveway, but by late this afternoon the roads were clear, as were the sidewalks and driveways. Most of the snow melted today, and probably the rest will melt tomorrow. I did have fun clearing the snow off Tank though! I can’t reach most of the windshield, so the adjustable-pole snow brush, that Attila gave me as a gift years ago, is just the right tool.
It has been a quiet day here at the little house in the city. The skies are steely grey, everything else is black and white.
Tonight though, the Christmas lights will be twinkling, all up and down the street, and in our living room. The neighbours put up modest displays, which I favour. My favourite so far is the five foot high fir tree just down the street. It is decorated with blue Christmas lights, just the lights, which are a perfect combination with the green boughs dusted with snow.
Date: 3:00 PM EST Thursday 11 December 2014
Pressure: 100.7 kPa
Visibility: 24 km
Wind: WNW 9 km/h
Wind Chill: -6
“The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.”
Desiderius Erasmus (1466 – 1536)