Boy, it windy here!! I left this morning to take the dogs to be groomed, and it was chilly but fairly still. When I went to pick them up around 1:00, the wind had kicked up and the chill in the air whipped right through clothing and it was down right cold! My thermometer in the car said it was in the low 50s, but it felt as if it were in the 20s to me. Geez! I just caught a bit of weather on TV a few minutes ago and there is a “blowing snow” advisory for most of the northern part of the state. That doesn’t affect us, but it is certainly believable, given the strength of winds here. It sounds like this will last through tomorrow. Ooooooo-Kaaaay. That means tomorrow is a “stay in with a cup of hot chocolate” day. I’m good for that!
I’m working on a project that will fit well with the stay-inside routine. I’ve begun scanning family pictures to store on discs. I planned to do this for a long time, but couldn’t find time in my hectic schedule. I wanted to do a slide show of my husband’s life before he died, so we (the children and I) could see it with him and talk to him about it. I thought that would be so nice for the kids, an opportunity to hear about his life from him. But he went much too quickly, so it wasn’t done. I’ve been dragging three big totes full of pictures for over a year. Now, finally I can get it all on CDs for preservation. I’ll make a copy for each of our kids, then the originals will be divided between them. The pictures go back at least 4 generations, and quite a few pictures are back to the 1800s, so preserving them is really important. I even found a few tin-types! I have no idea what I can do with them.
I found an interesting snapshot in the stacks of the like. A picture of my mother-in-law who years ago was involved in politics for a long time here in New Mexico. The snapshot is a small group of people. Standing in the center is MIL with Ted Kennedy. It was apparently during a campaign, but I’m unable to tell much more. There is a notation on the back, but the date reads “1/25/196”, yep, without the last digit, so I just don’t know. Interesting find, however.
I’m still looking at houses, but nothing is measuring up to THE house. And things relating to THE house are progressing . . . slowly, but the process is on-going. With any luck, the tests, clearances and inspections will be done in the next 10 days or so. Then . . . hopefully, I’ll know enough to be sure that I want to make an offer. Boy, this is such a dance, isn’t it? I feel it is the right place, but I can’t let go and really like it until everything is deemed worthy of being liked! I know, I know, it makes all kinds of logical sense, but the mix of heart stuff (like it, love it, gotta have it) with head stuff (is it good, is it safe, is it financeable) isn’t easy to balance at times. Oh, I’ll be fine, but I can’t figure out how to turn down the knob that controls the gauge marked “Impatience.” Keep your fingers crossed for me!