I spent the afternoon baking chocolate chip biscotti's from scratch. We have to go to a party tonight and have to bring either an appetizer or a dessert. So I pulled out my grandmother -in-law's old recipe. They turned out really great, nice and toasted perfectly.
Yesterday I purchased a new keyboard, mouse and (finally) a new flat panel monitor for the computer in the office. I LOVE the monitor, its huge! 24 inches. Unfortunately, my old computer does not support HD so I am not getting the full blown awesomeness of the monitor. The keyboard is a whole different story. It is wireless and cannot keep up with the speed of my typing. I hate the way I have to go back and type the first letters to some words, or not get a space. I guess I have to get used to it. I should have bought an old fashioned wired one. Oh, well,this one was under 30 dollars, so when it goes, I will go back to the old kind.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
All went well with the plumber. We only had a clog in our line. However, we now need to find out if we have a cess pool or septic tanks. Isn't that nice? I had to call the realtor that sold us the house almost 5 years ago to see if she can find the septic tank inspection report. We had an inspector come yesterday and he can't remember if he inspected our house or not. So today we have a company coming out, oh just about now, to locate, uncover and possibly pump out our septic system, whatever that may include. Oh the joys of owning a house built in 1927. I do love our house, it is full of charm and character. Some days I wish we were hooked up to the public sewer system.
Friday, January 2, 2009
I finished putting away all the Christmas decor. What a chore that was. I did manage to get some help from #2 son, #1 son was doing homework. Homework he had time to do on our trip with its multiple plane rides, but NOOOOOO, we have to wait until we have to return to school on Tuesday. Anyways, I wait for the plumber, one of our toilets is backed up and it is affecting my kitchen plumbing and the one bathroom's plumbing. So I cannot clean dishes or run the water in that part of the house. Luckily, we have 3 other bathrooms that can be used. So I have been rinsing off some dishes in my bathroom sink. Fun!!! I hope he can fix it without too much trouble and money. I will post later after he finishes.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Happy New Year to all! Just got back from the market. I missed the ringing in of 2009 because I was so tired and went to bed at 9:30 last night. I got a rude awakening at midnight due to my neighbors fireworks. Well, I feel I am caught up with my sleep, almost. I am finishing all the vacation laundry. That is one good thing to start off the new year.