Here's the view out my office window this morning. It looks like January out there. That's the big news this week. The rest of it has been work, work, work. I'm in the home stretch as all the contracts I teach conclude prior to Christmas. Then I'll have a good month to putter about before the next slew of contracts come in at the end of January.
Today I'm going to try out our new little snow blower that I picked up yesterday. An $80 gadget (regularly $160) to save on the back stress of shoveling. I hope it works well. It's going to be tough because the snow we have was mixed with sleet and freezing rain, so it's more like "fluffy ice" than snow. We tried with the regular snow shovel and couldn't do anything with it.
The brazilians upstairs called me this week to complain about the lack of heat in the kitchen. I sent Serge up to fix it. We figured it was probably just a breaker. Nope. The problem was that the tenants didn't know what a thermostat was. "We thought it was a thermometer," is what they said. I don't suppose they needed much heat in the tropics, so this was a new thing for them. Cute, in a super lame kind of way.